Top global firms back Qatar ICT event
Doha, April 18, 2011
Global ICT heavyweights have given their support to an upcoming conference and exhibition in Doha, which will showcase Qatar’s capabilities in terms of partnerships and research and development centres.
Organised by IFP Qatar in partnership with ictQatar, the first annual Qitcom Conference & Exhibition will be held from May 24 to 26 at the Doha International Exhibition Centre.
Leading global telecoms solutions provider Huawei has signed up as the exclusive Pearl Sponsor for the event, while Microsoft has been confirmed as Platinum sponsors of Qitcom 2011.
Joining them as Diamond sponsors are some of the best known names in the ICT industry including IBM, SAP and business hardware and software company Oracle.
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, the private, chartered, nonprofit organization is also supporting Qitcom 2011 as the Diamond Sponsor.
Also joining Qitcom 2011 as sponsors are Qatar Computer Services (QCS), which has supplied IT products and services within Qatar since 1978; EMC2 which provides storage, protection and optimization solutions, and Qatar Datamation Systems (QDS), which has been providing accounting systems, hardware and software, to businesses in the country for more than 30 years, a statement from Qitcom said.
Qatar’s leading financial institution, Qatar National Bank has been confirmed as the official bank of Qitcom 2011.
Heading the partners is Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking and communications technology who has come on board as digital media partner.
The Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), Qatar’s home for technology-based companies from around the world, has been appointed innovation technology partner, while the Qatar National Research Fund, which supports the country’s research community, has been chosen as the official research partner.
Also, Mada (Qatar Assistive Technology Center), a non-profit organization with focus on empowering and enabling people with disabilities through ICT, has been appointed strategic access partner for Qitcom 2011.
“We have already had a tremendous amount of interest in Qitcom 2011 and this is also reflected in the support extended by these high profile sponsors and with ongoing interest from others,” said George Ayache from IFP Qatar.
“This shows the strength and potential of the ICT industry in Qatar with investment in major ICT projects set to double over the next five years as part of the challenge to create a vibrant and diverse knowledge based economy by 2030,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service