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Doha Pano, a Qatari a start-up company, announced that it has been nominated as 'Qatar's best national digital solution' at the international World Summit Awards (WSA). The World Summit Awards are a global initiative selecting digital innovation making positive impact on society.
With this nomination in the category of culture & tourism, Doha Pano qualifies for evaluation among over 400 international projects by the WSA Jury 2018.
Doha Pano was started by a three Qatari students in 2009 who were interested in developing rich visual digital experiences. The company has been transformed into a start-up business and officially registered in 2017 under the name Doha Pano Media and Advertising,
Doha Pano is 100 percent Qatari-owned company and is considered the first and only certified Google Street View agency in Qatar. The company strength is boosted by its team of local talent and it doesn't operate through any third parties, contractors or freelancers.
Doha Pano was named the"Best Micro Based Business 2017" by Rowad Qatar, an initiative led by Qatar Development Bank to recognise outstanding entrepreneurs.
Commenting on the recognition, Doha Pano Chairman and Founding Member Abdulla al Zaghmout said,"We are honoured to represent Qatar at the World Summit Awards 2018. This international nomination comes as a testament to the great support we have received from our home country Qatar. The country drive to foster entrepreneurship has immensely encouraged us to believe in our ability to run an award winning business."
He said,"We have worked closely with Ministry of Transport and Communications and Qatar National Committee who have been very supportive in this nomination. We are crossing our fingers and looking forward to the award ceremony that will take place in November."
Doha Pano CEO Mohamed al Kaabi said,"Digital content has been widely used to promote culture & tourism and we are pleased to be recognized as ambassadors to promote Qatar on such an international platform. We aim to further grow our expertise and talent to move to the next phase of becoming a well-established business."
Doha Pano team has an over 10 years of experience in 360 immersive technologies, producing quality content with world class standards. The company offers a suite of digital services including Google Street View, 360 Virtual Tours, 360 Videos, 360 Live Streaming, Photography and Film Production.
The company has worked with a number of high profile clients in Qatar including Sidra Medicine, Qatar Rail, Qatar Financial Centre, and Al Hazem Mall.
Each year, WSA nominees are selected by the WSA National Experts from more than 180 UN member states. The WSA National Experts nominate up to eight projects for each country one for every WSA category. The WSA 2018 nominees will be evaluated based on seven fundamentals criteria: Content, Functionality, Design, Technology, Innovation, Impact and Global/UN value.
A nomination to the WSA hence is already and award in itself the qualification to compete and be presented on an international level and being recognized nationally for the quality of digital content the company produce.