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TASMU hosts French trade delegation at MoTC

TASMU hosts French trade delegation at MoTC

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The TASMU Smart Qatar initiative, a flagship programme by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), hosted a French trade delegation in partnership with the French Embassy. The delegation, which consisted of 24 French businesses, were briefed on TASMU’s Smart Qatar programme at MoTC’s majlis. The event was directed by Guillaume Pepy, head of the Qatar-France Council at the French Business Confederation (MEDEF), and Reem al Mansoori, assistant undersecretary of Digital Society Development Sector at MoTC.
The event was attended by the French Ambassador to Qatar HE Franck Gellet and Marc Rennard, head of the Digital Task Force at MEDEF and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Digital Investment.
The French trade delegation that attended the event included leading companies that are transforming their business models to integrate digital dimensions in their activities such as CITELUM - GROUPE EDF, SAUR and SNCF.
The delegation also included companies that provide technological and consulting solutions such as EGIS, SETEC, as well as smart solutions consultants. Other companies were present at the briefing, such as Famoco, which provide security systems for new technologies, in addition to financial technologies solutions such as Fime. Another company, Flowbird, that specialises in smart parking solutions, also took part.
Companies such as Thales, that have developed special expertise in integrated smart and sustainable cities, were also part of the delegation.
This briefing event was created to address and discuss the delegation’s interest in investing in Qatar’s growing ICT market, specifically TASMU’s transportation, logistics and environment sectors.
As one of TASMU’s integral parts, the TASMU Digital Valley is advancing cooperation between multinationals, start-ups, small and medium enterprises and research institutes. It’s an ICT ecosystem where industry, academia and the public sector come together to help achieve the vision of Smart Qatar. It aims to use funds to drive innovation and support the implementation of TASMU projects.
As the main driver of Qatar’s transformation into a sustainable and technology-driven country, TASMU oversees the development and implementation of smart technologies in five priority sectors across the nation; Transportation, Healthcare, Logistics, Environment, and Sports.
TASMU is currently developing over 100 use-cases that address national challenges. The first and second wave of these use-cases will be completed by 2020, this includesnational food security analytics, digital shipping guide, virtual physician consultation services, mobile clinics, active living index, and more.
Reem al Mansoori, the Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development in Qatar’s Ministry of Transportation and Communication said: “We were delighted to host the French trade delegation on our premises today. As our National Day slogan states, the path to excellence is difficult. Therefore, at TASMU, we are always looking to foster collaboration and bring together government entities, local SMEs, large multinational companies, research and academic institutes, startups, and NGOs to create tangible real-life applications that are contextual and relevant to Qatar’s current and future challenges.”

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