Mowasalat, Microsoft join hands to boost digital transformation in transport sector Apr 13, 2021 0 1128 12345 QNA DohaMicrosoft on Monday announced that it has entered into a partnership with the public transport services provider Mowasalat (Karwa) to accelerate its digital transformation programme and create safe, personalised experiences for passengers.Formalised in a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the partnership will include workshops to drive the delivery of innovative new solutions for the transportation industry in Qatar. Deliverables will include roadmaps for implementation of Microsoft technologies. Current plans include development of the concept of Mobility-as-a-Service and the delivery of Microsoft Power BI dashboards and Power Apps agile development.The agreement was signed by Chief Administrative Officer Ahmed Abdulrahman Al Muftah on behalf of Mowasalat (Karwa) and Country Manager of Microsoft Qatar Lana Khalaf on behalf of Microsoft.Mowasalat (Karwa) will also work with Microsoft to design and build a journey planner to enhance rider experience and Microsoft will train Mowasalat employees, through a skill and certification plan, in key areas in Microsoft technology. Microsoft will also instruct Mowasalat staff on how to leverage the Shifts & Scheduling app in Microsoft Teams for the enhancement of operations management.“As a trusted cloud solutions company, Microsoft is the ideal partner for us in our establishment of a digital enterprise,” said Fahad Saad Al Qahtani, chief executive officer of Mowasalat.“Our goal is to put Qatar on the world map as a hub of innovation in the transport services sector. Together we shall design training programmes that will help bridge the gap between technology companies and transportation entities. We expect Microsofts partner ecosystem to play an important role in building agile and modern solutions for Mowasalat,” he added.For his part, Muftah said, “We are constantly looking for future oriented concepts to keep us on top of the game. Our focus lays not only on customer related interfaces like our Bus and Taxi Apps, but also on transforming our daily operations to optimise our processes. “This has helped us to implement our customer centric philosophy while reducing our environmental footprint. Ultimately, tech-based solutions will play an integral part in establishing a sustainable transportation legacy in the country.”Khalaf said, “Mowasalat is among the major stakeholders in Qatar’s growth story, which is led by the Ministry of Transport and Communication. With upcoming global events in the country, the company furthers its commitment to Qatar and its National Vision 2030. “We are excited to partner with the leading transport service provider in the country to enable its vision to gain world recognition with trust and reputation of its brand. It is our aim that these solutions will be recognised as benchmarks in excellence among public services stakeholders around the world and replicated as gold standards. Pages 1234 RELATED ARTICLES QRCS to raise $100mn to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the vulnerable Apr 13, 2021 0 1180 QU-CENG honours students on Dean’s List for Fall & Spring 2020 Apr 13, 2021 0 806 HBKU-CPP, UC Berkeley enter into research and education collaboration Apr 13, 2021 0 1837 WCM-Q, HMC Heart Hospital team up for ECG course Tribune News Network Doha Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Heart Hospital have teamed up to deliver a practical course on the effective use of the electrocardiogram (ECG) to ..