TASMU Digital Valley (TDV), an innovation cluster where different sectors can come together to help achieve the vision of Smart Qatar along with Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), one of the world’s leading and fastest growing onshore business and financial centres, co-hosted a webinar with Invest Qatar entitled “Crisis as a Catalyst: Emerging Opportunities in Qatar’s Digital Sector” to discuss the strength of the Qatari market for foreign investors as well as the role of digital transformation as a driving force for new opportunities in Qatar’s digital sector.
In line with its newly-launched webcast series entitled ‘#AccessQatar: QFC Webcast Series’, the webinar took shape as an engaging discussion featuring
Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, CEO, QFC;
Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani, CEO, Investment Promotion Agency of Qatar;
Noor Al-Kuwari, Senior Project Lead, TASMU Digital Valley;
Heba Almasri, Managing Director, Qatar SportsTech;
and Kristian Feldborg, CEO and Founder, Vesuvio Labs.
The webinar offered a platform for QFC and Invest Qatar to deep-dive into how their platforms are faring in light of COVID-19 and Qatar’s continued openness to foreign direct investment, complemented by expert views on growth prospects for Qatar’s digital sector from leading local and international digital organisations. The webinar saw over 200 attendees tune in globally from markets such as the UK, Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Noor Al-Kuwari, Senior Project Lead, TASMU Digital Valley, said: “The impact of COVID-19 pandemic has been both immediate and far-reaching and has also resulted in the creation of significant digital opportunities across all sectors of the economy. These opportunities are targeted towards both local and foreign companies, where TDV aims to support them navigate, operate and invest in Qatar."