HE the Minister of Finance Ali Sharif Al Emadi is to deliver the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of Qatar’s ICT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2014), organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology in collaboration with fischerApplet, at Qatar National Convention Center, on May 26-28.
Organized under the name of “Innovating Today for the Future of Qatar”, QITCOM 2014 Conference will be hosting iconic local, regional and global experts to share thoughts on key ICT topics on its three days.
Day 1 focuses on “Building a Networked Society: Social Media for Social Impact” where Mr. Kevin Eyres, former Managing Director at LinkedIn, will highlight the growing importance and use of social media in the State of Qatar and the region and its significant impact on the community as a whole.
Focusing on “The Cornerstone of Innovation in Broadband & Broadcast: Satellite and its Impact on Society”, Day 2 will host Karim Sabbagh, CEO at SES, as a keynote speaker with speakers from Es’hailSat, Ooredoo, Qatar Rail, SAP, EMC2 and Autodesk to address Qatar’s technological advancements in satellite, broadband and broadcast and their reflections on the media landscape, in terms of access and content. “Fostering Innovation and a Culture of Entrepreneurship” is the catchphrase of Day 3. The keynote will be delivered by Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder of Square.
Noteworthy, the “Innovation Theater”, a community focused installation that provides entrepreneurs and SME owners with a platform to display their ideas, is to witness a number of competitions and activities for young Qatari entrepreneurs, as well as students throughout the three days of the event.
Source : Qatar News Agency