Siemens to help develop Qataris’ tech skills
An agreement has been signed by Siemens and the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Qatar to advance tech capabilities among Qatari nationals
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed by Siemens and the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Qatar.
The agreements serves to advance tech capabilities among Qatari nationals and, under the agreement, Siemens will undertake to provide guidance and training to the Ministry’s Innovation Lab, its staff as well as start-ups allied with its innovation and incubation programs, QIB reported.
The alliance will emphasise knowledge transfer and skills building that underpin Qatar’s national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) strategies and policies.
The MoU was announced at QITCOM Exhibition and Conference, the country’s biggest digital event running March 6 to 8.
Adrian Wood, CEO of Siemens in Qatar said:“This agreement comes shortly after we released our Business to Society report for Qatar, where we had quantified our contribution to society through sustainable business.
We are delighted to continue supporting local talent development in-line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030.”
He added that by collaborating with a strong local partner such as the Ministry, will help promote ICT development and adoption in Qatar for key segments of society such as the youth, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small and medium-sized enterprises.
Sectors including manufacturing, automation, intelligent traffic solutions, smart cities, efficient and integrated mobility solutions and digitalisation will come within Siemens’ pledge to provide mentoring and guidance in areas relevant to it expertise.
Similarly, the Ministry will share its expertise in public policy and regulation in areas linked to its mandates in the transportation and ICT sectors.
Both parties will seek to support pilot projects of significance to national ICT enterprises and with constructive economic or social impact on Qatari society.
Siemens has been operating in Qatar for more than 40 years, with a present-day workforce of almost 500 employees.
The company redistributes 60% of its profit to local shareholders in Qatar and it also contributes to transmitting and distributing more than 60% of the power generated in the country.