Ooredoo represented Qatar’s ICT and technology industries at the Qatar-Korea Business Forum held at Grand Hyatt Doha yesterday. The forum was intended to provide a platform for prominent companies from both countries, as well as senior government officials, to explore bilateral trade and development opportunities.
HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari joined Sung Yun-mo, South Korean Minister of Energy and Industry, while premier institutions such as Qatar Financial Centre, Qatar Free Zones Authority and Korea Maritime Institute were present at the event. Representatives from both countries presented bilateral investment opportunities.
Ooredoo’s participation was in “Promising Areas: Artificial Intelligence and Smart Cities and their Contribution to Businesses in the Past Decade”. Hassan Ismail M S al-Emadi, assistant director (Government Accounts) at Ooredoo, presented the company’s Artificial Intelligence solutions, noting the successful use of AI in several fields, such as customer empowerment, zero touch and digital assistant interactions and superior analytics.
Several cases were presented as evidence of Ooredoo’s position as an enabler of transformation through technology.
Haya al-Qahtani, IoT Product Development analyst, presented ‘Smart Cities — Transforming Qatar through Technology’.
Progress towards becoming a ‘Smart Nation’ was also highlighted, with Ooredoo outlining its provision of high quality telecoms and connectivity infrastructure — its 5G network and Supernet, as well as a wide range of Smart solutions for transportation, environment, public safety and energy — that support the country’s drive to achieve Qatar National Vision 2030.
Yousuf Abdulla al-Kubaisi, chief operating officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We were very happy to be representing Qatar at the Qatari Korean Business Forum, an opportunity we considered invaluable to strengthen ties between our two countries and explore the many possibilities for bilateral trade and development. “We share many similarities with Korea, not least a forward-thinking, progressive approach to business.”
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