The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has signed contracts for 11 projects for its Tasmu Smart Qatar Programme during Qitcom 2019. Qitcom is the largest Information and Communication Technology showcase and event in Qatar, organised by the ministry.
The Tasmu Central Platform contract was awarded to a consortium where Ooredoo is the main partner. Other partners of the consortium included Microsoft, as the global technology enabler, PWC, as the consulting firm, TATA, as the system integrator, Malomatia, as the IT service provider, Dell, Cisco, Atos as the technology infrastructure enabler and security partners, S Software, as the business process management, PayCare, as the digital payment enabler, amongst others.
Most importantly, these contracts will bring to life Tasmu's mega-project, the Tasmu Central Platform, which will form the principal foundation of Qatar's transformation into a smart country and will empower cross-sector collaboration, as well as data sharing, to encourage innovation and digital enablement across the country and its growing digital landscape.
The Central Platform will be the main foundation of the Tasmu Smart Qatar Programme, connecting all projects and sectors, to activate integrated smart solutions. As the backbone of the Tasmu programme, the central platform will cater to all sectors' requirements and standards. It will empower alliances and data sharing to spur innovation, create a comprehensive data repository housing all the data collected from its attached projects, and build on existing digitisation progress and Qatar's evolving national digital infrastructure.
The highlights of the day also included the operations of the Smart Qatar Programme Transformation Office contract being awarded to Deloitte. The contract was signed by Mohannad Tayem, Lead Partner Deloitte ME Business Transformation Portfolio.
The Smart Sectors Transformation Roadmap project was awarded to Oliver Wyman LLC Qatar. The contract was signed by Dr Neil Reid, Managing Partner at Oliver Wyman.
Other projects awarded include, but not limited to, the Tasmu Digital Skills initiative that was awarded to Ronald Berger. Among the smart sectors wave-2 smart solutions, Insightful Customs Rating, Digital Farmer Community and Virtual Consultation were awarded to Malomatia, the Tasmu Six Policies and Standards Development was awarded to PA Consulting Group.
The Tasmu Smart Qatar initiative is the MoTCs flagship national digitisation programme, designed to underpin, transform and accelerate the achievement of all the foundation pillars of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030.
The Tasmu programme is a primary driver of Qatar's transformation into a sustainable and technology-driven country. It provides oversight, governance, structure and delivery enablement for the digital development and implementation of smart technologies across five priority national sectors; transportation, healthcare, logistics, environment, and sports.
The contracts signed by MoTC during Qitcom will support the advancement of these smart technologies, which are spread over 100 projects that are designed to address national challenges across the five priority sectors.
HE Reem al-Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development, at Ministry of Transport and Communications, said: "We are delighted with the signing of the contracts during Qitcom 2019 and are excited about the progress it will bring to our flagship Tasmu Smart Qatar initiative. These contracts will play a big role in carrying our country to the future it deserves."
She added: "In line with our country's direction to support the private sector, we've waived the performance and bid bonds for local starts up and SMEs. We are working on eliminating temporary and permanent insurance bonds for startups, to help them take part in governmental tenders. We hope that by being open about such information, we can showcase the Ministry's transparency and dedication to support the local economy."
Tasmu is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the people of Qatar by addressing real world and relevant use cases focused on user journeys through its five priority sectors. The initiative brings together government entities, local SMEs, large multinational companies, research and academic institutes, startups, and NGOs to create tangible real-life applications that are contextual and relevant to Qatar's current and future challenges, aspirations and needs.
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