The TASMU Smart Qatar initiative, a flagship program by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), hosted a French trade delegation in partnership with the French Embassy and made them aware of the various activities and digital transformation in Qatar.
The members of the delegation, which consisted of 24 French businesses, were briefed on TASMU’s Smart Qatar program at MoTC’s majlis. The event was directed by Guillaume Pepy, Head of the Qatar-France Council at the French Business Confederation (MEDEF), and Reem Al Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development Sector at MoTC.
The event was attended by Franck Gellet, the French Ambassador to Qatar and Marc Rennard, Head of the Digital Task Force at MEDEF and CEO of Orange Digital Investment. The French trade delegation that attended the event included leading companies that are transforming their business models to integrate digital dimensions in their activities such as CITELUM – GROUPE EDF, SAUR, and SNCF.
The delegation also included companies that provide technological and consulting solutions such as EGIS, SETEC, as well as smart solutions consultants. Other companies were present at the briefing, such as Famoco, which provides security systems for new technologies, in addition to financial technologies solutions such as Fime. Another company, Flowbird, that specializes in smart parking solutions, took part. Lastly, companies such as Thales, that have developed special expertise in integrated smart and sustainable cities, were also part of the delegation.
TASMU is currently developing over 100 use-cases that address national challenges. The first and second wave of these use-cases will be completed by 2020, this includes national food security analytics, digital shipping guide, virtual physician consultation services, mobile clinics, active living index, and more.
Al Mansoori said: “We were delighted to host the French trade delegation on our premises today. As our National Day slogan states, the path to excellence is difficult. Therefore, at TASMU, we are always looking to foster collaboration and bring 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.”