Cooperation aims to accelerate digital transformation in Qatar
: Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation (QF RDI), today renewed its partnership agreement with Cisco Qatar for a further five years, with the aim of continuing both entities’ commitment to accelerating the pace of digital transformation in Qatar.
The partnership was renewed by Yosouf Abdulrahman Saleh, Executive Director, QSTP, and Shane Heraty, General Manager, Cisco Qatar, during a signing ceremony held at QSTP.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Saleh said: “Our renewed partnership with Cisco Qatar allows us to further drive increased connectivity and build integrated networks that are able to adapt to the ever-changing global digital landscape.
“Cisco Qatar has made invaluable contributions in support of achieving Qatar’s ICT objectives, and we are delighted to reaffirm our collective commitment to making great strides towards digital transformation in Qatar.”
Through Cisco’s presence at QSTP, and its global leadership in the networking industry, the company strives to work closely with the Qatari government to help achieve a strong ICT future built on a resilient and sustainable infrastructure.
Mr. Heraty said: “Since the start of its Qatar operations in 2006, Cisco Qatar has worked strategically along with its channel partners to develop a secure, automated, and intelligent network for Qatar’s evolving digital landscape. Qatar is embracing the digital era, and its government has taken confident and impactful strides toward developing a sustainable and diversified economy. We continue to support the government’s vision and offer our strategic service in that direction.”
“Our customers have transitioned to a world where technology is not just enabling their strategy; it is actually helping define their strategy. The next decade is poised to usher-in the greatest technology expansion and most powerful digital disruptions we’ve seen, and Cisco is uniquely positioned to partner with our customers in enabling their digital businesses.”
The extension of the collaboration between both entities will allow Cisco Qatar to continue its mission of bringing digital innovations to life through its five key pillars: reinventing the network; powering a multi-cloud world; unlocking the power of data; enabling employee and customer experience; and embedding security into the fabric of the network.
Dr. Richard O’Kennedy, Vice President for Research, Development and Innovation, Qatar Foundation, said: “Cisco Qatar continues to play an integral role in helping to achieve Qatar’s digital objectives. QF RDI looks forward to continued collaborations with a global leader in ICT as we all work to enhance the interconnectivity of businesses, people and networks in Qatar and across the region.”
For the past 10 years, QSTP has supported Cisco Qatar in expanding its regional presence and outreach. As a key tenant of QSTP’s Free Zone, Cisco Qatar has been able to leverage an extensive network of more than 140 partners to build a secure, intelligent platform for digital business in Qatar, and work within a hub of technology-based companies to drive innovation.