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Corporate | October 13, 2019

Event Brings Together High-Profile Companies and Government Officials to Explore Bilateral Opportunities

Doha, Qatar

Ooredoo yesterday represented Qatar’s ICT and technology industries at the Qatari Korean Business Forum held at Grand Hyatt Doha.

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.

H.E. Ali Bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Qatari Minister of Commerce and Industry, joined H.E. Sung Yun-mo, Korean Minister of Energy and Industry, and industry heavyweights such as Qatar Financial Centre, Qatar Free Zones Authority and Korea Maritime Institute at the event, where 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’. Mr Hassan Ismail M S Alemadi, 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 & 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. We’re confident our technology can effectively link both countries to the rest of the world through our global connectivity services and innovative solutions, and we look forward to expanding business relations with Korea yet further.”