MOTC Finalizes Arbitration Process for Qatar IT Business Awards 2016 Nominations
The Ministry of Transport and Communications has finalized the assessment and arbitration process for the Qatar IT Business Awards 2016 nominations. Results and winners are yet to be unveiled by the end of this month at a special event.
The Awards reflect the Ministry’s commitment to honoring the businesses that have added a significant value to Qatari ICT market. The aim is to recognize not only businesses’ unremitting efforts to attract local promising talent, but also the local accomplishments, in addition to the key objective of supporting innovation in that field.
The Awards will be sponsored by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), Vodafone Qatar, the Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) and Microsoft Qatar.
“The Ministry always supported and encouraged entrepreneurs in the ICT sector, as well as invigorating and enabling the breakthrough innovations that reflect positively on all sections and segments of the society,” said Mrs. Reem Al-Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Development at the Ministry.
Al-Mansoori added that the Awards come as part of the Ministry’s efforts to provide the incentives necessary to develop and reinforce the digital industry, raise awareness of the importance of the ultimate and safe usage of ICT, in addition to sharpen the competitiveness of Qatari ICT products by further promoting the quality and performance standards.
The Ministry has dedicated all Awards categories to local Qatari businesses. It also dedicated one category to honor the best IT adopter in the SME sector as a manifestation of Ministry’s commitment to backing up that vital industry.
The Awards include seven categories: Service Provider of the Year (Hardware), Cloud Service Provider of the Year, Service Provider of the Year (Software), Tech Startup of the Year, Best Mobile Application of the Year, Best IT Adoption in SME Sector and Smart Solution of the Year.