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Qatar has seen a massive digital uplift as it gears up for one of the biggest sporting events on the planet, the FIFA World Cup. This country wide transformation has not only placed Qatar in strong position to host this mega event but has also uplifted the economy with increasing interest from international markets.

To honor and recognize the transformation journey over the past few years, Forbes Middle East is hosting its inaugural ‘Digital Qatar Symposium & Awards 2021’ event. The event will include C-Level panel discussions and keynote speeches highlighting the efforts and steps that were taken to step up the digital transformation of the private and public sector alike. The forum will shine a light on how the government nurtured a sustainable and innovative ICT Eco System and how does it support the Qatar Vision 2030.


The Virtual Event will gather high profile dignitaries and executives to recognize and celebrate the most influential businesses and individuals shaping the future of Qatar.

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Agenda

17 November 2021

Digital Qatar Symposium & Awards 2021

12-00-12:05 pm

Opening Remarks & Welcome

12-00-12:20 pm

Keynote Speaker/Chief Guest

12:20-1:05 pm

In this panel we will discuss the actions and steps Qatar has taken in order to accelerate its digital transformation under the Vision 2030.It will also talk about how they mapped out strategies for both private and the public sector in order to create a more innovative and sustainable landscape that is efficient, effective and accessible to all.

H.E. Dr. Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani, Chairperson and Founder, Al Faleh Educational Holding (QPSC)
Ayman Maamoun Tamer, Chairman & Partner, Tamer Holding
Rashid Khalaf Al Habtoor, CEO & President of RKHBC, Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) LLC and RKH Investments, a holding company
Navin M. Valrani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Al Shirawi Group
Moderator: Anurag Bajpai , Partner and LG Private Enterprise and Family Business Leader, KPMG

1:05-1:15 pm

Partner Presentation /Virtual Networking

1:15-2:00 pm

Panel Discussion 2: Gearing Up for FIFA 2022 – Building World Class Infrastructure

The FIFA 2022 is just around the corner and in this panel we will discuss how Qatar has made all the necessary preparations and arrangements in terms of their infrastructure and how far they have advanced and made progress through technology and innovation.

Omar Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim, Chairman, Family Business Council Gulf
Maha Al Fahim, Board Member, Eshraq Investments
Farah Foustok, Chief Executive Officer, Lazard Gulf Ltd.
Moderator: Walid Chiniara , Partner, Global Family Solutions Deloitte

2:00-2:10 pm

Partner Presentation / Virtual Networking

2:10-2:55 pm

Panel Discussion 3: Digitally Transforming The Energy Sector In Qatar

Digitalization is the key to the future growth and increased efficiency of the oil, gas and energy sector in Qatar, the entire energy industry is moving towards taking full advantage of what new technologies have to offer and the latest innovations. In this panel we will host Industry experts and businesses with a view of discussing the entire spectrum of digitalization, from Big Data, to Cloud to Machine Learning in order to gain the best insights into their potential and evaluate what works besth for them to optimize efficiency and increase revenue.

Talal Ajlan Alajlan, Chief Executive Officer, National Center for Family Business (NCFB)
Ahmad AR. BinDawood, Chief Executive Officer, Danube & BinDawood, BinDawood Holding
Mohamed Fahmi,Co-Head of Investment Banking EFG Hermes, EFG Hermes
Moderator: Peter Englisch , Senior Partner, Shareholder & Global Family Business Leader, PwC Germany

2:55-3:05 pm

Partner Presentation / Virtual Networking

3:05-3:50 pm

Panel Discussion 4: Nurturing the Startup Ecosystem in Qatar

The startups ecosystem in Qatar has been growing and developing at a blistering pace, in this panel we will find out what efforts are being made in order to promote and nurture this sector and how are entrepreneurs being provided resources like funds, access and other opportunities so they are able to accomplish and achieve their goals?

Talal Ajlan Alajlan, Chief Executive Officer, National Center for Family Business (NCFB)
Ahmad AR. BinDawood, Chief Executive Officer, Danube & BinDawood, BinDawood Holding
Mohamed Fahmi,Co-Head of Investment Banking EFG Hermes, EFG Hermes
Moderator: Peter Englisch , Senior Partner, Shareholder & Global Family Business Leader, PwC Germany

3:50-4:00 pm

Partner Presentation / Virtual Networking

4:00-5:00 pm

Virtual Award Ceremony

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