Category : ictQATAR Events

13 Jan

Disrupt or be Disrupted? The Age of Transformation is coming…

by Mark Jenkins

“By 2018, one third of the top 20 companies in every industry will have been disrupted by digitally transformed competitors.” So says Frank Gens, chief analyst at IT intelligence specialists IDC. In simpler terms, that means there’s an Uber knocking at the door of almost every company in every sector. In a recent report by IDC, […]

16 Dec

Let the Cyber Games Commence

by Mark Jenkins

This week has seen the third edition of ictQATAR’s Cyber-Security Drill, STAR-3. Conceptualized by ictQATAR and held at Qatar University, the event is a role playing exercise that places IT security teams from nearly 50 of Qatar’s leading corporations and government departments into a simulated business environment facing a series of unexpected cyber-threats, while trying […]

07 Dec

‘Tis the Season… to be Wary!

by Mark Jenkins

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, the ultimate celebration of shopping. Many US states even declare it a public holiday. Stores open their doors in the early hours to welcome the seething hordes of frenzied shoppers in search of their one-day deals – minor injuries are common in the dawn stampedes […]

26 Oct

MENA E-Commerce Potentials

by Kummam Al Maadeed

As I attended Qatar’s E-Commerce Forum, that was held on October 19th, I was very interested in hearing all the challenges that the MENA region is facing in order to build a strong e-commerce sector. One of the panels I thoroughly enjoyed attending was “Business Model and Funding: The Changing Landscape of e-Commerce”.

15 Oct

Upcoming Qatar’s e-Commerce Forum

by Kummam Al Maadeed

Next week on Monday, October 19, the Qatar’s e-Commerce Forum 2015, organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, will be held bringing together businesses, policymakers, and e-commerce service providers to address the trends and developments in global e-commerce and the state of e-commerce in Qatar.