MOTC Holds Online Symposia on Latest COVID19 Apps, Research

Sunday, July 5, 2020
MOTC Holds Online Symposia on Latest COVID19 Apps, Research

Doha – Qatar

The Qatar Digital Government Training Program at the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) is holding a series of virtual symposia and discussions on the latest technology research and applications relating to the Coronavirus COVID19 pandemic and how to utilize them to face the challenges during this crisis.

The 21 symposia and discussions, to be conducted between June 21 and July 8, will target IT employees at government departments. Talks will include experts and academics and will be hosted in collaboration with national and global academic institutions such as Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, HEC Paris and international corporations like Huawei.

These events will discuss national research and key emerging technologies including data analytics and Blockchain, and how to use them to assist in the global response to the COVID19 crisis. They will also discuss how the pandemic is impacting global supply chains.

These events come as part of the continuing support from MOTC for the IT sector across government entities to help them better face the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic and access the latest technologies, in addition to sharpening the technological, technical and leadership skills of ICT employees in such a way that contributes to achieving the objectives of the Qatar Digital Government.

One of the key symposia is “Managing & Leading Remote Team” on July 8 in collaboration with HEC Paris, to be attended by Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar Dr. Pablo De Holan and Prof. Patrick Delamaire. It will highlight the most effective remote team management tools from the standpoint of leaders and managers across organizations. The audience will be able to ask questions and share real life challenges and learn how to overcome them.

MOTC had earlier announced it would continue its QDGTP training workshops for IT employees of the government sector. All workshops are now virtual, observing social distancing rules.

As for the training plan for Q3 & Q4 of 2020, QDGTP is set to deliver more than 39 training courses remotely. QDGTP is also scheduling some 26 training courses with Microsoft in early August.

For more information on how to join these online events, please visit QDGTP at or email