QITCOM 2019 will be held Under the patronage of His Highness, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Held for the 5th time, QITCOM 2019 is an international conference and exhibition, that will showcase innovative and disruptive technologies while creating a knowledge sharing platform for technology providers, policy- makers, industry experts, and global thought-leaders. This years event will feature a host of international speakers, 300 technology exhibitors, 100 startups and many other eco system enablers. The theme for 2019 will be Safe Smart Cities. Organised by The Ministry of Transport and Communications, QITCOM 2019 will be held from 29th October to 1st November 2019.
ICT Executive Director
CEO Qatar Development Bank
Director Internet of Things & City Digitization, Cisco
Chief of Health Information & Communications Technology and Clinical Information Systems Programme Director Hamad Medical Corporation
The Entrepreneurship zone at QITCOM 2019 is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs, talents, investors, innovators and policy makers to exchange ideas and experiences, learn from the best about digital entrepreneurship, make connections, get inspiration on how to grow their business and how to lead the change. Around 300 entrepreneurs will be participating in the Entrepreneurship Zone activities, with more than 50 local, regional and international startups showcasing their products and services. The zone consists of 5 main platforms:
Entrepreneurs have the chance to showcase their startups at the largest ICT event in Qatar, and get access to a large set of potential customers and investors. Selected startups will be offered a free exhibition.
The CodeCamp competition focuses on teams of computer programmers comprised of university students and professional coders who compete to develop software solutions to case-based challenges in real time
Innovation Theater is a platform to attract, promote and expose talent and digital entrepreneurs, and support them develop their innovative ideas and start their businesses. Participants will be able to take part in workshops, speaker and pitch sessions, and investment rounds.
Make the Deal (Startup-Investor Matchmaking) aims to promote an entrepreneurship and investment climate. This event is an opportunity to connect high-impact technology startups with local, regional and international investors. This is an amazing chance to meet with investors, build a global network and grow your business. Make the Deal connects startups and investors prior to the actual pitch event in order to make an initial go/no-go decision at QITCOM.
IdeaCamp is a new program from the Digital Incubation Center (DIC) for entrepreneurs, developers and designers who have a great idea for a technology solution
Qatar Digital Business Awards recognizes pioneering Qatari companies that are leading the way in digital transformation and innovation. The awards program will recognize technology companies across multiple areas for their excellence in innovation and business performance
TumuhaTEC initiative aims at promoting ICT as a dynamic, exciting career choice to young people in Qatar. Our name TumuhaTEC translates to “your ambition” in Arabic, and with this in mind, we strive to connect students to the world of ICT. We raise their awareness, help them to enhance their ICT skills and provide information on the many career opportunities and pathways available in the sector – aiding them towards their dream digital job.