QITCOM 2019

SAFE SMART CITIES

QITCOM 2019

Under the patronage of His Highness, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Ministry of Transport and Communication will hold the Qatar Information Technology Conference & Exhibition – the largest Information and Communication Technology showcase and event in Qatar – from 29th October to 1st November 2019 under the theme “Safe Smart Cities”. Featuring over 90 speakers, 300 technology exhibitors, 100 startups and 300 innovators and entrepreneur, QITCOM 2019 will be a one-stop-shop for participants to showcase disruptive smart technologies and exchange next-generation knowledge.

Our 2019 Speakers

Smart City Expo Doha 2019 aims to gather Smart City experts from all around the world to discuss and think of possible solutions to the challenges cities are facing nowadays by means of innovation and new technologies that are advancing the urban future.

Reem Al Mansoori

Reem Al Mansoori

Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Development, MoTC.

Youssef Al Jaida

Youssef Al Jaida

CEO, Qatar Financial Center

Lorenzo Madrid

Lorenzo Madrid

Wellness Telecom, VP Global Business Development

Esmat Zaidan

Esmat Zaidan

Qatar University, Ass. Professor of Policy, Planning, and development

Samir Pawaskar

Samir Pawaskar

Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), Head CS Policy & Standards

Mohamed Mezghani

Mohamed Mezghani

UITP, Secretary General

Seong-Ik Oh

Seong-Ik Oh

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of South Korea, Director of Real Estate Development Policy

Entrepreneurship zone at Qatar IT Conference & Exhibition 2019 provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and professionals to achieve their ambitions, learn from the best about digital entrepreneurship, network, gain inspiration to grow their business and lead the change. Around 300 entrepreneurs will be participating to the Entrepreneurship Zone activities, additionally around 100 local, regional and international startups will be showcasing their products and services. The zone consists of 5 main platforms:

IDEA CAMP Make the Deal Innovation Theater CODECAMP Startup Hub

Sponsors of 2019

Sponsors of 2019

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Day 01 30TH OCT (WED)
9:00 - 9:45

OPENING CEREMONY

9:45 - 10:15

KEYNOTE: MICHAEL STEEP

10:15 - 11:00

QATAR SHOWCASE / DIALOGUE

11:15 - 12:15

IMPLEMENTING CYBERSECURITY POLICIES IN DIGITAL PUBLIC SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURES

DIGITAL DISRUPTIONS AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN URBAN ECONOMIES

13:15 - 14:15

THINKING BIG:LARGE-SCALE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND MEGA-EVENTS

LIVING IN A SMART CITY: IMPACTS ON DAILY LIFE

14:30 - 15:00

KEYNOTE: LARISSA SUZUKI

15:00 - 16:00

FOSTERING URBAN INNOVATION IN CITIES

16:00 - 16:30

KEYNOTE: ANDRÉS DE LEÓN

Day 02 31ST OCT (THU)
9:00 - 9:30

KEYNOTE: MIKKO HYPPONEN

9:30 - 10:15

MINISTERIAL PANEL

10:30 - 11:30

AUTOMATION SYSTEMS IN SMART CITY PUBLIC SERVICES

11:30 - 12:30

HOW CAN WE ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN CITIES?

13:30 - 14:30

CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE IOT-ENABLED CITY

MOBILITY AND URBANISM: TOWARDS COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT

14:45 - 15:15

KEYNOTE: ROBERT MUGGAH

15:15 - 16:15

THE CASE FOR SAFER AND MORE RESILIENT SMART CITY SOLUTIONS

16:15 - 16:45

CLOSING CEREMONY

Day 01 29th OCT (Tue)
10:15 - 11:30

Qatari Start-up Panel

11:30 - 12:00

The Future of Safe Smart Cities

12:00 - 12:45

Safe Smart Cities: The New Entrepreneurial Frontier

13:15 - 14:45

CodeCamp

15 finalists pitch to a distinguished jury

14:45 - 15:15

What’s Next in Tech

15:15 - 16:00

Future Landscapes: Harnessing Emerging Technologies

16:00 - 16:30

You are never too young to be an Entrepreneur

17:00 - 17:30

Lessons from a Local Success Story

17:30 - 17:45

Insights from Big Tech Driving Innovation

18:00 - 18:15

IdeaCamp 20 shortlisted projects announced

18:15 - 18:30

CodeCamp Award Ceremony

Day 02 30th OCT (Wed)
10:15 - 11:00

MADA Announcement

11:00 - 11:30

Keynote

11:30 - 12:00

How to Fundraise & Succeed in Qatar?

12:00 - 13:00

IdeaCamp

10 finalists pitch to a distinguished jury

13:30 - 14:30

IdeaCamp

10 finalists pitch to a distinguished jury

14:30 - 15:00

Future of Qatar Tech Innovation

15:00 - 15:30

The Story of a Woman Entrepreneur

15:30 - 16:15

Breaking Barriers: Lessons from Women Entrepreneurs

16:15 - 16:30

Keynote

16:30 - 17:00

Are you ready for the Future of Service Delivery?

17:15 - 18:15

Make the deal

12 start-ups pitch to investors

18:15 - 18:30

IdeaCamp Award Ceremony

Day 03 31st OCT (Thu)
10:00 - 10:30

Talent or Technology? Future Workforce Challenges

10:30 - 11:30

Make the deal

10 start-ups pitch to investors

11:30 - 12:00

Apps Love Business - A Technology Entrepreneurship in GCC

12:30 - 13:15

What’s up? Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Qatar

13:15 - 14:15

Make the deal Panel 1

The 3 Things that Truly Matter for Investors (Panel)

14:15 - 15:45

Make the deal

14 start-ups pitch to investors

15:45 - 16:45

Make the deal Panel 2

The 3 Things that Truly Matter for Investors (Panel)

17:00 - 17:30

Passion to Millions' Business

17:30 - 18:00

Megatrends: What’s next for Cities and Businesses?

18:00 - 18:30

Make the Deal Announcements

Day 04 Friday, 1st November, 2019
14:15 - 14:45

Keynote

14:45 - 15:45

International Start-up Panel

15:45 - 16:15

Smart Cities, the German Story

16:15 - 16:30

Closing Remarks

 
Day 1 - 29th Oct (Tue)
9:00-11:00

Opening ceremony - No access for public

11:30-13:30

Available to book by International and Community schools

14:30-16:30

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

17:00-19:00

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

Day 2 - 30th Oct (Wed)
9:00-11:00

Government schools

11:30-13:30

Available to book by International and Community schools

14:30-16:30

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

17:00-19:00

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

Day 3 - 31st Oct (Thu)
9:00-11:00

Government schools

11:30-13:30

Available to book by International and Community schools

14:30-16:30

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

17:00-19:00

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

Day 4 - 01st Nov (Fri)
13:00-18:00

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

Day 1 - 29th Oct (Tue)
12:00 - 13:00

Hour of Code

13:15 - 13:45

Cybersafety quizzes

14:00 - 15:00

Hour of Code

15:15 - 15:45

Cybersafety quizzes

16:00 - 17:00

Hour of Code

17:15 - 17:45

Cybersafety

Day 2 - 30th Oct (Wed)
10:00 - 12:40

Codefest: Primary school coding competition

13:00 - 15:30

Codefest: Preparatory school coding competition

15:45 - 19:15

Codefest: Secondary school coding competition

Day 3 - 31st Oct (Thu)
10:00 - 12:40

Codefest: Primary school coding competition

13:00 - 15:30

Codefest: Preparatory school coding competition

15:45 - 19:15

Codefest: Secondary school coding competition

Day 4 - 01st Nov (Fri)
13:00-14:00

Hour of Code

14:15 - 14:45

Cybersafety quizzes

15:00 - 16:00

Hour of Code

16:15 - 16:45

Cybersafety quizzes

Day 1 - 29th Oct (Tue)
12:00 - 22:00

All-day activities

Day 2 - 30th Oct (Wed)
10:00 - 22:00

All-day activities

Day 3 - 31st Oct (Thu)
10:00 - 22:00

All-day activities

Day 4 - 01st Nov (Fri)
13:00-18:00

All-day activities

Day 1 - 29th Oct (Tue)
16:00 - 17:00

Explore more about our future and how you can be part of it! Discussion and meetings with our training specialists

Day 2 - 30th Oct (Wed)
08:00 - 15:00

Digital transformation workshop (pre-registration is required)

13:30 - 14:30

The future of artificial intelligence: AI Hackfest use-cases presentation (pre-registration is required)

16:00 - 17:00

Explore more about our future and how you can be part of it! Discussion and meetings with our training specialists

Day 3 - 31st Oct (Thu)
08:00 - 15:00

Digital transformation workshop (pre-registration is required)

12:30 - 13:30

The future of artificial intelligence: AI Hackfest use-cases presentation (pre-registration is required)

16:00 - 17:00

Explore more about our future and how you can be part of it! Discussion and meetings with our training specialists

Day 4 - 01st Nov (Fri)
13:00-18:00

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

Day 3 - 31st Oct (Thu)
9:00-11:00

Government schools

11:30-13:30

Available to book by International and Community schools

14:30-16:30

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

17:00-19:00

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

Day 4 - 01st Nov (Fri)
13:00-18:00

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

Day 1 - 29th Oct (Tue)
12:00 - 22:00

Showcase the Qatar’s eCommerce Portal and Theqa portal

Day 2 - 30th Oct (Wed)
10:00 - 22:00

Showcase the Qatar’s eCommerce Portal and Theqa portal

11:30 - 12:00

Launch Qatar’s eCommerce Portal by H.E Minister Of Transport and Communications and H.E Minister of Commerce and Industry

Day 3 - 31st Oct (Thu)
10:00 - 22:00

Showcase the Qatar’s eCommerce Portal and Theqa portal

Day 4 - 01st Nov (Fri)
13:00-18:00

Showcase the Qatar’s eCommerce Portal and Theqa portal

Day 1 - 29th Oct (Tue)
12:00 - 22:00

Showcase the Early adopters merchants

Day 2 - 30th Oct (Wed)
10:00 - 22:00

Showcase the Early adopters merchants

11:30-12:00

Launch Theqa Portal by H.E Minister Of Transport and Communications and H.E Minister of Commerce and Industry

Day 3 - 31st Oct (Thu)
10:00 - 22:00

Showcase the Early adopters merchants

Day 4 - 01st Nov (Fri)
13:00-18:00

Showcase the Early adopters merchants

Day 1 - 29th Oct (Tue)
16:00 - 17:00

Digitalization Hour

Day 2 - 30th Oct (Wed)
11:00 - 12:00

Digitalization Hour

16:00 - 17:00

Digitalization Hour

Day 3 - 31st Oct (Thu)
11:00 - 12:00

Digitalization Hour

16:00 - 17:00

Digitalization Hour

Day 4 - 01st Nov (Fri)
16:00 - 17:00

Digitalization Hour

Day 1 - 29th Oct (Tue)
9:00-11:00

Opening ceremony - No access for public

11:30-13:30

Available to book by International and Community schools

14:30-16:30

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

17:00-19:00

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

Day 2 - 30th Oct (Wed)
9:00-11:00

Government schools

11:30-13:30

Available to book by International and Community schools

14:30-16:30

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

17:00-19:00

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

Day 3 - 31st Oct (Thu)
9:00-11:00

Government schools

11:30-13:30

Available to book by International and Community schools

14:30-16:30

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

17:00-19:00

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

Day 4 - 01st Nov (Fri)
13:00-18:00

Open sessions for parents to bring their children

Events and Competitions at QITCOM 2019

Standing at the forefront of innovation for enhancing quality of life and achieving sustainable development, the country has embarked on a journey to develop smart cities that encompass deploying smart applications in infrastructure, buildings, energy, mobility and utilities