PSA, Microsoft ink MoU to boost digital transformation

January 30, 2023

Doha: The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) and Microsoft signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining joint cooperation between the two parties in a bid to support the digital transformation process.

The MoU was signed by Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Naimi, PSA Assistant President, and Lana Khalaf, General Manager of Microsoft Doha, last Thursday at the PSA premises.

This took place during a meeting attended by Dr. Khalid Al-Quradaghi, Director of Information Systems Department and Advisor to the President’s Office, Amr Samir, Director of the Public Sector at Microsoft, and a number of officials from both sides.

During the meeting, both sides discussed the strategic relations between the State of Qatar and Microsoft, new projects in Qatar and an array of topics of common interest. Both sides also reviewed ways to strengthen the partnership between PSA and Microsoft and support PSA efforts in the process of digital transformation in its current and future projects through partnership with some advanced technology companies to provide their services and expertise with the best possible quality.

This MoU outlines the scope of the expected cooperation between the two parties, i.e. cloud services, best practices in the areas of application modernization, artificial intelligence, cloud security, process digitization, code development, as well as Microsoft internationally accredited training programs and certificates.

By means of signing of this MoU, PSA seeks to accelerate its digital transformation in line with the government’s strategies and to make full use of cloud data centers while raising the level of national skills in these modern technological fields for the benefit of the country.

Under this MoU, Microsoft shall provide PSA with full support, full access to global industry specialists, as well as support in artificial intelligence activities such as social media analysis and dissemination of census results.

It shall also help PSA develop a skills plan to enhance teams’ capacity-building.Moreover, the expected cooperation between the two parties also includes holding workshops and awareness sessions on Microsoft’s solutions in leading support services and making use of appropriate programs in order to support PSA in its new projects. In conclusion, the signing of this MoU fosters PSA’s course of action in the process of digital transformation to implement projects, disseminate data and statistics, and support sustainability in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.




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