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Doha: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is holding a new digital forum;“Big Data: how can SMEs benefit from big data, best practices, polices & showcases”, on Tuesday (December 7), in collaboration with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
The forum aims at informing participants about the main concepts of big data, its challenges, and potential socioeconomic impacts.
In addition to discussing best regional and international practices on developing data policies, the forum will highlight selected applications that were developed based on this technology to assist policymakers in developing sound evidence-based plans and discuss Ministry's plans to develop big data policies and applications.
Held virtually due to the virus situation, the forum features three sessions revolving around big data concepts, challenges, policies and big data frameworks and applications.
The forum hosts field experts; Dr. Haidar Fraihat, Leader of Statistics, Information Society and Technology Cluster, ESCWA; Dr. Nawar Al-Awa, Regional Adviser on Technology for Development, ESCWA; Ahmed Al-Awah, ICT Section Chief, UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia; and. Roaa Al Feel, ICT Section, UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology keeps organising forums to help Small and Medium Enterprises.
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