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Cloud-based solutions back Qatar's growth



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Sachin Kumar | The Peninsula

DOHA: Cloud-based digital solutions not only reduce complexity, optimise costs and drive innovation for firms but it also supports Qatar's self-sufficiency and diversified economic growth.

Speaking at the media roundtable yesterday, officials of Ooredoo, Aspire Academy, Jaidah Group and SAP Qatar underscored the crucial role of cloud-based digital transformation in driving innovation, job creation, and economic growth in Qatar.

SAP Qatar yesterday hosted technology conference SAP NOW at St Regis Hotel that brought together hundreds of Qatar's top executives, who discussed the latest technology innovations.

Ooredoo, an SAP strategic partner for cloud services, presented how Ooredoo's network and Data Centre solutions support innovation and transform businesses every day.

'Cloud-based digital business models will support Qatar's self-sufficiency and diversified economic growth, said Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo. 'At SAP NOW, we have showcased how our cloud partnership with SAP can transform industry verticals and citizen experiences, such as smart utilities and smart stadiums. By combining global expertise with our nation-leading infrastructure, we can deliver business breakthroughs across Qatar, he said.

At SAP NOW, Jaidah Group and Aspire Academy won Middle East and North Africa Quality Awards for successful digital transformation and digital business models.

'In digitally transforming our automotive and heavy equipment dealerships with SAP S/4HANA, Jaidah Group now has real-time views on our financial reporting, said Saji Oommen, CIO, Jaidah Group speaking during the media roundtable held on the sideline of SAP NOW conference. 'We now have the actionable insights leading to accelerated turnaround, enhanced levels of customer service and retention, and improved inventory turnover -- supporting growth of Qatar's key economic sectors, he said.

Aspire Academy, with channel partner Clariba, won in the 'Business Transformation category, for deploying a wide range of analytics solutions. These solutions run on the in-memory SAP HANA platform to transform the performance for hundreds of top athletes and football players.

'With analytical dashboards and interactive reports that can be viewed on mobile devices, Aspire Academy's coaches, sports scientists, athletes, and management can track and benchmark athlete training, fitness, and matches to improve performance, said Nasser Al Marri, Head of Educational & Sport IT Services, Aspire Academy. 'Thanks to our digital transformation with SAP, we will be able to better develop the top young athletes in Qatar and enhance Qatar's national teams' competitiveness on the global stage, he said.

Attendees to the SAP NOW Qatar event exchanged best practices in digital transformation, and heard about the latest technology trends, supporting Qatar National Vision 2030 goals.

'The leadership of Ooredoo, Jaidah Group, and Aspire Academy underscores the importance of digital transformation to enable Qatar's self-sufficiency and economic growth, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, said Fokion Angelopoulos, Country Manager, SAP Qatar.

'Qatar NOW's success shows that Qatar's CIOs are early adopters and disruptors. Organizations can find the biggest benefit from combining, on one digital platform, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and the Internet of Things solutions, helping to catalyze Qatar's Digital Economy growth, fueling job creation, and transforming daily lives, added Fokion Angelopoulos.

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Cloud-based solutions back Qatar's growth

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