Abdul Salam Knio from ICT interviewed by The Business Year
'Move from a traditional economy to a digital one has helped us to address pressure from COVID-19'
In the recent Qatar Digital Roundtable convened by The Business Year, Abdul Salam Knio, Managing Partner of Information & Communication Technology was interviewed about Qatar Vision 2030 and the progress of the digital economy in the current pandemic crisis.
The interview was part of a webinar series and is now available on video. Abdul Salam Knio spoke alongside Matthew Heaton (Qatar Al-Tamimi & Company) and Craig Dunleavy (Country Manager, Devere Group.)
Asked by interviewer Han Le about the preparedness of the IT sector in Qatar to respond to the Corona virus challenge, and the state of digital transformation of the nation, Abdul Salam Knio talked about a range of issues, deficits and opportunities.
“…the Qatari government, as part of the country's Vision 2030 and measures thinking before the pandemic, was ready to move from a traditional economy to a digital one. That definitely helped us to address the pressure of COVID-19 now.”
Abdul Salam Knio was clear that the Qatari government's commitment to having a cloud infrastructure and cloud regulations has provided ‘a more elastic and sustainable business model, moving forward.’
He added that the government's decision to build a national cybersecurity center in order to keep on top of emerging cybersecurity threats has been an important aspect when depending more on the digital economy.