Doha Forum joins hands with Indian think tank for online event

      Published on Tuesday, 13 October , 2020      606 Views     
Doha Forum joins hands with Indian think tank for online event

Doha Forum announced its partnership with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), India’s leading think tank, on the India Conference on Technology, Security and Society ‘CYFY2020’, which is hosted online from today until October 16.

HE Lolwah AlKhater, executive director of Doha Forum, said:

“The Observer Research Foundation has been an active contributor to Doha Forum’s success. As a content partner in 2018 and 2019, they brought important perspectives and voices from the East to the forum, which enriched our diversity and encouraged an honest exchange of views.”

She expressed pleasure in collaborating with the Observer Research Foundation, and looked forward to expanding the partnership when the pandemic restrictions ease.

Dr Samir Saran, president of the Observer Research Foundation, said:

“We are delighted to welcome the Doha Forum to the CYFY family. Changes that are taking place in Asia point to the importance of innovation and knowledge as key drivers of growth and prosperity. Qatar has demonstrated the political will to invest in these sectors that will allow it to lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We look forward to continuing our partnership at the Doha Forum and other platforms.”

The ‘CYFY2020’ conference will gather an international community of experts to identify, interrogate and interpret the new normal that is emerging in the global digital society.

Distinguished speakers include Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Law and Justice; Marise Payne, Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Morocco’s Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy; Timo Harakka, Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications; John Whittingdale, UK’s Minister of State for Media and Data; S Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information and Cybersecurity; Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commissions in the United States; and Tomas Petricek, Czech Republic’s foreign minister, in addition to a number of cyber experts from leading companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, and Twitter.

Ahmed Elmagarmid, executive director of Qatar Computing Research Institute, will participate in a Speed Talk at the conference, where he will discuss artificial intelligence’s contribution to the job market and job creation in Qatar.

Doha Forum partnered with the Observer Research Foundation last January on the Raisina Dialogue, which was held in New Delhi and featured renowned global speakers

Category Business, Events | 2020/10/13 latest update at 12:50 PM
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