ictQATAR opens the Sportech 2012 Conference in Doha

By Community | May 9, 2012

The inaugural Sportech Conference has been organised in line with Qatar’s vision to become the world leading sports hub.

The Conference opened yesterday with a key note presentation from Mr Ali Al Khulaifi, herbal Market Development Manager of ictQATAR, viagra who spoke on the development of the ICT market in Qatar and the strategic initiatives aimed at attracting foreign direct investment to Qatar, as well as nurturing the local ICT market to maturity.

Ali Al Khulaifi has over 11 years experience as a senior manager at ictQATAR, Qtel and Vodafone Qatar.  Ali Al Khulaifi was then joined by Wael Doukmak, Head of ICTE for Qtel where discussion took place on Qatar’s preparations for 2022 and the IT infrastructure that will help meet the demands of Qatar’s upcoming events.

Content packed sessions throughout the day saw panel debates and presentations with high profile speakers.  Topics addressed technology implementation for ambitious stadium design, the digital and ticketing strategy for England Rugby 2015, security technologies, system integration and knowledge transfer, stakeholder management and HR operations for sports events.

ictQATAR and Qtel were followed by presenters from Sochi 2014, Sports Revolution, England Rugby 2015, ICSS, G4S Qatar, QCERT, DFB, Man City FC, The European Tour, Commercialbank Qatar Masters, Supply Chain Navigators, Qatar Foundation, Mannai Corporation and BT Global Services.

Michael Cole, BT Global Services London 2012, Head of Marketing and Communications, said: “BT has a strong history of delivering programmes for major sporting events, and technology continues to play a pivotal role. Qatar has great ambitions for staging world sporting competitions, and we’re pleased to be playing a part in this unique and inaugural conference.”

The Conference Director of Informa Sports Group, Sally Nastys said after the end of the first day “We are delighted with the response and support from the industry for this event.  The conference is addressing the unique challenges that each major event faces and how technology is affecting the entire way we as consumers view sport”

The conference ends on Wednesday, looking to become a permanent fixture in Doha’s conference calendar.