Supporting stakeholders from five priority sectors, the Smart Qatar Programme (Tasmu) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) is refreshing the smart sector strategies of each sector outlining their key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure they will produce tangible results in correspondence with the needs of the people of Qatar.
The strategies also determine the project governance, implementation plan, data governance and functional blueprint that will guide the sector in the implementation of the sector platform, detailing how data should be managed and accessed, and how the platform technology could be leveraged to optimise the sector’s efforts in implementing smart solutions and applications, the MoTC said in a statement.
In 2020, Tasmu finalised the detailed strategies of three of the five priority sectors: Tasmu Healthcare, Tasmu Environment and Tasmu Sports. By holding workshops with stakeholders, the refreshed strategies outlined 21 healthcare, 23 sports and 25 environment priority smart solutions that stem from the real-life pain points and challenges of different population segments based on sectors’ priorities and KPIs.
These smart solutions will leverage advanced and innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, Blockchain and Big Data Analytics. The smart solutions will also benefit from Tasmu’s policies and standards to ensure that they are safe and relevant to Tasmu users.
There are many more smart solutions and applications in the Tasmu pipeline ranging from a parking solution in the transportation sector, which will help find available parking spaces, navigate to, reserve, and pay for them; to a crowd and transportation management solution, which will capture crowd and traffic trends and derive insights for long term management and planning decisions, as well as short-term responses to deliver an optimal travel experience, especially during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. All of these solutions will ultimately be powered by and connected through the Tasmu Central Platform, offering better experiences for citizens, residents and visitors of Qatar.
Fahad Ebrahim Juma al-Muhana, director of the Strategy and Projects Management Office at Qatar Olympic Committee, said: “Digital transformation, sustainability and knowledge management are the foundations of the Qatar Olympic Committee's strategy, where digital transformation contributes to enhanced performance and increased organisational effectiveness, as well as the development and progress of human and technological capabilities, to keep up with the pace of evolution and acceleration in the technical world. Working and collaborating with the Smart Qatar (Tasmu) Programme contributes to these strategic pillars of the Committee.
"It also increases co-operation between the Qatar Olympic Committee and other institutions that support and contribute to the Sports sector and the Olympic movement. The projects and performance indicators that have been worked on within the system of governance and management of integrated projects are a qualitative shift in the framework of institutional work between several entities. They also help meet future challenges, build on achievements, and connect relevant resources with the goals of the Committee.”
On behalf of the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa), director of the Customer Services Department, Yousef al-Jaidah, said: "Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is keen to co-operate with all sectors in the country to achieve the objectives of the Kahramaa Strategy that is in parallel with the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030. The collaboration with the Smart Qatar Programme (Tasmu) was an opportunity to benefit from technology, innovation and digital initiatives to achieve the corporation's goals and projects. This collaboration between Kahramaa and Tasmu resulted in the signing of partnerships for the completion of a number of strategic projects in the fields of environment and sustainability and contribute to the rationalisation of individual energy and water consumption."