The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) will conduct a focus group discussion meeting, under the title ‘Information Technology (IT) Sector Challenges’, at City Centre Rotana Doha today.
The meeting will be attended by local stakeholders.
In a statement yesterday, the authority said it is holding the meeting “to solicit feedback from major players in the IT sector as it develops its comprehensive Sector Strategy for 2019-2023, which will include CRA’s goals and the mechanisms to achieve them”.
Representatives from around 50 specialised local IT companies and entities will attend the meeting, where they will discuss their expectations and needs in the field, share their experiences and opinions, and talk about the current challenges that they are facing, the statement notes.
“This meeting is an important step towards developing CRA’s IT strategy, as it is an opportunity for CRA to better understand the status of this sector by engaging directly with stakeholders and taking their opinions into account. The strategy is in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, as it supports CRA to enforce its mandate in a transparent and predictable manner, which contributes towards the sector’s sustainable development and growth,” said Mohamed Ali al-Mannai, president, CRA.
The IT Sector Strategy development will go through multiple steps starting with a sector review carried out by CRA to analyse regional and international trends and best practices in the field, leading to a public consultation where the authority will consider stakeholders’ responses during the final development of the strategy.
The new strategy is planned to be published alongside a related work plan by the second quarter of 2019.
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