Invest Qatar partners with Deloitte to launch digital skills report

09/06/24

Invest Qatar in collaboration with Deloitte has launched a joint report titled ‘Qatar's Digital Frontier: Mapping the Future of Skills.’

The comprehensive study delves into the significance of nurturing digital skills as a fundamental pillar for expediting digital transformation and provides valuable insights into the evolving landscape of the workforce in the digital era.

Qatar's commitment to developing digital skills, as prioritised in its National Vision 2030 , reflects its dedication to fostering a future-ready, digitally competent workforce. Demonstrating its intentions, Qatar has strategically prioritised the cultivation of digital skills, aiming to bridge the gap between industry demands and available skills, crucial for unlocking opportunities and maintaining competitiveness. This commitment is evident through the launch of several initiatives spanning academia, research hubs and industrial partnerships.

Most importantly, Qatar's digital skills development ecosystem encompasses substantial government investments targeting a range of sectors, particularly in upskilling public workers, the youth population and segments at risk of digital exclusion. Additionally, Qatar has prioritised bolstering its research and innovation capabilities by embracing cutting-edge technologies and enabling institutions, such as the TASMU Accelerator, Digital Incubation Centre (DIC) and Smart Factory. Furthermore, Qatar is home to international technology players, including Google and Microsoft which offer specialised programmes aimed at significantly enhancing digital skills and propelling the nation's technological advancement forward.

Projected at a compound annual growth rate of 9.2%, ICT spending in Qatar is expected to reach QAR 32.7 billion (USD 9 billion) by 2024. Furthermore, the anticipated expansion of the cloud computing market in Qatar is poised to reach QAR 1.1 billion (USD 303 million) by 2026.

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