Microsoft and the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining joint cooperation between the two parties in a bid to support the digital transformation process.
The MoU was signed by Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Naimi, PSA Assistant President, and Lana Khalaf, General Manager of Microsoft Doha at the PSA premises. The meeting was attended by Dr. Khalid Al-Quradaghi, Director of the Information Systems Department and Advisor to the President’s Office, Amr Samir, Director of the Public Sector at Microsoft, and a number of officials from both sides.
The MoU outlines the scope of the expected cooperation, i.e., cloud services, best practices in the areas of application modernization, artificial intelligence, cloud security, process digitization, code development, as well as Microsoft internationally accredited training programs and certificates.
As per MoU terms, Microsoft will provide PSA with full support, full access to global industry specialists, as well as support in artificial intelligence activities such as social media analysis and dissemination of census results.