Doha: Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation (QF RDI), yesterday renewed its partnership agreement with Cisco Qatar for a further five years, with the aim of continuing both entities’ commitment to accelerating the pace of digital transformation in Qatar.

The partnership was renewed by Yosouf Abdulrahman Saleh, Executive Director, QSTP, and Shane Heraty, General Manager, Cisco Qatar, during a signing ceremony held at QSTP. 

Commenting on the occasion, Saleh said: “Our renewed partnership with Cisco Qatar allows us to further drive increased connectivity and build integrated networks that are able to adapt to the ever-changing global digital landscape. 

“Cisco Qatar has made invaluable contributions in support of achieving Qatar’s ICT objectives, and we are delighted to reaffirm our collective commitment to making great strides towards digital transformation in Qatar.”

Through Cisco’s presence at QSTP and its global leadership in the networking industry, the company strives to work closely with the Qatari government to help achieve a strong ICT future built on a resilient and sustainable infrastructure. 

Heraty said, “Since the start of its Qatar operations in 2006, Cisco Qatar has worked strategically along with its channel partners to develop a secure, automated, and intelligent network for Qatar’s evolving digital landscape. Qatar is embracing the digital era, and its government has taken confident and impactful strides toward developing a sustainable and diversified economy. We continue to support the government’s vision and offer our strategic service in that direction.” 

The extension of the collaboration between both entities will allow Cisco Qatar to continue its mission of bringing digital innovations to life through its five key pillars: reinventing the network; powering a multi-cloud world; unlocking the power of data; enabling employee and customer experience, and embedding security into the fabric of the network.

Dr. Richard O’Kennedy, Vice President for Research, Development, and Innovation, Qatar Foundation, said: “Cisco Qatar continues to play an integral role in helping to achieve Qatar’s digital objectives. QF RDI looks forward to continued collaborations with a global leader in ICT as we all work to enhance the interconnectivity of businesses, people and networks in Qatar and across the region.”