Ministry launches CTO Training Program
07 Nov 2017 - 4:11
The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) yesterday launched its Chief Technology Officers Training Program with participation from 26 CTOs representing 22 ministries and government entities.
The programme is a partnership between Qatar Digital Government Training Program (QDGTP) and HEC Paris and aims to provide an intensive and immersive learning experience for the CTOs and develop senior leaders’ strategic levels of acumen and execution, as part of the implementation of the objectives of the Qatar Digital Government 2020 Strategy.
“The CTO Training Program is part of the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ plans for preparing highly qualified IT professionals to guarantee the execution of QDG Strategy. This is being done by training national professionals and making them available for government entities in order to fill the current skills gap in this field,” said Reem Al Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development at the Ministry.
“We look forward to building highly qualified leadership and administrative capacities through this advanced program to boost government professionalism in information and communication technology at ministries and government entities with a view to serving the digital transformation agenda for QDG 2020,” she added.
“HEC Paris has developed an important partnership with the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Qatar and the CTO Training Management Program has been designed to enhance the management skills of Chief Technology Officers and IT Directors. Thus, the program helps the participants to further contribute in the Qatar e-Government 2020 strategy,” said Dr Nils Plambeck, Dean & CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar. The 6-month programme covers six different learning modules: Risk & strategy in a volatile and uncertain world, big data, digital transformation & innovation, change management, advanced project & contract management, optimising decisions & negotiations and leading high performing teams, in addition to a case study group activity to be completed.
The program offers its participants an opportunity to understand best world practices in these fields, in addition to exchange of expertise through participation and group work.
The program comes within the framework the QDG Training Program launched by the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani during the 4th edition of Qatar’s ICT conference QITCOM 2017.
To date, the program has trained some 2050 professionals through 150 training courses.