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25 October 2012

QMIC brings Gulf Region expertise to ITS

Publishedin ITS World Congress 2012
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Fethi Filali and Adnan Abu-Dayya
Fethi Filali and Adnan Abu-Dayya showcasing Gulf region innovations
The Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) is the first independent innovation institute in the Gulf Region to focus on creating and delivering to the market mobility solutions based on emerging wireless technologies. It is exhibiting here at the World Congress for the first time in order to showcase growing transport technology expertise in the Gulf region and to attract international partners for the two-way exchange of information and expertise.

“Each of the world’s markets has its unique characteristics, which drives the need for tailored solutions; local transport networks and driving habits, technology penetration, business models and cultures all create different needs,” says Adnan Abu-Dayya, Executive Director and CEO. “We use emerging technologies to create smart living solutions and services.

“We don’t just look at this from a technology perspective – partnerships and business eco-systems all have to be considered. How technology interacts and interfaces with people’s lifestyles has an influence. We start our thinking from the user perspective – ‘user’ in this case being governments and enterprises. They drive the market and consumers benefit, ultimately.

“Our main aim here at the World Congress is to showcase the innovations we’re building and delivering in the Gulf region. Eventually, we want to be both a producer and an exporter – to make the region more than just a consumer. We’re also keen to find partners who can help us and to whom we can offer help and expertise.”

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