Microsoft is showcasing its latest innovations and e-government solutions at the fourth Qatar ICT Conference and Exhibition (Qitcom), which opened yesterday at the Qatar National Convention Centre. The three-day event, patronised by HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, is organised by Qatar's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC). Microsoft is demonstrating a range of solutions, covering artificial intelligence, mixed reality, the Internet of Things, machine learning, cyber-security, the cloud and big data, aimed at empowering Qatari organisations – regardless of size or industry – to achieve more through digital transformation. "Microsoft has a strong relationship with MoTC and we stand firmly behind the ministry and the government of Qatar as they work towards the Qatar National Vision 2030, launched by HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani," said Lana Khalaf, public sector director and acting country manager, Microsoft Qatar. The company, in conjunction with its strategic partners, crafted nine pilot solutions customised for Qatar and the challenges the nation faces as it builds a smart society.