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Analyze. Design. Create.

Ibtikar: The Information Systems Advantage

  • Upcoming workshop: Saturday, November 17
  • 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

What is it like to be an information systems student at CMU-Q?

Information systems is an exciting and dynamic field that has many, many areas for creative, problem-solving people to develop amazing innovations using technology.

You will choose one of two sessions to learn about different aspects of information systems.

Option 1: Geographic Information Systems: Can You Survive and Thrive? 

Chadi Aoun, Associate Teaching Professor, Information Systems

The workshop introduces you to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) through a set of hands on exercises. The exercises are about an apocalyptic event for which GIS is essential for survival. Are you up to the challenge?

Option 2: Design Thinking for Innovation: Creating a New World

Nui Vatanasakdakul, Visiting Associate Professor, Information Systems 

This is an introductory workshop on Design Thinking in the context of Information Systems (IS). It provides an informative and interactive session about the Design Thinking process.  Design Thinking is a human-centered, prototype-driven process for innovation that can be applied to product, service, and business design. The workshop focuses on Design Thinking for IS innovation.

Application deadline was November 10, 5:00 p.m.

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What is Ibtikar?


Led by CMU-Q students and faculty members, Ibtikar is a workshop that introduces high school students to the ways information systems can meet human needs, add business value and build feasible technologies.

What is information systems?

From programming to project management to creating new ventures, the field of information systems creates value by using technology to generate, process and distribute information in an effective, efficient way.

Information systems professionals work in a variety of settings to analyze how things connect and work together, whether virtual or real, from small processes to large organizations. This allows them to design new ways to address problems and challenges, and implement ideas that improve productivity and efficiency.

Careers in Information Systems

  • Innovation entrepreneur
  • Web designer
  • E-commerce coordinator
  • Systems analyst
  • Software designer
  • Computer security specialist
  • Project manager
  • IT consultant
  • Data analyst

Graduates in information systems work for organizations such as Amazon, Procter & Gamble, RasGas, Google, Qatar Airways and General Electric, Sidra Medicine and Qatar Central Bank.

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Learn more about Ibtikar

Damian Dourado | Director, Pre-College Programs

tel: +974 4454-8546 or +974 4454-8500