The Ministry of Transport & Communications (MoTC) and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) yesterday organised a virtual forum entitled ‘Digitization of SMEs: An Alternative To Survive’. The event introduced SMEs in Qatar to the era of digital transformation. Shifting from decision-based traditional models to data-driven models, the world of business needs to adapt to the new practices to increase its efficiency in a rapidly changing economy. The forum featured speakers from HBKU, and MoTC. It reviewed best international and regional practices in digital transformation using cloud services in the business and introduced a success story from Qatar and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) challenges and dealing with recent trends in digitization and automation.