Held under the patronage of the Information Technology Authority and recognizing the government’s strategic emphasis on the industry, the larger corporates are present to demonstrate their commitment in playing a key role in the development and diversification of Oman’s economy going forward. Among them, Omantel, Ooredoo, Oracle, Cisco, SAP, Awasr, Oman Broadband, GBM, Colouring, Microsoft, Google Cloud, Integrated IT & Telecom Distributors LLC, Exceed, Mideast Data Systems, Fireware, IBM, Symantec, Juniper and F5 are all participating to showcase their services and solutions available.
Organised by Oman International Trade & Exhibitions from 23rd to the 28th of April at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, this year’s event is taking a closer look at new changes within Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Cyber Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, Robotics, Computers and IT infrastructure, Cloud Data Centers, Artificial Intelligence and Retail & Payments to name a few.
The government’s participation is also fully represented within the COMEX eOman pavilion. With over 20 ministries and government departments taking part, the government is clearly signaling its intention to develop its digital infrastructure and create an environment that allows both the private and the public sector to grow and flourish.
“We’re proud to have had the opportunity to play a role in the development of the Omani technology landscape and feel this experience gives us the necessary perspective required to facilitate and expedite the ongoing evolution of the sultanate. We are excited to be attending COMEX with our technology partners and see the event as a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities and outline potential future paths as we march together towards achieving Oman Vision 2040”, commented Iyad Al Chammat, General Manager, GBM.
“Cloud led digital transformation is on the rise in the Sultanate of Oman as organisations realise that Cloud offers them speed, value and unmatched return on investment. IDC in fact estimates an IT spend of 1 billion USD in Oman in 2018”, said Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Senior Vice President – Technology, Middle East and Africa, Oracle. “Oman is a key growth market for Oracle and over the past two decades, Oracle solutions have supported the digital transformation journeys of several Omani public and private sector organisations. We are committed to introduce our latest Cloud innovations in Oman to help our customers achieve unprecedented digital business value. This trend continues at COMEX, as besides many other exciting solutions, visitors will be able to experience Oracle’s latest Internet of Things (IoT), chatbots and Artificial Intelligence solutions”.
“Smart cities require abstract and complex initiatives, making it easy to quickly become overwhelmed. The smart city ecosystem blends a wide array of important actors, and the building of trust and nurturing of these valued relationships is instrumental in creating a successful result. Cisco is excited to be a part of COMEX 2018, where we plan to showcase our IoT and smart city architectures and solutions and show how technology can create path-breaking improvement in business practices and citizen services," said Mr. Ali Al Lawati, General Manager, Oman, Cisco Middle East.
Comex Government & Businesswill end on 25th April while visitors can still enjoy the tech games till 28th April 2018 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.