Innovation and Technology: Laila Abdullah al Hadhrami
Oman Woman of the Year 2020
Laila al Hadhrami, senior executive-Digital Transformation in the eTransformation team in Ministry of Transport, communications and IT, is also the director of Building Capacity and Awareness in Smart City Platform. She has experience as well as credentials in different relevant fields including Government Innovation, Change Management - UX, Re-process engineering, Business Analysis, Project Management, and Knowledge Management.
Laila has also participated as a speaker in many conferences and seminars in Oman and overseas. Currently, she is leading national projects in Oman, like Government Innovation in emerging technologies in Oman, and other projects related to digital transformation. She is also founder of the Smart City Ambassadors initiative that has been awarded by ITU Innovation Challenges Winning ideas from the Ecosystem best practice challenge category 2020.
Laila is a member in different committees in Oman and overseas as well as in the UN standards evaluation internal committee and the UNESCO ICT Programme in Beirut. She also has a current collaboration with international organisations like ITU and UNI-EGOV to document Oman’s experience in Smart City Ambassadors as a Global Best Practice.
Founder of @oman_traveler, Laila has published two translated books, some short stories, and is currently working on two new books about her experience in travel which is one of her hobbies as she visited more than 50 countries.