Muscat: OERLive, the Sultanate’s leading digital platform for business, technology, economy, and lifestyle, will be organising the OERLive Conference & Awards 2021 on October 27 at the Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
The first edition of the conference will throw the spotlight on digital transformation in the Sultanate under the foresight of the Oman Vision 2040, and will deep dive into topics such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G as an enabler of Industry 4.0, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, the rise of e-Commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic, Fintech and Blockchain, and the rise of disruptive technologies.
Ali Al Shidani, the Undersecretary for Communications and Information Technology at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology will be the chief guest at the conference.
Conceived by the OERLive team and organised by UMS Events, the event will see Oman Banks Association as the endorsement partner, Oman Arab Bank as the presenting partner, and Petroleum Development Oman as the energy partner. MHD ITICS, Alizz Islamic Bank, GBM Oman and Dhofar Insurance Company will be the associate partners for the conference.
With a collective aim to empower organisations across corporate and government sectors with digital turnkey solutions, insights and analyses, and to help them keep pace with the ever-evolving digital ecosystem, the one-of-its-kind conference will bring in key speakers, industry leaders, analysts, and C-suite executives from across the region.
Digital transformation is driving the nation's move towards achieving all goals set under Oman Vision 2040 and is empowering creative individuals to set the tone for a competitive economy that creates a responsible digital government. This should also pave way for the Sultanate’s ICT market, which is expected to grow to OMR2.2 billion by 2024 from OMR1.2 billion in 2019, and push for new levels of citizen engagement.
With youth accounting for 46.7 per cent of the community and innovation being paramount in the state apparatus’ shift to a modern, digital governance model, Oman offers strong grounds for advances towards the fourth industrial revolution. This comes on the heels of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology’s bold move to implement AI systems across its governing units.
The Digital Transformation & Innovation Awards 2021 will also be presented at the conference to commemorate exceptional organisations and individuals in the sector.