Oman’s biggest technology show “COMEX2019” commences today at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, under the patronage of HH Sayyid Kamil bin Fahad Al Said, Assistant Secretary General for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers. The e.oman and business pavilion showcases the participation of 23 government entities, international participation of Singapore and Saudi Arabia and a number of private sectors companies.
Organized by OITE and supported by ITA, the 29th edition of COMEX exhibition kicks off next Sunday, under the patronage of HH Sayyid Kamil bin Fahad Al Said, Assistant Secretary General for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers.
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) and Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for smart city services, according to which the company will provide the required communication and support services to benefit from the applications of smart city, internet of things, cloud computing services and big data within the Smart City pilot project currently implemented in the Knowledge Oasis Muscat by ITA in cooperation with the public Establishment for Industrial estates.
Amidst wide participation, the fourth edition of the Free and Open Source Conference FOSSC, was concluded yesterday in the SQU Conference Hall.
Under the theme of “FOSS as Driver for Technology Transfer, Innovation & Entrepreneurship“, the fourth edition of the Free and Open Source Conference FOSSC was launched today morning in the SQU Conference Hall under the auspices of HE Abdulmounim Alhasani, Minister of Information and with the presence of academics, researchers and students along with international guests. The 2-day conference, the first of its kind in the Mena region, is jointly organized by the Communication and Information Research center (CIRC) at sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and the Information Technology Authority )ITA(, represented by the Digital Society Development Division to support the Free and Open Source Initiative )FOSSI).
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Center for Assistive Technology in Qatar (Mada) to cooperate in the field of supporting innovations for the development of digital solutions especially for people with special needs.
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) held a seminar on Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) Cybersecurity for the CNI CEOs in the Sultanate. The seminar was held under the patronage of His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
With the attendance of around 70 CEOs from different critical infrastructure organizations in Oman, the most recent cyber security threats and challenges to the CNI Organizations as well as the measures, precautions and actions needed to deal with cyber risks and security gaps concerning Oman’s critical infrastructure sector from a senior Executive Level prospective were addressed in the seminar.
The 2019 Safer Internet Day is organized on 5th February, under the slogan "Together for a better internet". The Sultanate is celebrating with the rest of the world the importance of this day, which falls on the first Tuesday of February each year. The ITA, represented by the Oman CERT is organizing the "Challenge" competition as part of child online protection program; targeting children aged 12 to 18 years. It is based on solving a series of puzzles in the field of information security with the participation of ten teams from Governorate of Muscat’s schools.
The Information Technology Authority (ITA), in cooperation with Microsoft-Oman, organized yesterday in the Cultural Center at Sultan Qaboos University, the 4.0 Digital Trends Forum under the theme of “the role of 4.0 IR technologies in government transformation” in the presence of Dr. Salim bin Sultan Alruzaiqi, CEO of ITA and a number of IT professionals In the Sultanate and those interested in ICT sector.