Organized by the Ministry of Technology and Communications (MTC) with a strategic partnership with Omantel, the fifth edition of Sas48 Challenge concluded at Omantel headquarters in Madinat Al Irfan. During 48 hours from Thursday 7th until Saturday 9th November, the teams developed their ideas into a prototype and the winners of three first places were honored.
The Ministry of Technology and Communications is taking part in the Oman Science Festival, which had started, in its second version under the theme of “The Fourth Industrial Revolution -Unlimited Technologies.” The event is taking place at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center from the 4th to the 8th of November.
The official opening of the Regional Cybersecurity Week was held under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq Al Said, Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan, at Kempinski Hotel with the participation of 600 cybersecurity specialists and 49 speakers from 45 countries.
Organized by the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center (ARCC) and with the participation of 600 cybersecurity specialists and 49 speakers from 45 countries, the agenda of the Regional Cybersecurity Week kicked off at Kempinski Hotel and will continue until the 31st of October. The official opening of the week is held on Monday 28th October, under the patronage of HH Sayyid Shihab Al Said.
As part of their efforts to empower Small and Medium size Enter-prises (SMEs), the Ministry of Technology and Communication (MTC) in partnership with the Public Authority for Craft Industries (PACI) have signed yesterday morning at the ministry headquarter a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oman Oil Marketing Company (OOMCO) to enable Oman’s Craftsmen in digital marketing. Supporting the MTC’s Community IT Training Project (CITT), which aims to create a shift towards a digital Oman, the collabora-tion will benefit Craftsmen registered with PACI, helping them build their online capabilities, promote their products on social media platforms and expand their businesses. This initiative also includes an exciting social media competition that offers candidates the chance to win cash prizes and training opportunities. For information on the competition and how to apply visit www.ita.gov.om\herfati
The Ministry of Technology and Communications has organized a cybersecurity workshop for investors at the ministry headquarters. The workshop, targeting public and private investment organizations, aims to spread awareness on the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report on “Incentivizing Responsible and Secure Innovation”, and to incentivize investors on prioritizing cybersecurity risks on their investment portfolio.
The Ministry of Technology and Communications in partnership with Omantel organized the pre-event (ideation) of Sas48 challenge at Middle East College (MEC). The fifth edition of the competition witnessed the registration of 520 applicants and they all gathered in the ideation phase that aims to develop the registrants’ ideas and explain the challenge phases and evaluation criteria. The ideation day is a full day hands-on workshop that focuses on idea generation and validation, 4th Industrial Revolution (4-IR) session and pitch rehearsals.
The Ministry of Technology and Communication together with Oman Broadband and Ooredoo launched the high-speed Oman Government Network (OGN) at Kempinski Hotel in Muscat. This network is an integrated and safe government network that meets the future demands of e.oman projects, like the G-Cloud, the Official Oman eGovernment Services Portal, the National Data Center and other e.oman infrastructure projects.
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) and Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) renewed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two parties to cooperate and coordinate in the area of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Dr. Ali Al-Bimani the vice chancellor of SQU and Dr. Salim Al-Ruzaiqi the CEO of the ITA both signed the MoU.