IDC forum discusses digital transformation and automation

Staff Reporter  –
Muscat, Dec 18 –

In collaboration with the Information Technology Authority (ITA), IDC organised a IDC IT Forum Roadshow 2018 under the theme of “Digital Transformation: Strategies for Automation, Innovation and Intelligence”.
The forum aims to discuss the latest trends towards digital transformation and the required infrastructure to enable and implement ICT strategies. The forum also discussed ways to address the growing growth of security threats and vulnerabilities In cyberspace. In addition, it focused on the factors leading to the acceleration of digital transformation, including intelligent uses of cloud computing and Internet of things.
In his keynote speech, Dr Salim bin Sultan al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, said, “The eTransformation witnessed remarkable advancement in Oman in 2018 and there is a significant development in the integration of eGovernment services. International indicators, especially the UN e-government report 2018, confirmed that the Sultanate has made progress in the index of e-government development, eServices and eParticipation, and ranked one of the top 10 countries in the world in cybersecurity.”
“We are working on adopting the 4th Industrial Revolution technologies in specific fields with the focus on providing training programmes on these technologies to develop the capacity of our human resources,” he added.