OABC hosts Tech Talk in collaboration with Cisco

February 07, 2019

Following the success of its first Tech Talk, the Oman American Business Center (OABC) recently hosted its second such event in partnership with worldwide technology leader Cisco.

The event, titled ‘The Internet of Things in Oman’ focused on driving digital transformation to achieve better business outcomes. It also discussed key topics such as innovation and boosting productivity, to enable organisations to harness new levels of data and insight to better engage stakeholders.

In a press release, Rebecca Olson, OABC’s executive director, said, “The first Tech Talk was a huge success for our professional community. The event discussed a brand new, surprising, innovative technology and its application, specific to Oman and its market. We are grateful to OABC’s corporate member Cisco for sharing their local experience with the community.”

Rebecca added, “We are shifting towards a digital world and need to be prepared for the changes that are yet to come. With its extensive portfolio of smart solutions and outcome-based approaches, Cisco has well-tested practices in enabling digital transformation.

As organisations in Oman seek to optimise costs and drive efficiencies, there is great potential for growth in areas such as mobility, security, cloud storage, big data, and analytics.”

Oman is rapidly moving towards the digital age in line with the country’s 2030 Digital Strategy, which focuses on developing IT skills, digital literacy and new technologies. The strategy also focuses on providing professional leadership to other government entities engaged with the sultanate’s digital shift.