The Information Technology Authority (ITA), organised in Sas Centre for Mobile Apps Development, the 7th open discussion session “#Shorkum” on the available opportunities and challenges for the establishment of Omani tech startups in Industry 4.0 technologies.
The open discussion will be attended by various government entities including Al Raffd Fund, Riyada, ASYAD and Royal Court as well as a number of decision makers, IT professionals and Omani entrepreneurs in IT field.
Dr Salim bin Sultan al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, Yousuf bin Ali al Harthi, CEO of Oman Tech Fund, Dr Khalid al Tahhan, CEO of Blockchain Solutions and Services/Oman, Khalid al Haribi, Founder and Managing Director, Impact and Microsoft Partner Technology Strategist, and Omar al Abd will participate at the open discussion as main speakers.
The session seeks to take the public opinion in developing commercial and investment environment to be attractive to the emergence and establishment of businesses in the industry 4.0 technologies, in addition to encouraging Omani entrepreneurs to start commercial activities in the field of Industry 4.0 technologies.
It also seeks to discuss the challenges that hinder the establishment of successful commercial projects in the field of Industry 4.0 technologies, highlight the experiences of Omani innovators and entrepreneurs and benefit from their suggestions to overcome the obstacles they face.
Besides the open discussion session, an accompanying exhibition will be held to showcase experiences and innovations of Omani Tech startups in Industry 4.0 technologies with the participation of (Innotech), Innovation Factory, Impact, Estrlab (Engineering solutions and Technology Research Lap) and the Engineering Village.
#Shorkum is an Arabic word that means “your opinion” and it is commonly used among the Arab communities to ask for an opinion or wise point of views on certain life related topics.
From this concept, #Shorkum initiative came out. It is a communication and community consultation initiative created by the Information Technology Authority (ITA) to reinforce the eParticipation. It includes a set of channels and platforms to facilitate the communication between the ITA officials and various social segments, who are interested and specialised in the IT field, either face-to-face or online.
Through this initiative, a number of discussion sessions were held to know the audience’s suggestion and opinions regarding the ITA’s plans and projects. The implementation of community eParticipation in all the ITA’s social media channels is part of this initiative which aims at delivering the information to the community members easily and benefit from their ideas and suggestions in plan-making, projects development and decision-making.
-Oman Daily Observer