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.
In an event organized recently, the Information Technology Authority’s Sas for Entrepreneurship Centre, hosted the AIM Startup Competition where 16 tech startups competed and 5 immerging startups were shortlisted and qualified for the final round.
To showcase the potentials and applications of the immerging 4 industrial revolution technologies in business and industrial uses, the Information Technology Authority (ITA), represented by Sas Center for Virtual Reality held yesterday a networking session at the Public Authority for Civil Aviation with the presence of Eng. Omar Bin Salim Alshanfari, Deputy CEO for Operation at ITA and attended by a number of representatives from government and private entities.
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) celebrated yesterday the graduation of 3rd batch of the incubated SMEs from Sas Center for Entrepreneurship, with the presence of of Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, at Knowledge Oman Oasis, Muscat.