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‘Enhancing Oman Human Capital through Optimum Use of ICT’ as key theme of Comex Conference 2012

Oman: Tuesday, May 01 - 2012 @ 11:10

This annual Comex Conference held under the theme: ‘Enhancing Oman Human Capital through Optimum Use of ICT’ is organised by OITE Conferences and the Information Technology Authority (ITA) in cooperation with the Oman IT Society.

Top industry experts will once again convene to share their views, experiences and expertise focusing on the three main sessions: “Developing National Human Resource through Latest Technologies – Trends & Best Practices; “Advancing the Skills and Training Development using ICT”; and Technology and infrastructure for the Growth of SME’s.

The use of technology in developing human resources is crucial in this ever changing environment with the onset of globalisation, technology and constant access to information and people is vital for both the public and private sector.

Keeping this in mind, session one of the Comex Conference will address key topics under the broader head “Developing National Human Resource through latest technologies – Trends & best practices” and will be chaired by Dr. Mohammed Al Mughairi, Senior Corporate Planner and Economist, Daleel Petroleum, Oman.

Transforming the National Human Resource Development: From Digital Divide to Digital Society by Michel Nasrany, Lead Consultant Public Sector Applications, ORACLE will highlight the need for and steps that need to be taken by business organizations in Oman to help the national human resources develop their personal and organizational skills, knowledge, and abilities in their transformation to becoming digitally adept in the workplace.

His Majesty has constantly emphasized on the importance of ICT in developing the skills and capacities of citizens as well as furthering e-government services in the transformation of Oman into a knowledge based society. The Government as a user, purchaser, and regulator must support the use of ICT for the innovative, effective and efficient delivery of information and services to the citizens and within the public sector which will be discussed in The role of government organizations in creating an enabled environment for the utilization of ICT in human resources and skills development by Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni, DG- Information & Statistics, HRMS Superintendent, Ministry of Civil Service.

The ICT sector, academia and government need to work closely together to ensure that appropriate training opportunities align with business needs and future societal demands and that skills meet both the present and future requirements. Bridging the gap between skills & training development in ICT sector & technical employment by Dr. Azza El Shinnawy, Education & Citizenship (CSR) Lead, Microsoft Gulf.

A separate panel discussion titled Exploiting ICT in education, business and professional training development: challenges & opportunities will see the above speakers throw some light on the utilisation of ICT to promote entrepreneurship, skills enhancement, innovation and competitiveness in addition to cutting edge technologies and best practices underpinning e-learning and the development of a comprehensive educational system to address shortages of talents in the ICT field.

The moderator for the panel discussion is Dr. Mohammed Al Mughairi, Senior Corporate Planner and Economist, Daleel Petroleum, Oman.

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