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Big Data & Analytics meet 2021 by COMEX a deep dive event held successfully

COMEX Oman’s Technology Exhibition launched its Big Data and Analytics Meet at the Crowne Plaza, Qurum.

TAS News Service

Monday, November 22, 2021

MUSCAT : COMEX Oman’s Technology Exhibition launched its Big Data and Analytics Meet at the Crowne Plaza, Qurum today. The Event is supported by Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT), National Centre for Statistics & Information (NCSI) and partnered with Oman Information Technology Society (OITS) and Oman Society of Petroleum Services (OPAL).  The Big Data & Analytics meet 2021 will be on for two more days face to face as well online. As the organizers of COMEX since 1990, Arabian Research Bureau – ARB / OITE are proud of the significant role their event has played in Oman’s digital transformation; Amr Abdullah Baabood CEO said “we are quite excited to play our part in Oman’s Digital Future, the numerous opportunities for investment in technology, and in particular, future tech as a driver of Vision 2040, as well as the opportunities it provides for Omani youth to participate in tech-powered Human Capital Development and Innovation”.

H.E Dr. Khalifa Bin Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Barwani – CEO of National Centre for Statistics & Information (NCSI) inaugurated the 3-day Conference as the Chief Guest. A number of Undersecretaries, Ambassadors and CEOs attended.  HE Bakhit Ahmed Al Mahri – Undersecretary of Higher Education and HE Ibrahim Said Al Kharusi – Undersecretary of Tourism & Culture attended as Guest of Honor.

Sadiq Khan – Group COO of Arabian Research Bureau said “Big data and Analytics meet 2021 is a deep dive event for the data science fraternity into Big Data and Analytics segment of Information Communications Technology – ICT”. As the significance of data and the professions associated with its architecture, infrastructure and management are critical for building reliable digital transformation Government or Company towards VISION2040; this event will serve the who’s who and will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to execute your most effective data-driven strategy.

The 3-day Hybrid Conference (face2face + Online) brought together highly skilled global specialists as speakers and senior and middle management data decision-makers as delegates to discuss the next major trends in big data & analytics as well as the challenges that lie ahead in building an efficient data-driven organization. Delegates will also hear case studies and lessons gained from big data and analytics specialists on which data methods have the best ROI, have the most impact and have led to improved business decision-making capabilities. The conference will provide you with latest in-depth information.

Ooredoo – Data2Cloud and Innovateq were the Diamond Sponsors and Oman Data Park, Datamount and ETCO were the Lead Sponsors. The Event had COMEX Awards for
Data Science & Analytics to recognize and honor companies and ministries which in setting up exceptional practices and achievements. These businesses and governments have demonstrated how data science, big data and analytics can boost corporate performance, improve customer experience, and drive product creation, sales, and economic success.

The Award Winners were;;


CYBER SECURITY AWARD – National Security Services Group L.L.C (NSSG)

DATA TECH SOLUTIONS – Oman Telecommunication Company (Omantel)



DATA DRIVEN BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE – Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology – MTCIT

DATA ANALYTICS – Oman Telecommunication Company (Omantel)

MACHINE LEARNING IN DATA – Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

BEST USE OF AI IN DATA TECH – Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

BEST USE OF DATA FOR IOT – Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

The company or ministry which won the highest number of awards was given the title of BEST OF BEST – which went to Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

A full house Hybrid event opened with Key note address from Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi – Chairman of Oman Information Technology Society – OITS and Dr. Salim Shuiaili – Sr. Executive and Expert from National Program for Space, AI & Advanced technology and a Panel discussion on Data Centre or In-house servers with the CEO’’s  of Technology in the panelist, Dr. Riyadh Moosa  – CEO of Innovateq was the chairman of the panel with panelist including; Eng, Maqbool Al Waihibi – CEO of Oman Data Park, Eng. Abdul Hakim Al Musalhi – CEO of Datamount, Abdulaziz jaafar – CEO of ETCO, Asaad Al Saadi – Acting CEO of Data2cloud, Eng. Hafiz Farooq – Global Cyber  Security Architect and Mohammed Al Tamami – GM – IM&T – Glafar & Co-founder & COO of Mamun financial Technologies.

There were sessions from Industry Experts like Roadmap for AI transformation by Hassan Abdul Ali – GM of Oman Data park, Deep learning, Data Analytics and the Workforce of the future by Dr. Zahra Rashid Al Rawahi – CEO of Artificial Intelligence Academy and Sinem Demirci – Data Analyst of Eight Dimension, Qatar. Building our Smart cities with smart solutions by Laila Abdullah Al Hadhrami – Smart Cities Development Manger from National Energy Centre, Data Centre Eco System from an operator perspective by Mr. Adnan Zubaid Khan – Head of Corporate & ICT Propositions for Ooredoo Business Oman, What’s next in big Data analytics, Automation and AI? Datacenter readiness by Mr. Ranganathan Rajkumar from TVS India. To register of free access to online please contact Suhail Iqbal – COMEX Project Lead.