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MTCIT holds first forum on government digital transformation

23 May 2023

Muscat – Deliberations of the first edition of the Government Digital Transformation Forum began at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday with the participation of ten government units.

As many as 200 participants and 25 speakers are taking part in the forum organised by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT).

At the two-day event, new digital services, solutions and products in the government sector will be launched.

The forum will highlight efforts and achievements of the government sector in Oman in the field of digital transformation, review distinguished regional and global practices, ways of improving institutional cooperation and building government relations, as well as exchanging experiences in digital transformation.

The forum will address the most important challenges and obstacles facing the implementation of government digital transformation and propose new solutions to overcome these, in addition to exploring new tools that empower national competencies to ensure sustainability, continuous improvement and keeping pace with global changes.

The event will have four main themes – digital transformation, advanced technologies and maximising benefits of modern technologies to accelerate digital transformation, user’s digital experience, and data analysis.

A dialogue session was held on Tuesday with the participation of a number of stakeholders from government units. The session addressed prospects of government digital transformation.

The session also discussed the importance of managing the culture of digital change to create a flexible and innovative government apparatus equipped for the future, the need to hone national skills, empower digital capabilities and promote government digital innovation.

The forum is expected to come up with a set of recommendations to support government digital integration. It will also present new proposals to accelerate digitalisation of government services, transfer and exchange of knowledge on best practices in the field of digital transformation, and provide feedback on the challenges facing the implementation of digital transformation, while creating an updated database for specialists in the field of digital transformation.

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