Roadshow – Oman
Launched way back in 2014, Government Cloud (G – Cloud) initiative is led by the Oman Information and Communications Technology Group (OICTG) and aims to set the Infrastructure needed to build the eGovernment of Oman.
2017 was a big year for the Omani cloud computing scene, as the Oman Information Technology Authority introduced a cloud governance framework which was designed to enhance the delivery of Government Services in alignment with the Mission of e.oman . The document clearly states that government agencies should adopt the cloud considering the cloud‐first strategy. Not only that, in the same year, the Authority also announced that it was developing a data protection law and even held public consultation sessions on the draft law but as of Q3 2021, further developments are yet to be announced.
more recently, towards the end of 2020, Oman’s vision 2040 was unveiled. It is the country’s vision to join the world’s developed countries by 2040 and among Oman’s national priorities is governance and legislative frameworks contributing to the readiness of the country to transform into an innovation & knowledge era.
In February 2021, Oman’s Telecom Regulatory Authority issued a public consultation on the operations of data centres and cloud computing. The document sets out a number of objectives including mitigating the security risks associated with the increased use of cloud services, encouraging investment in local data centres; and transforming the Sultanate into a hub for data centres and cloud computing.
Oman is no doubt committed to the cloud and this is why it has historically performed quite well in our indexes. Oman’s 2022 score in the Regulation domain suffers mainly from a void in the data protection space as well as Energy Efficiency Regulation which should improve in time by the introduction of a data protection law as well as National energy efficiency planning, more Financing mechanisms for energy efficiency, and Carbon pricing and monitoring schemes.
While the overall focus of these virtual events will be on common concerns such as security, and regulation, the Alliance will focus on country-specific cloud adoption hurdles based on findings from our upcoming Cloud Competitiveness Index 2022.
Country Official opening remarks
MENA Cloud Alliance CCI 2022 Findings
Cloud regulatory landscape review: Global, regional and national
Cloud talent gap: opportunities and threats
Connecting to the cloud: Pain points, recommendations and alternatives
Governments: Digital transformation and cloud
Security in the cloud
Women leading the cloud
Convergence: IoT, Blockchain, AI/ML, Automation & innovation at scale)
(all panels are followed by a time extension of 30 minutes to receive feedback from the audiences)
SaaS elevating your DX
Government cloud procurement
Believing that constructive conversations can only occur in an inclusive environment where different stakeholders can have their say, MENACA will invite senior representatives from:
– Regulatory Bodies
– Public Sector end-users
– Enterprise End-users
– Cloud Service Providers
– Telecom Providers