Virtual Symposium on
Digital Transformation
in Business

16-17 March, UTAS-Ibri, OMAN

About the Symposium

Digital transformation has been a driving force for global businesses, helping them overcome challenges like volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and interconnected, digital transformation in business through aspects such as digital economy, digital governance and Fintech is evident. Management teams in organizations are increasingly investing in digital transformation embracing this new reality. Hence, there is a need to explore new possibilities and opportunities in this space that can cater to all the stakeholders, holistically. UTAS-Ibri is organizing this Symposium on the overall theme of “Digital Transformation in Business” to find new solutions and discuss new possibilities in the digital transformation space. The proposed symposium intends to bring together the creative minds of academic thought leaders, researchers and representatives from the industry for sharing knowledge and to contribute towards the digital transformation of business, governance and the economy.

Where

UTAS-Ibri, Ibri, Sultanate of Oman

When

Wednesday to Thursday
16-17 March 2022

Event Speakers - DAY One ( 16 March 2022 )

“Digital Transformation in Business in the Context of Oman: Challenges, Successes and Lessons for the Future” (In Arabic)

Speaker 1

Mr. Ibrahim Al Wardi

Speaker 2

Mr. Majed Al Amri

Speaker 3

Mr. Khalid Al Haribi

Speaker 4

Mr. Khalid Al Balushi

Speaker 5

Mr. Barakat Al Abri

Speaker 5

Mr. Abdullah Al Bahrani - Moderator

Event Speakers - DAY Two ( 17 March 2022 )

“Global Perspectives of Digital Transformation in Business” (In English)

Speaker 1

Mr. Mark Burns

Speaker 2

Dr. Danilo V. Mascia

Speaker 3

Mr. Eric Kimberling

Speaker 4

Dr. Ray Titus

Speaker 5

Mr. Alireza Zareei Dolatabadi

Organizing Committee

  1. Dr Abdulrahman Al Ismaili – Head of Business Studies Department
  2. Ms Safiya Al-Hamdi – Head of HR Section, Business Studies Department
  3. Dr Vijay G Padaguri – Faculty Member, Business Studies Department
  4. Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, Faculty Member, Business Studies Department

Event Schedule

Chair – Dr. Hamdan Al Manthari, Dean College of UTAS-Ibri – “Digital Transformation in Business in the context of Oman: Challenges, Successes and Lessons for the Future”


Inauguration , Opening Remarks and Welcome Address

Mr. Ibrahim Al Wardi, Director of Digital Transformation Empowerment Unit, Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology

Topic: The National Program for Digital Economy

Mr. Majed Al Amri, CEO, Thawani Technologies LLC

Topic: FinTech: The Case of Thawani Technologies LLC

Mr. Khalid Al Haribi, CEO, Impact Integrated

Topic: Digital Transformation in Start-ups

Mr. Khalid Al Balushi, CEO, Cloud Acropolis

Topic: The Cloud Services for Digital Transformation

Mr. Barakat Al Abri, Digital Transformation Officer, Madayn

Topic: Digital Transformation: The Case of Madayn

Panel Discussion Moderated by Mr Abdullah Al Bahrani, Senior Proficient Digital E-Care, Omantel

Closing Remarks, Valedictory and Vote of Thanks

Chair – Dr. Nasser Al Kalbani, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs UTAS-Ibri – “Global Perspectives of Digital Transformation in Business”


Inauguration , Opening Remarks and Welcome Address

Address by Mr. Mark Burns, M.D. UK and Europe, Excelledia

Topic: Overcoming the Hurdles to Digital Transformation

Address by Mr. Eric Kimberling, CEO Third Stage Consulting

Topic: Strategies for successful digital transformation

Address by Dr. Ray Titus, Faculty Member –Alliance University and Founder-Dabit Labs

Topic: Leveraging the power of digital to practice 'real' customer intimacy

Address by Mr. Alireza Zareei Dolatabadi-Founder and CEO at Sueño Consultancy Services

Topic: The Key Role of Digital Transformation in enabling Sustainable Development Goals

Address by Dr. Danilo V. Mascia, Associate Professor, Business School, Leeds University, UK, and Deputy Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance

Topic: Challenges and Opportunities in the FinTech Industry

Closing Remarks, Valedictory and Vote of Thanks

Contact Us

Address

UTAS-Ibri, Ibri, Sultanate of Oman

Phone Number

+968 25686096