Muscat: Tariq Hilal Al Barwani has been honoured with the prestigious “Youth ICT Influencer of the year” award 2022
The honour was bestowed by Dr Ali Al Shidhani, Undersecretary for Communications and Information Technology at Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology at Oman’s spectacular official technology event, COMEX 2022.
“Tariq has been instrumental as a role model for the youth to adapt and prospect future technologies for two decades since he was a young boy,” said Sadiq Khan, Group COO of OITE and Arab Research Bureau.
During the three-day packed technology event, Tariq ran an innovative technology clinic where he encouraged students to pursue the right ICT education for job opportunities, advised young entrepreneurs on their business ideas, plans and operations, and supported employees on courses to take in order keep up with the advancements and requirements of future technologies.
“Tariq’s contribution for COMEX helps individuals, societies and communities to embrace future technologies with confidence so as empower their personal and professional growth” added Sadiq.
The jury of the COMEX Awards for Excellence in Technology comprises of a mix of Industry experts and professionals, academia, corporate heads, journalists and respective members from the government.
The selection of winners are made through a set of neutral, transparent, independent and impartial criteria and procedures followed by the judging panel consisting of technology experts representing government and non-governmental specialized institutions and bodies, and a number of senior technical experts.The primary function of the Awards Ceremony is to identify and reward nationwide talentsfor their excellence in technology.
“It is an honour to receive this award from the biggest technology event in the Sultanate. I will continue supporting and empowering the youth and the society as a whole with resources I have for the betterment of Oman and its future” said Tariq Al-Barwani
Senior leaders, businessmen, academicians, professionals and entrepreneurs from various industries in Oman attended the event.