Oman to showcase its IT prowess at COMEX 2018
April 22, 2018 | 10:01 PM
by Madiha Asif/[email protected]
Photo - @eOman_ITA

Muscat: The 28th edition of COMEX 2018 will start today at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The six-day event, held under the patronage of the Information Technology Authority (ITA), is the biggest Information Technology, telecom and technology show and is expected to showcase the latest IT technologies in Oman.

Divided into three principle areas – government, business and retail – COMEX aims to showcase all that is new and on offer to raise productivity and efficiency for end users. This year, COMEX Business is highlighting a number of key industries that form part of Oman’s Five Year Plan – manufacturing, tourism, transport and logistics, as well as oil & gas, healthcare and education. The government participation at COMEX Oman is also showcasing solutions and services on offer from 20 different departments, along with regional representations from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Within the IT industry itself, a number of sectors are being put in the spotlight this year where developments are becoming part of our everyday lives, including augmented and virtual reality, cyber security, big data, cloud computing, internet of things and artificial Intelligence.

On the retail side, COMEX Shopper is also set to host all that is new and exciting in the world of gaming, smart homes technology and robotics, as well as all sorts of exciting offers on new products for sale in IT hardware, software and mobiles.

Running alongside COMEX is the second edition of the Smart Cities and Industry 4.0 Summit. Focusing this year on AI and IoT, the conference will delve into detail on new initiatives in manufacturing, education, urban development, cognitive city planning, use of IoT in the oil & gas industry and advanced solutions for AI within the logistics and healthcare industries.

The 28th edition of COMEX 2018 is supported by Omantel, Gulf Business Machines as diamond sponsor, whereas Ooredoo is the official digital partner. Oracle, Cisco, Awasr, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, SAP, Mideast Data Systems, FIREWARE, IBM, Symantec, F5 and Juniper are all under the category of lead sponsors.

Exceed IT Services & Oman Broadband are platinum sponsors, whereas Microsoft, Google Cloud, Digisol, Prime Business Solutions and Integrated IT & Telecom Distributors take the spot of gold sponsors. Colouring is the silver sponsor, Gulf Infotech is the cloud sponsor, and SBS is the robotics partner. The Gaming Zone is sponsored by Jumbo Electronics & powered by Game World, while Panaroma Mall is the featured sponsor, Technowave is the technology partner, Abeer Hospital is the health care partner and T FM are radio partners.

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