Oman Data Park CEO named Technology Person of the Year
September 22, 2018 | 2:37 PM
by Times News Service

Muscat: Eng. Maqbool Al Wahaibi, CEO, Oman Data Park (ODP), was named as Technology Person of the Year at the annual AIWA Awards for Best Performing Companies. Dr Rasheed bin al Safi Al Huraibi, Chairman, Oman Tender Board, presented the award to Eng. Al Wahaibi at the red-carpet awards ceremony held at Hotel Sheraton Oman on September 10, 2018.

This year marked the eighth edition of the annual AIWA Awards, instituted by Alam al-IktisaadWalA’mal (AIWA), the leading Arabic business publication from United Media Services. Top five best performing companies, based on their performance on select seven financial parameters in the financial year 2017, were felicitated in three different categories. The achievements that went beyond the balance sheet were also recognised through special awards.

Eng. Al Wahaibi was felicitated for his exemplary services in leading ODP to provide reliable, secure and flexible solutions delivered with unmatched expertise and quality of service. As a part of the executive management and founding team that established ODP, Eng. Al Wahaibi has been instrumental in developing solutions tailored to address the banks, financial Institutions, oil and gas sector, healthcare, government, education and professional services sectors.

“The award is a recognition of ODP’s contribution not only in providing ICT services to the corporates in the Sultanate, but also in being instrumental in Oman’s digital transformation and smart revolution."

He added that the recognition reiterated the industry’s confidence in the products and services offered by ODP.

ODP is the first managed service provider in Oman with a vision to transform the future, where IT services will be available on demand. The first localised cloud service provider in the Sultanate, ODP currently runs three data centres located in KOM, Wattayah, and Duqm. These three are interconnected to provide resilience, interconnectivity of data and business continuity.

Currently ODP is serving around 450 corporates ranging from large to mid to small companies. They include the largest banks and the largest oil and gas companies in the country. ODP is also serving some of the leading companies in Oman such as Occidental Oman, Oman Oil, Haya Water, etc. And some of its clients are from outside the Sultanate.

ODP’s new data centre in Duqm is providing a diverse set of services such as

ICT co-location, IT-managed services, cloud services and disaster recovery services. Along with the Duqm data centre, the company has also launched the version 2 of its cloud services. They are more enhanced cloud services with a lot of advanced features.

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