Higher Education Institutions and their role in advancing a knowledge-based economy

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) play a critical role in advancing the knowledge-based economy. They are a vital source of knowledge, skills, and innovation. HEIs need to continue to enhance and grow their roles to help push the limits of technology, advance social progress, and create tomorrow's jobs and economic opportunities. This conference aims to identify the significant contribution of HEIs to the knowledge-based economy, including the importance of cultivating the entrepreneurial mindset in students, developing digital platforms and tools in teaching, and producing high-quality research. The conference will invite decision-makers, experts, and researchers from within and outside the Sultanate of Oman and will present leading local and international experiences.

Under the Patronage of

H.E. Dr. Ali Al Shidhani
Undersecretary for Communications and Information Technology
Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology


OTS - OMREN Technology Summit is an event taking place on 13 Dec 2023
The Summit is an annual gathering of OMREN and Global Research & Education community to share their knowledge, success stories, identify solutions, explore business opportunities, discuss current challenges, and needs to improve services and achieve objectives of Connect, Collaborate and Innovate.
The Event is an ideal meeting place with power packed networking opportunities with diverse global and regional Stakeholders, NRENs, Researchers, solution providers, leading Industry Experts, Decision Makers, Policy Makers and Government Officials from across the value chain.
The Summit will feature 1 day of expansive line-up of stellar speakers, case studies, panel discussions, engaging discussions, unique presentations providing access to a wealth of industry-leading knowledge, sharing best practices & experiences, spotlighting trends, information exchange, cutting-edge insights and outlooks with actionable takeaways.

Opening Ceremony
9.00 - 9.40
Exhibition opening and Coffee Break
9.45 - 10.20
Keynote Speaker
9.00 - 9.40 “HEIs in the Context of a Knowledge-based Economy”
Panel Discussion 1
9.00 - 9.40 “Entrepreneurship and the anticipated role of HEIs”
Keynote Speaker
9.00 - 9.40 “Localization of Technology and its Investment in Education”
Panel Discussion 2
9.00 - 9.40 “Leading Experiences in Adapting Technology in Education”

OTS Speakers

His Excellency.Maan Qatamin

Former Minister

Keynote Speaker

His Excellency Dr. Said Al-Rubai

University of Technology and Applied Sciences

Entrepreneurship and the Anticipated Role of Higher Education Institutions

His Excellency Dr. Ali Al-Shidhani

The Ministry of Technology and Communications

Pioneering Experiences in Implementing Modern Technologies in Education

Dr. Ibrahim Muawad

Dean of the College of Computer Science and Engineering at Mansoura University

Pioneering Experiences in Applying Modern Technologies in Education

Mr. Zahran Al-Salti

College of Banking and Financial Studies

Scientific Research and Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges