The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department HoD participated as keynote speaker in the 5th iTech Marathon "Technological Innovation Challenge for Smart Cities" on Thursday the 24th of June 2021. The event was organized by the Department of Information Technology, UTAS-Ibri.
The talk highlighted the Oman Smart City initiative, its vision, mission and framework. It discussed topics related to the development of smart cities and the essential characteristics needed to promote such cities in Oman. Besides, it shed light on the facilitating technologies, issues, and challenges and provided some recommendations. The discussion emphasized the importance of Research and Development (R&D) in facilitating the initiative, promoting and encouraging the audience to be involved in information and communication technology (ICT) developments.