Muscat, The Sultanate, represented by the National
Centre for Statistics and Information will the National Open Data
Symposium on 1-3 October 2018 in Kempinski Hotel – Al-Mouj.
Dr. Khalifa bin Abdullah al-Barwani, CEO of the National Centre for
Statistics and Information, stated that the organization of this seminar
marked the Sultanate’s belief in the significance of the open data in
promoting the development and its important role in the economic
development, particularly through attracting the investment, as well as
opening new horizons in business and industrial sectors for business
entrepreneurs and SMEs.
“According to the evaluation of the international organizations
concerned with Open Data including the Open Data Watch (ODW), the
Sultanate has occupied advanced positions in opening the data. This is
particularly clear when evaluating the electronic portal:
www.ncsi.gov.om and other contained portals particularly the portal:
www.data.gov.om” Al-Barwani added.
Al-Barwani also pointed out that the National Open Data
Symposium targets all parties concerned with the Open Data in the
public sector, private sector, IT workers, programmers, developers,
research institutions, scholars and students, as well as the institutions
that sponsor the IT initiatives in the Sultanate.
“The symposium aims at casting light upon Open Data, with regard
to concept, importance, utilizations and reflections on the Sultanate’s
rating in the international indicators. It also aims at identifying some
successful international applications on Open Data” Al-Barwani Said.
Dr. Khalifa bin Abdullah Al Barwani concluded that those who
want to take part in this symposium within the accompanied
workshops, may register in the symposium website on:
https://opendata.ncsi.gov.om. He wishes that the National Open Data
Symposium would achieve the desired objectives.
Source: Oman News Agency