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: and other contained portals particularly the portal:” 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: He wishes that the National Open Data

Symposium would achieve the desired objectives.

Source: Oman News Agency