International Symposium on Digital Business Transformation The Way Forward
The Arab Open University Oman held an International Symposium Entitled: Digital Business Transformation - The Way Forward on Wednesday the 7th of December 2022. The Symposium hosted several international speakers which consist of academics and experts who are involved in digital transformation process in various sectors. The participants were all from countries across the world. The Speakers for the Symposium are all experts and academics working for prestigious Universities across the world. The presentations were done virtually and the topics on which presentations were made by the Guests include Oman Government Digital Transformation Plans, Digitalization and Development of Smart Cities in The World, Digital data, and ethical implication of digital adopting in SMEs etc.
The Symposium was organized by the Faculty of Business Studies, Arab Open University, Oman. in collaboration with Oman Data Park. Oman Data Park is one of the leading Omani companies in the field of information technology. A few attendees had come in person for the event and that number reached about 60, which included experts in Digital Transformation process and Academics from Universities and Colleges across Oman. The virtual presence of the participants was also commendable, and the number of such participants reached around 175. This indicates how important is the digital transformation for organizations and academics. For organizations, digital transformation is a big shift since it is expected to yield a good number of benefits for them. Similarly, it offers a good scope for academicians to perform a lot of research on digital transformation. Thus, the Faculty of Business Studies (Oman) had provided an opportunity to share, contribute and gain knowledge on digital transformation through this symposium.