Digital Innovation and Transformation Summit 2024

By Amjid Ali

I was recently honored to be invited as a keynote speaker and panelist at the Digital Innovation and Transformation Summit in Oman. Organized by Genfinity Global and Sahb Media Services, this prestigious event brought together thought leaders and industry experts to discuss the latest trends and best practices in digital innovation.

Keynote: Innovation and Transformation for Omani SMEs

My keynote speech delved into the specific challenges and opportunities facing small and medium businesses (SMEs) in Oman when it comes to innovation and business transformation.

I outlined several key strategies that can enable SMEs to harness the power of digital solutions and achieve sustainable growth. These include:

  • Embracing a digital-first mindset: Encouraging SMEs to shift their focus away from traditional models to leverage digital technologies for greater efficiency and customer reach.
  • Investing in digital skills: The importance of building digital capabilities among the workforce to support innovation strategies.
  • Fostering a culture of innovation: Creating an environment where experimentation and new ideas are welcomed, allowing SMEs to remain competitive.
  • Leveraging government support and initiatives: Taking advantage of the programs and resources available to support digital transformation efforts in Oman.

Panel Discussion: AI and Its Impact

The panel discussion, “Empowering Governments and Private Firms with AI-Driven Solutions,” was a fascinating exploration of how artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping industries and transforming government services.

Key takeaways from the discussion were:

  • The transformative power of AI: The diverse applications of AI in streamlining processes, enhancing decision-making, and creating new business models.
  • Data-driven strategies: Emphasizing the importance of robust data infrastructure for successful AI implementation.
  • Addressing ethical considerations: Examining the critical need for responsible and ethical AI development and deployment.

Networking and Learning

Beyond my official roles, the summit was an incredible opportunity to connect with other leaders and innovators in Oman. The conversations I had, both on and off stage, have ignited valuable insights and ideas that I’m confident will have a positive impact on my work at Al Ansari Group.

Gratitude and Reflection

I’m truly grateful for the recognition received from Genfinity Global and for the platform provided by the Summit to share my perspectives on innovation and transformation. As a leader at Al Ansari Group, I’m firmly committed to helping our organization stay at the forefront of technological advancements. I’m excited to apply what I’ve learned to drive our digital initiatives forward and contribute to the ongoing growth of the Omani business sector.

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