Redefining Digital and Business Transformation

Smart SMB Summit - Oman 20th March 2019

Smart SMB Summit & Awards, which has held successful editions in UAE and Bahrain, is scheduled to hold its inaugural edition in Oman on the 20th of March 2019.

Smart SMB Summit & Awards is a platform that brings together the largest number of ‘C’ level executives from the mid-market segment under one roof.

The half day event will include the Summit & Awards. Under the theme of ‘Redefining Digital and Business Transformation’, the summit will include keynotes presented by eminent leaders of their respective domains and panel discussions with participation of industry experts. The content of the keynotes by expert speakers from the industry and panel discussions will help drive awareness among attendees that accelerate digital and business transformation in their organizations.

The second half of the event would include an Awards ceremony to recognize the outstanding work being done by companies and individuals in deploying digital transformation strategies across verticals based on their nomination entries.

Recognitions would be conferred on C-level leaders who are playing a key role in leading and facilitating digital transformation initiatives in their various roles within their organizations.

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1: 30 – 2:30 PM Registration
2:30 – 2:40 PM Welcome address
2:40 – 2:50 PM Address by Chief Guest
3:00 – 3:15 PM Keynote – Realizing your Digital Future
3:15 – 3:30 PM Keynote – Impact of Digital Transformation on ERP
3:30 – 4:00 PM Panel Discussion – Outlook for digital transformation in Oman’s mid-market
4:00 – 4:20 PM Coffee Break
4:20 – 4:35 PM Keynote – The transformational impact of IoT and edge computing
4:35 – 4:50 PM Keynote – Leadership in Digital & Business transformation
4:50 – 5:20 PM Panel Discussion – Enabling the digital workplace
5:20 – 5:50 PM Panel Discussion – Women leaders in IT transformation
5:50 –  6:05 PM Keynote – Cybersecurity in the age of digital transformation
6:10 – 6:55 PM Networking
7:00 – 9:00 PM Awards & Dinner


Based on demand, the event is also likely to include limited pre-fixed meetings on the sidelines to facilitate serious business association/partnership talks. This would be available to sponsors of the event.



Shino Thomas Philip

Head PMO National Bank of Oman

Mansoor Sarwar

Technical Director Sage Middle East

Duha Awayes

Director Protiviti Oman

Kashif Adeel

Senior Delivery Manager Technology Projects Bank Dhofar

Malak Al Shaibani

Director General of the National Business Center, Sultanate of Oman

Harish Danani

Senior Consultant ICT, Infocomm Group

Rajesh Nair

IT Head, Sohar Steel

Samer Semaan

Distribution Manager, Dell Technologies

Dr. Fatma Mohammed Abdullah Al-Balushi

Director of Human Resources Management Systems Department Ministry of Civil Service

Les Jonson

Director of Digital Technology, British School Muscat

Lujaina Saif Al Kharusi

CEO and co founder at Envago


Senior Channel Manager Dell Technologies

Nayaz Mohamed

Partner - Africa, India and Middle East (AIM) at EY, Oman

Award Category

We are now inviting nominations for the Smart SMB Awards Oman to be  presented on March 20th at a Gala Awards ceremony.

These Awards will recognise the outstanding work being done by companies in executing Digital and Business Transformation across different verticals in Oman. If you are an SMB / Mid-Market company operating out of Bahrain, you are requested to submit your nominations for these awards through the online link. The nominations can only be done by the authorized Management/Marketing / Agency representative of a company.

The shortlist will be based on parameters like technologies used, vision and scale of deployment, pioneering aspect of the deployment, completion and proven benefits to Business and workforce, clarity of future relevance, interoperability with future deployments.

Best Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Best Digital Transformation in Hospitality

Best Digital Transformation in Education

Best Digital Transformation in Retail

Best Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Best Digital Transformation in Banking sector

Best Digital Transformation in Exchange Houses

Best Digital Transformation in Travel

Best Digital Transformation in Logistics

Best Digital Transformation in Construction & Real Estate

Best Digital Transformation in Media

Cloud Computing Solutions Provider of the Year

Blockchain Solutions Provider of the Year

Telecom Solutions Provider of the Year


VAD of the Year with Best digital Transformation Initiatives

Cloud Computing Solutions Vendor of the Year

Security Vendor of the Year

Networking Vendor of the Year

Software Vendor of the Year

Vendor of the Year with Best Digital Transformation Focus

CEO of the Year (leadership in driving digital transformation)

CIO of the Year (for execution of digital transformation)

CDO of the Year (for innovations in transformation strategies)

CISO of the Year (for ensuring secure digital transformation)

Digital Innovations in Client Services (Maximum services available for clients digitally with innovative features)

Easy Set-Up Services for SMB (Quick turnaround, cost competitiveness, Simplicity in processes, Client servicing and support, Digital services



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