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Tech Mahindra Inaugurates Innovation and Technology Development Center in Oman

Tech Mahindra has inaugurated an Innovation and Technology Development Center, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, that will cater to the Telecom, Oil and Gas, BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance), Energy & Utilities, and Public Sector by leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics, Cloud and 5G technologies on Sunday, June 5. This is in line with Tech Mahindra’s commitment to invest in upskilling and reskilling of the local Omani talent to take on projects in Oman and around the world.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by H.E. Dr. Ali Al Shidhani, Undersecretary for Communications & Information Technology MTCIT; Amit Narang, Indian Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman; Senior Oman government officials, along with senior executives of key enterprises in Oman and the top management team of Tech Mahindra led by its MD and CEO CP Gurnani.

H.E. Dr. Ali Al Shidhani, Undersecretary for Communications & Information Technology MTCIT, said, “Oman Vision 2040 prioritizes a future with a knowledge-based society where education and research play a vital role for the citizens. Being ahead of important developments in information technology is encapsulated in our vision statement, and this innovation and development center by Tech Mahindra is a step in that direction. Developments like these are milestones in achieving the success we envision of being a competitive nation and one of the top countries in Digital Economy in the region. It also supports our talent, upskilling to compete in the job market.”

CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra, said, “I believe the vision of Oman based on the pillars of “People and Society”, “Economy and Development”, and “Governance and Institutional Performance” will transform and enhance the country’s economy. Tech Mahindra is pleased to play a part in this strategic narrative and support in building a resilient tomorrow for Oman, that thrives on growth & innovation, with a keen focus on empowering women. As a global organization, we are committed to honing talent across geographies, and our initiatives have been warmly embraced in Oman. This innovation and development center will grow Omani talent in the technology industry and will enable us to leverage it for markets globally.”

Ram Ramachandran, Senior Vice President & Head of the Middle East and Africa at Tech Mahindra, said, “Across the world, the IT industry has been revolutionary — it has become an archetype of how economic liberalization combined with entrepreneurial spirit builds an industry that today contributes significantly to the GDP of any country. Tech Mahindra has a significant footprint in Oman and we have the confidence of the local industries with which we have partnered through the years. The newly inaugurated innovation and development center is one more significant development in our contribution to the country as we tap the huge young talent in the country.”

Tech Mahindra also inaugurated Maker’s Lab (Center for R&D) at the center, which will have a strategic focus on creating IPs, solutions & services that harness the power of technology to make continuous advancements that will enable digital transformation, smart enterprise solutions, cloud transformation, Big data & Analytics. Tech Mahindra believes in DigitALL philosophy for comprehensive Business Transformation. As part of NXT.NOW framework, which aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’, Tech Mahindra focuses on investing in emerging technologies and solutions that enable digital transformation and meet the evolving needs of the customer.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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