May 27, 2024

​​OQ Launches OQ Digital Hub for Cybersecurity and SAP Training

Press release

OQ, the global integrated energy group, inaugurated the OQ Digital Hub under the patronage of Her Excellency Dr Rahma bint Ibrahim Al Mahrouqi, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

In collaboration with leading international and local IT firms, the hub aims to develop national talent through structured training programmes in cybersecurity and SAP systems. These programmes, offering globally recognised certifications, enhance participants' professional qualifications. The initiative aligns with Oman Vision 2040 goals, fostering digital skills and supporting economic diversification. OQ signed 14 memoranda with international companies during the event, marking a significant step towards the hub's enhancement.

Key signatories from the partner companies included Ali Al Lawati, Country Leader of Cisco in Oman and Yemen; Hilal Al Habsi, Executive Director at Global Computer Services; Joseph Alencherry, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Energy at Infosys; Ihab Foudeh, General Manager for the Middle East, Saif Al Hosn, Country General Manager, Oman & Bahrain, and Imran Al Akhzami, Sr. Enterprise Commercial Lead from Microsoft; Sergio Maccotta, Senior Vice President, and Husam Al Lawati, Strategic Account Manager at SAP; Brendan Hoft, CEO and Managing Partner of ESPER; Suresh Kumar, Country Manager and Sadagopan Rajagopalan, Managing Director of Krish IT; Abdul Hakim bin Amer Al Musalhi, Mohammed Ahmed Al Lamki, and Maher Zein representing Cyberforce; Omar Al Sharif and Nayaz Mohamed representing PwC; Osamah Hussameddin, Senior Account and Manager and Karim Rizkallah, Regional Vice President – Solution Consulting at OpenText; Ada Perniceni, Managing Director and Resources Industry Lead for the Middle East, Amro Bibi, Resources Industry Director for Kuwait & Oman, and Mohamed Kamoun, Managing Director of Data & AI at Accenture; Derek Haozhichen, Regional Manager at Huawei along with Yassin Elamin and Penny, Lihaopeng; Karam Abuzeid, Enterprise Sales Manager, Shadi Al Sham, and Sadiq Al Lawati for Google Cloud; Ammar Al Rawahi, Chief Operating Officer at SatMENA; and Sudhir S, Associate Director and Prakash K, Sales Manager, Oman from KaarTech.