2022 Edition – Future Tech Event

Event Overview

After its successful launch, as Oman’s First Virtual Expo and Summit in 2020, Future Tech Expo & Summit is back, taking place from 12 - 13 September 2022, as a Hybrid Event.

Future Tech is Sultanate of Oman’s foremost B2B and B2G bespoke Technology Event. It is a definitive meeting place facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue with power packed networking opportunities among C-Level executives, leading industry experts, decision makers, policy makers and government officials from across the value chain to foster collaboration, discuss current challenges, business opportunities, develop market strategies, share knowledge and identify solutions shaping the future of technology.

Stay up to date with the latest topics shaping the technology landscape. The progressive agenda at the Future Tech Event will explore trends driving innovation, optimization and improvement across the industries.
Future Tech Event will feature an expansive line-up of stellar speakers, case studies, panel discussions, unique presentations providing access to a wealth of industry leading knowledge, sharing best practices and experiences, spotlighting trends, information exchange, insights and outlooks with actionable takeaways.
The Event will feature a comprehensive B2B Expo showcasing an array of avant-garde solutions, specific, transverse, latest technologies, cutting edge innovation, unique launches, cost-effective products, services and solutions that are customized to adapt to the given demands across all sectors.
Collaboration between technology organizations, investors, startups, small medium enterprises and entrepreneurs is instrumental in driving digitalization. There will be a special focus on promoting startups at the Future Tech Event.

Executive Meet

250+ carefully selected senior leaders and decision makers (C Level and CISOs) responsible or influencing IT and Technology strategy at their organizations, are invited. At Future Tech Event, meet the people who matter, with over 1000 industry experts, decision makers, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, academia and more, in attendance.

Future Tech Event, is the ideal platform to engage with the industry leaders and make the connections you need to drive business growth and stay ahead of the curve. There are a multitude of opportunities for you to engage and collaborate with key stakeholders under one roof. The Event will facilitate unparalleled networking and business matching-making, providing a catalyst for investments, partnerships, business growth and development in the Sultanate of Oman’s propitious technology sector.

Hybrid+ It's Time To Connect

Combining the best of both worlds, the Event will be held in Hybrid format attracting both in-person and virtual attendees, exhibitors and speakers.

We understand that not everyone will be able to travel, so whether you choose to fly in or log on, all participants will be able to reconnect and network with industry peers, colleagues, potential prospects and existing network, as we get back to business.

For Exhibitors who cannot be present on-site at the Event, you can opt for Hybrid+ Participation. This benefits your on-site as well as virtual presence at the Event.

Attendees can attend in-person or virtually. For Virtual attendees, all you need is a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile and you can digitally attend from the safety and comfort of your office or home.


Vision 2040

Oman’s Vision 2040 Digital Transformation will play an integral role, boost and nearly double to OMR 2.2 billion (USD 5.6 billion) by 2024, up from OMR 1.2 billion (USD 3.2 billion) in 2019, according to a recent report by the market research firm Global Data.

Future Tech Event remains committed to close collaboration with government entities and the private sector to deliver innovative solutions.

Future Tech Event aligns with Vision 2040 which highlights - A Diversified and Sustainable Economy that is based on Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, operates within Integrated Frameworks, Ensures Competitiveness, Embraces Industrial Revolutions and Achieves Fiscal Sustainability.


Health & Safety Protocols - ALL SECURE

During these challenging times, our commitment to delivering exceptional live in-person events that support economic growth and recovery, will be reinforced by us.

Your health and safety is our top priority.

All Secure protocol is intended to protect our partners, exhibitors, visitors, delegates, colleagues and contractors.

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Advisory Board

Ibrahim Talib Al Wardi

Asst. DG for Digital Transformation
Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT)

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Nasser Khalifa Al Kindi

Head of Digital Transformation Program
Oman 2040 Vision Implementation Follow-up unit

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Eng. Mohalhel Abdullah Said Al-Busaidi

International Relations Specialist
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

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Asila Al-Hajri

Head of Electronic Information Security Department
Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation

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Adnan Al Riyami

Director of Network and Telecommunication Department
Ministry of Education

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Dr. Haitham Hilal AL Hajri

Executive Cyber Security Specialist
Oman National CERT

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Rashid Al Busaidi

Head of ICT Strategy
Oman Airports

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Laila Abdullah AL Hadhrami

Smart Cities Development Manager
National Energy Centre

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Hamed Al-Abri

Chief Corporate Technology Advisor
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

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Yaqoub Al Maktoumi

Head of Digital Transformation

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1 - Tech Track 12 - 13 September

Hamdan Mohammed Said Al Alawi

Director of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology Development Program
Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT)

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Muna Al Shidhani

Acting Manager Digital Technology

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Beverly Rider

Chief Commercial Officer
NEOM Tech & Digital Company

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H.E. Belal Khaled Al-Hafnawi

Technology and Digital Transformation Leader
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

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Ali Shabdar

Regional Director, MEA

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Rahaf Mahmmud Ali

Educational Technology Trainer

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Ashruf Hassaballa

Regional Vice President, MEA, India and Turkey

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Edmond Tehini


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Apostolos Kallis

Chief Commercial Officer

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Bipin Kuriakose

Head - Digital Business

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Karthik Ananda Rao

Chief Technical Evangelist

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Devashu Jasoria

Lead - Solution Engineer
Freshworks Inc

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Ekta Puthran

MEA Lead Collaboration

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Samer Semaan

Channel & Alliances Manager for the Middle East
Pure Storage

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Igor Kvrgic

Partner, Account Executive
Nortal LLC

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Emad Haffar

Director, Security Consultants – META

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Basil Ayass

Education Sector Lead
Google Cloud

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Ahmed Farrag

Regional Industry Director – Government Sector – Middle East Cluster

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Martin Dibden

Cloud Lead – RISE with SAP – Middle East South Region

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Eng. Ali Al-Shamsi

Expert, Licensing & Compliance Department
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

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David Cai

Senior Product & Solution Director at China Mobile International Middle East and Africa Region
China Mobile International Middle East

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Dimitrios Kalogeropoulos, PhD

Digital Health and Innovation Expert
World Health Organization

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Sid Ahmed Benraouane


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Latifa Alshehhi

Data Management Manager
Road and Transport Authority

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Dr. Amy Hochadel

Director, Global Business Growth
Connected Places Catapult

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Erika Piirmets

Digital Transformation Adviser
e-Estonia Briefing Centre

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Dr. Farruh Kushnazarov

Senior Solution Architect
Alibaba Cloud International

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Jesus Ibanez-Parra

AI Program Manager
Al-Futtaim Group

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2 - Banking & Fintech Track 13 September

Ahmed Abdullah Dhuhai Al-Qutaiti

Technical Innovation Specialist
Central Bank of Oman

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Ghadir Al-Ansari

Head of Financial Technology (FinTech) Unit
Central Bank of Kuwait

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Mohammad Alblooshi

Sector Head FinTech and Innovation
Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

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Manish Gautam

Country Manager of Sultanate of Oman

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Ali Hassan Moosa

Chief Executive Officer
Oman Banks Association

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Kemal Rizadi Arbi

Capital Market Authority
Sultanate of Oman

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Hassan Maqbool AL Lawati

AGM Small and Medium Enterprises Department
Ahli Bank SAOG

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Peter Tavener


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Mohamed Shehzad

Ethis Investment

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Abdullah Al Jufaili

AGM - Digital Banking
Bank Muscat

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Mujahid Said Al Zadjaly

General Manager - IT & Operations
Bank Nizwa

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Ali Moosa

Vice Chairman & Senior Country Officer
J.P. Morgan Bank

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Christopher Flinos

Chief Executive Officer

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Richard Teng

Regional Head of MENA

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Dr. Khalid M.W. Tahhan

Easy Coins

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Gregory Thain

Senior Advisor

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Naushad Contractor

Fable Fintech Private Limited

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George Ghaoui

Regional Sales Director – MENA
Capital Banking Solutions

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Dr. Tim Nedyalkov

Technology Information Security Officer
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Training Workshop 12 September - 11am - 1pm