In continuation of its commitment to bringing best-in-class trainings to its workforce, Omantel, a leading provider of integrated telecommunication services in the Sultanate of Oman, recently offered a select group of employees a custom educational program delivered by the Stanford Center for Professional Development in the Stanford University School of Engineering.
Catalyzing Digital Transformation, an intensive twelve-week educational program, was offered through Omantel’s Digital School, whose mission is to keep employees abreast of emerging technologies and strengthen Omantel’s digital capabilities to create and capture new value in the market.
The program covered key topics on digital technology trends and practices and equips employees with digital mindsets and skills to contribute to and lead strategic digital transformation initiatives at Omantel. Omantel brought together a cohort of 50 employees from cross-functional units, including both technologists and engineers and business and operation managers, to collaborate on developing and implementing innovative ideas. Participants gained knowledge and skills on impacts of emerging technologies, customer centricity, design thinking, product opportunity assessment, product strategy and roadmaps, network and platform strategy, and collaboration with agility.
The Catalyzing Digital Transformation program was aimed at bolstering our employees’ capabilities in keeping up with Omantel’s current and future needs, as well as the company’s ability to avail of new market opportunities that arise with the advancement of technology. It is in line with our focus on bringing best-in-class training and workshops to ensure that our employees can deliver effective and high-quality work on par with international standards.Dr. Ghalib Al Hosni, Chief People Officer, Omantel
The components of the course included live virtual workshops, self-paced online courses, discussion sessions, all facilitated by Stanford instructors, as well as Capstone presentations.
Dr. Ghalib Al Hosni added that educational programs like this help position Omantel as a company that leads the future of telecom and technology in the Sultanate of Oman by developing and nurturing talents, and demonstrate that Omantel is working well beyond the traditional telecom ambit, actively developing its employees’ skills in technology, data, and all emerging strands.
Omantel is the Sultanate’s first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, enabling the digital society to flourish, allowing new ways of doing business and delivering a world of information, news, and entertainment. While striving to ensure an optimum customer satisfaction, Omantel plays a key social role to provide the required support and assistant to all sectors amongst the Omani society.