MTC and Wipro to launch Center of Excellence in Oman
The Ministry of Technology and Communications (MTC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Wipro Limited, a leading global IT, consulting and business process services company, to launch a Center of Excellence (CoE) for open source technologies in Oman.
The MoU was signed by Dr Salim bin Sultan Alruzaiqi, chief executive officer of MTC and Sanjeev Tayal, vice president and business head, Middle East at Wipro Limited.
As per the agreement, MTC and Wipro will collaborate to build, deploy and sustain the CoE as well as accelerate adoption of open source technologies in the public and private sectors of Oman and the GCC region, according to a press statement.
The CoE will focus on building a talent base of information and communication technologies (ICT) graduates specialising in open source capabilities through comprehensive training and skill development programmes.
Through the MoU, Wipro will expand its local presence in Oman and enable MTC to realise their goals of building a digital economy and becoming a regional IT powerhouse.
Hassan Fida al Lawati, director general, digital society development at MTC, said, “We are confident that this agreement will help Oman become a thriving digital economy with new job opportunities, providing Oman’s young generation a better future.”
Tayal said, “Wipro is engaged in multiple IT projects in Oman and this agreement is a significant step forward in our continued effort to support the country.”