Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment 2012
In October 2012 I was a member of the independent international jury selecting the best digital projects in Oman.
As part of the strategy to enhance Oman societys knowledge and skills in dealing with information technology (IT), the Information Techonlogy Agency of the Sultanate of Oman (ITA) hosts the annual Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment (HM Award). In October 2012 I was a member of the independent international awards jury selecting the best digital projects in Oman.
The mission of the award is to "strengthen the national information society through developing interactive, proactive and reactive e-community in support of e.oman vision and strengthening ICT utilization for Economic, Social and Cultural development."
The HM Awards jury selects the best digital projects that have provided exceptional achievements and innovations in information technology in Oman. This includes both government and private Omani entities who have utilised IT to increase productivity and performance and improved national government effectiveness in meeting citizens needs and have exhibited exceptional achievements, demonstrating leadership and innovation in their use of IT, both in terms of saving time and money in procedures by improving or eliminating ineffective and futile practices and procedures, and/or improved access to quality of services, communication and information within the institutions.
The international jury is acting independently from vested interests; it is non-political and must follow only the rules and guidelines published. All selections and award decisions made by the Jury are final and no form of legal recourse is possible.