Asyad Group, the global integrated logistics solutions provider, has announced Omantel, the Sultanate’s leading telecommunications services provider, as the official technology partner for the upcoming Asyad Global Logistics Challenge. The competitive event will be held from 2-4 November 2021 at Expo 2020 Dubai, as part of a line-up of activities Asyad Group has organized in collaboration with Hypermotion Dubai, which includes the Global Hackathon Challenge and the Logistics Start-up Challenge. It comes as part of wider efforts to showcase the role of the public and private sectors in positioning the Sultanate on the global map.
Juma bin Saleh Al Uraimi, Acting Group Chief Commercial Officer at Asyad Group, said,
“Through this event, we look forward to engaging our local partners to promote national talent, nurture innovative ideas and encourage entrepreneurship. Working alongside Omantel will provide us with an unprecedented opportunity to address challenges in the logistics sector, while promoting the Sultanate as a competitive logistics destination.”
Baha bin Mohammed Ridha Al Lawati, Vice President of Omantel’s Enterprise Business Unit, added,
“This collaboration is part of Omantel’s efforts to promote best practices in the digital transformation sphere and enhance entrepreneurship and competitiveness of the logistics sector globally. By participating in such events, we continue to support national projects and start-ups in the field and ultimately boost their growth and sustainability."
The Asyad Global Logistics Hackathon Challenge will provide promising local and international data scientists with a chance to showcase their skills and share their ideas on how to harness emerging technologies to advance the transport and logistics sectors. Meanwhile, the Logistics Start-up Challenge will charge entrants across six key growth pillars for mobility and transport logistics, namely artificial intelligence, cyber security, robotics, logistics, smart mobility and drones, to pitch their solutions to an audience of regional and international investors.