Oman Airports has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to explore the opportunities for Digital Transformation.
The purpose of the MoU is to set Oman Airports as a hub of technology innovation in the region.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Moaman bin Mohammed Al Busaidi, Chief Information Officer of Oman Airports, and Shaikh Saif bin Hilal Al Hosni, Microsoft’s General Manager for Oman and Bahrain.
Dr Al Busaidi highlighted that this MoU comes as a boost to Oman Airports’ efforts to be a centre of Digital Transformation in the region.
Oman Airports has applied smart technologies in the new Muscat International Airport such as the airport robotics, passenger flow management and the trialling of biometric technologies such as facial recognition.
Sheikh Saif bin Hilal Al Hosni, Country General Manager, Microsoft Bahrain and Oman, said: “Oman Airports has a very broad remit, so there is a lot of scope for digitalisation.
“We are honoured to play our part in bringing the advantages of cloud, mixed-reality, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and many other leading-edge technologies to help serve passengers and businesses across all the sultanate’s airports.”