Summit Speakers

Cybersecurity Readiness in Fourth Industrial Revolution

Dr. Salim Sultan Al-Ruzaiqi

Chief Executive Officer, Information Technical Authority (ITA) Oman

Dr. Salim Sultan Al-Ruzaiqi

As CEO of ITA, since its inception in 2006, Dr. Salim is leading the implementation of the Digital Oman Strategy. Throughout his 20-year career, Dr. Salim has held a number of different technical diplomatic and leadership roles in the Sultanate of Oman. Dr. Salim joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1987 and successfully led the IT initiatives in the ministry.

In addition to his responsibilities, Dr. Salim is a current member of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) and was a member of the Boards of Omantel and Oman Mobile for four years.

He is a member of the Executive committee of Oman University, Science Technology City and the Board member of the Public Authority of Manpower Register.

Dr. Salim also has diplomatic experience having joined the Sultanate’s Diplomatic Corp as the First Secretary at the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Washington DC, from 1998 to 2003.

Dr. Salim is the member of UNESCWA Board of Governors. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of ITU-IMPACT.

Dr. Salim awarded the IT Man of the Year in 2011 by the Pan Arab Web Awards Academy, having been selected for his outstanding achievements promoting the Arab digital world and for his unwavering commitment to the Digital Oman Strategy (e.oman) and to developing the IT industry in Sultanate of Oman. He also received the Pioneer of Achievement Award of the 8th Arab Telecom and Internet Forum in 2006.

Born in December 1963, Dr. Salim received a Doctorate of Science degree in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University, in Washington DC; and, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.