Ms. Laila Al Hadhrami
Laila AL Hadhrami, member of the national program for Artifical Intelligence and Advanced technologies and a senior executive-Digital Transformation in the eTransformation team in Ministry of Transport, communications and IT, as she is also the director of Building Capacity and Awareness in Smart City Platform. She started working as a professional in this field from 2005 and has experience as well as credentials in different relevant fields including Government Innovation, Change Management, UX, Re-process engineering, Business Analysis, Project Management, Knowledge Management and Smart Cities. Laila has also participated as a speaker in many conferences and seminars in Oman and overseas. she is leading national projects in Oman, like Oman Smart Cities project, Government Innovation in emerging technologies in Oman, and other projects related to digital transformation and Smart cities. Laila is also the founder of Smart City Ambassadors initiative that has been awarded by ITU Innovation Challenges Winning ideas from the Ecosystem best practice challenge category 2020. She is also the founder of Smart Omanuna. Laila is also a member of the Organizational Change committee in MTCIT and led change management activities on the digital transformation program besides supporting the government entities to adapt the required changes to meet their digital transformation objectives and organization culture change towards the digitization and she established the first CoP in Change Management in Oman that has experts from different sectors who are interested in Change Management. Laila is a member in different committees in Oman and overseas as well as in the UN standards evaluation internal committee and the UNSECO ICT Programme in Beirut. She is also a government fellowship UNU-EGOV and has a current collaboration with international organizations like ITU and UNI-EGOV to document Oman’s experience in Smart City Ambassadors as a global best Practice. Away from work and technology, Laila has published two translated books, some short stories, and is currently working on two new books about her experience in travel which is one of her hobbies as she visited more than 50 countries. She is also the founder of @oman_traveler – the first tourism account in Oman with more than 200K followers.