Mohamed  Al-Hajri


Speaker: Mohamed  Al-Hajri, Infrastructure Manager, OMREN, Oman

I have worked as a Network Engineer and Data Centre Professional for over seven years; I have also filled the position of Infrastructure Manager for over two years. Currently, I am representing Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN) as the Acting Director. 

My experience includes network development in various institutions both in the public and private sectors. During my working experience, I extensively gained technical knowledge and managerial know-how by working with Oman Data Park (ODP) and OMREN projects. Currently, I am managing the transition of OMREN projects in Oman and supporting its 50+ members across the nation to enhance their infrastructure and connectivity. This also allows me to closely work with the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) in empowering other regional NRENs; thus, I am one of only a few NREN specialists in the country. Prior to my joining the NREN field in Oman, I was a team leader in ODP and specialized in Data Centres and Infrastructure.

I joined OMREN in 2019 and I have always been extremely motivated to showcase its importance, benefits, and the significance of NRENs and how such projects grant vast advantages to the R&E community across the nation. 

Abstract: “OMREN Successful Initiatives”

Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN) is a national NREN for the Sultanate of Oman. It was established in 2016 as a strategic partnership between the government and private sector. After five years, OMREN has more than 52 members from research and high education sectors. Members receive 19 services including network and applications. During the journey OMREN accomplished great achievements. that was a result of inspired leadership, teamwork, community involvement and collaboration with other NRENs.

OMREN would participate with three successful initiatives at eAGE21 to show the power of collaboration and the community involvement. The three initiatives are Sarh service, which is a service provided to individual researchers and students. OMREN Taskforce is another example of collaboration between OMREN members, where technical support is provided to new and existing organizations.

OMREN ambassadors is an initiative to enhance the marketing and awareness within the community.