• Degree: Bachelor
  • Specialization: Computer Science
  • G.Year: 2005
  • Occupation: Manager - Application Development and Integration
  • Company: Omantel

Can you describe your educational experience at MCBS

I really had a wonderful time during my study at MCBS. There are a lot of things which make MCBS unique. Say for example: the Student Council, multi-nationalities, academic staff, social events and their strong English Language program.

How has studying at MCBS helped you achieve your career goals?

Having a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science has embowered me with the necessary knowledge required in the IT field.

What career path did you choose after graduating from MCBS and why?

I chose a career in Managing Information Systems. It is really interesting for me to plan solutions and to implement and review for future development. Also redesigning and consolidation of current architecture and implementing worldwide methodologies and standards like SOA and e-TOM are rewarding.

What is your current job title and how have you progressed to that level?

I am the Manager of Application Development and Integration with Omantel. I started as a Computer Technician, then became a Senior Technician, followed by Team Leader ERP, and progressing onto Manager of IT Support and then to my current post.

What are your roles and responsibilities in that position?

Managing all IT related demands/projects from the Architecture point of it. Through my team we have to make sure that all business requirements are mapped correctly to good IT solutions. We are also responsible for IT governance.

Do you think MCBS played a part in you reaching this position and why?

YES, by giving the theoretical and some practical knowledge of the IT field.

How many people in your company report to you?

Currently ten members of staff

What are your future career goals and aspirations?

To be the CIO (Chief Information Officer) of Omantel.

If you had to give some advice to the current students at MCBS, what would it be?

Please concentrate on your studies, work will come after.

Do you intend to continue further studies in the future?

Of course, I would like to do a Masters of Enterprise in Architecture Management.
Hilal Salim Abdullah Al Hatmi