Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani, founder and president of Knowledge Oman, the leading community knowledge sharing platform in the Sultanate, has been awarded the top Gold Award for his website www.tariq.net during the Oman Web Awards 2014. The award was collected by Tariq Al Barwani, handed by Nawras CEO Greg Young, during a prestigious ceremony held at Al Bustan Palace hotel with a word of thanks extended to the Knowledge Oman team and especially to his mentor, close friend and father Hilal Al Barwani for being the corner stone of his success.
The Oman Web Awards is an annual competitive platform highlighting creative skills from the country and providing ample avenues to network with industry peers, enhance and share knowledge, build capabilities and gain greater market recognition. The aim is to recognize excellence in web design and web development skills, while ultimately encouraging all sectors of the economy to be more e-enabled.
The interactive responsive website www.tariq.net is a blend of pleasing aesthetics coupled with latest technology that offers users optimal viewing experience across all kinds of devices ranging from desktop computer, tablets to mobile phones. The website has been designed by Adventz. Tariq utilizes the website to connect with the society via the social media platforms.
“We are extremely proud that tariq.net has won this prominent award. Adventz has won recognition at past Oman Web Awards yet this award becomes extra special adding to the fact that the revamped personal website was our humble token of appreciation for Tariq Al Barwani, Oman's resident IT expert,” says Baby Sam Samuel the Organization Mentor of Adventz.
Tariq Al Barwani has also been recognized for his community leadership, brand building, and knowledge sharing initiatives, awarded locally and internationally. This includes awarded the Most Valuable Professional award by Microsoft for the past eight consecutive years, in addition to being awarded the Creative Man of the Year award at the Asian Leadership Summit, the Brand Leadership Award at the World Brand Congress, and the Exemplary Leadership Award at the Global HR Excellence. Awards have also been bestowed upon the Knowledge Oman online platform by the Oman Web Awards and Pan Arab Awards and by global entities for its community projects. Tariq continues to focus on the mission of making a difference to the society being accessible to the community through his personal website www.tariq.net and through social media platforms.