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Botan Osman

Botan Osman is serving as the Managing Director of Restrata, and started serving in February 2017. He was previously responsible for Business Development, Sales and Marketing across Restrata. Previous to that, he was the Restrata Country Director Kurdistan & North Iraq, establishing and building the company’s business in Kurdistan. Botan joined Restrata in 2013 from the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, where he served as the Head of the KRG Department of IT and IT Advisor to the Prime Minister. He was appointed to establish the department and held the position in late 2006. Botan is also the Founding Committee Member for Institutional Relations at the British Business Group Kurdistan, which was established in June 2014. During his tenure he founded and developed the KRG Department of IT from the ground up, which led on a number of important initiatives; including the establishment of a state of the art Regional IT Academy, the KRG Biometric Electronic ID Card System, the design of the cloud based regional data center and the development of the KRG wide IT Strategy and Blueprint. Since 2007 we have seen significant progress in the field of Information Technology within the Kurdistan Region, and the KRG Department of IT has been instrumental in leading this progress. Botan holds a BSC in Software Engineering from Manchester University and has over 18 years of experience in IT and Management. He has occupied a number of senior management positions in Information Technology and Financial companies mainly in the United Kingdom, primarily focusing on operations across Europe and the Middle East. He has also completed executive programmes at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, US National Defence University and the UK Defence Academy.
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The Restrata Platform + COVID Safe: Protecting and empowering your workforce against pandemics.

Posted by Botan Osman on Jan 20, 2021 2:51:34 PM

“In this time of the unknown, we’re making the investment in hardware technology so businesses don’t have to – offering them a chance to get back to growth faster”

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Changing face of the workplace as we emerge from Covid must put technology at the centre of our new safety-conscious world

Posted by Botan Osman on Dec 16, 2020 1:43:46 PM

Restrata CEO sets out a 7-Step Plan for ensuring a Covid-safe return to work

After a year that many would like to forget, and coming just over two weeks before Christmas, the past few weeks has seen a surge in good news from a British perspective. With the news emerging from the UK Government that Britain had become the first country to formally approve the rollout of the Prizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine followed by a swift roll out. The signs and the green shoots of optimism for the world to return to a sense of normalcy are starting to appear, and with that news comes a sense of optimism. A sense of optimism that will be welcomed by the business sector that has, for so long, and powered by its entrepreneurial, solution-led instincts, had to work within extreme limitations and ride out this global pandemic.

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Back to Business: Technology is a key weapon in our fight against COVID.

Posted by Botan Osman on Nov 15, 2020 10:08:00 AM

If I were to have told you nine months ago that Restrata, the British Safety and Security company that I’m proud to lead, would be operating as one of the global pioneers in helping bring back live sport for fans in stadia, you would have been justified in displaying a look of surprise, bewilderment even. For it was no longer than that - nine months ago - that this firm was known primarily, if not exclusively, as a safety and security technology firm serving the energy and critical infrastructure sector.

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Beyond the Tech - How to Achieve Success with Telematics

Posted by Botan Osman on Aug 8, 2018 8:15:58 AM

When a company decides to start the journey of selecting and implementing a telematics solution, there are usually two key aims behind this decision; firstly, to improve safety and minimize incidents, and secondly to lower costs and save money by creating efficiencies within the organization.

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Securing Infrastructure in 2030 - Evolution of Technology

Posted by Botan Osman on Sep 28, 2017 7:48:43 AM

Earlier this month I spoke at the ASIS Breakfast Meeting hosted by Honeywell on the topic of securing infrastructure in 2030, covering what infrastructure might look like by 2030, the evolution of technology and how the good guys, and the bad guys might be using it.

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