- – The competition showcased entrepreneurs across industries who are innovating to become technology leaders.
- – OTO is a digital platform for retailers and e-commerce brands
- The winner was selected based on disruption and innovation, market potential, customer adoption, market appeal and marketing, long-term potential and quality of pitch.
- – The KPMG competition allows OTO to represent the Saudi Arabia Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, in November 2022.
RIYADH, DUBAI: KPMG announced OTO as the winner of the second annual KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator competition on September 7, 2022, recognizing the most influential and promising startup in Saudi Arabia.
OTO is a digital platform that allows retailers and e-commerce brands to take control of their delivery operations, improve their customer experience and increase their website conversion by identifying the most reliable delivery services and engaging their customers with more detail and more updates. OTO is already integrated with 150+ global and regional courier and lead delivery services and was recognized by the panel of judges for its innovative approach and opportunities for scale.
OTO will represent Saudi Arabia, competing against winning finalists from 22 other countries and jurisdictions in the global finals during the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, in November 2022.
The competition showcased entrepreneurs across industries who are innovating to become tomorrow’s technology leaders. OTO competed against six other shortlisted finalists: Autobia, COFE App, iBoat, iRAMA, UDAWI and Qawafel from 55 applicants in this year’s edition.
The panel of distinguished judges included Amal Dokhan, General Partner at 500 Global; Tala Aljabri, Venture Partner at HOF Capital; Omar Al-Shabaan, co-founder and CEO of The Space; except dr. Samer M. Abdallah, Head of ICT Sector and Maz Hussain of KPMG, Head of the Digital Lighthouse.
The winner was selected based on six parameters: disruption and innovation, market potential, customer adoption, market attraction and marketing, long-term potential and quality of pitch.
“At KPMG, we have been supporting technology entrepreneurs for several years now. The Global Tech Innovator Competition is becoming a great community for innovators to accelerate their growth and become future industry leaders,” said Dr. Samer Abdallah, who chaired the panel of judges.
Countries, regions and jurisdictions participating in the 2022 competition include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, East Africa Germany, Ireland, India, Japan, Denmark, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia . , Spain, Taiwan, UK and USA.