The Abu Dhabi Government is showcasing a range of 88 initiatives and innovative digital projects in its pavilion at Gitex 2020 that aim to create a unique experience for visitors by introducing a unified platform that features all government entities.
The Abu Dhabi Government aims to enhance strategic public-private partnerships that present new opportunities for meaningful cooperation with academia and major global technology companies to support the Emirate’s digital agenda at Gitex Technology Week 2020.
The pavilion of the Abu Dhabi Government will showcase the latest projects and initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life in the Emirate and highlighting government entities’ important role in developing fast, effective, and proactive digital government solutions that enhance the efficiency of government performance and contribute to improving the customer experience.
During the course of Gitex Technology Week 2020, a series of events are taking place at the Abu Dhabi Government pavilion, including the launch of innovative digital projects and initiatives. There will also be the signing of several agreements and Memoranda of Understanding that strengthen strategic public-private partnerships, facilitate the digital transformation process and secure important investment opportunities for private sector companies.
The Abu Dhabi Government’s participation in Gitex Technology Week 2020, taking place until December 10 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, has officially kicked off with the attendance of 24 government entities in addition to academic institutions and a group of the world’s major technology giants at its pavilion.
The Abu Dhabi Government’s participation comes under the supervision of the Higher Committee of Digital Government as part of its efforts to implement a governance framework across the Abu Dhabi Government and make a fundamental change in the concept of government services, moving towards a digital future. It comes in line with efforts to enable an integrated digital government based on innovation and creativity to serve all members of society in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi while strengthening partnerships between government entities and the private sector.
As part of its participation in this year’s edition of Gitex Technology Week, the Abu Dhabi Government has launched the Abu Dhabi Government Virtual Pavilion Experience, which will give users the ability to make virtual visits to the Pavilion from anywhere in the world.
This is in addition to introducing the Virtual Assistant service to enable users to connect and interact with the 24 participating government entities as well as partners from the academic and private sectors, and access details about events and activities taking place at the Pavilion.
Additionally, the Abu Dhabi Government’s Virtual Pavilion Experience allows users to view sessions and events taking place at the Pavilion live with a dedicated technical support team to help solve any challenges they may encounter during their virtual visit.
Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Department of Government Support, expressed his pleasure at the participation of the Abu Dhabi Government in Gitex Technology Week 2020, acknowledged as the world’s most important events in the field of modern and advanced technologies, saying that the exhibition represents a perfect opportunity to highlight the digital transformation achievements of the Abu Dhabi Government.
Al Ketbi also commended the Abu Dhabi Government’s efforts aiming to re-shape the digital future of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and promote its position as a centre for digital technological innovation in the region and around the world.
The participation will focus on the four key pillars of “Government Services”, providing a smooth and seamless experience designed to meet the needs of customers through digital channels and service centres: “Government Solutions”, promoting cooperation and supporting joint initiatives across various governmental entities and institutions to maximise the value of the initiative’s outputs: “Data & Artificial Intelligence”, taking advantage of the safe and effective sharing of data in order to support the decision-making process and enhance government pro-activeness, and “Ecosystem Enablement”, driving socio-economic growth by accelerating integration with digital systems, applications, stakeholders, customers, and business partners.
Engineer Mohamed AbdelHameed Al Askar, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, underlined the importance of Gitex Technology Week 2020, noting that the event offers the Abu Dhabi Government an opportunity to introduce its initiatives in the fields of Government Services, Government Solutions, Data and Artificial Intelligence, and Ecosystem Enablement, which have been developed to support the digital capabilities of the Abu Dhabi Emirate and to enable, support and deliver a digital government that is proactive, personalised, collaborative and secure.
Al Askar said that the pavilion of the Abu Dhabi Government will showcase the latest projects and initiatives of the participating government entities in addition to their innovative digital applications aimed at improving the quality of life in the emirate and highlighting the government entities’ role in developing fast, effective, and proactive digital government solutions that enhance the efficiency of government performance and contribute to improving the customer experience.
The 24 participating government entities include the Department of Government Support – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Department of Economic Development, Department of Municipalities and Transport, Department of Education and Knowledge, Department of Health, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, Abu Dhabi Social Support Authority, Human Resources Authority, Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority, Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, Abu Dhabi Global Market, Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, Social Care and Minors Affairs Foundation, Abu Dhabi School of Government, Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination, Khalifa University, The General Administration of Customs, and Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre.
The pavilion will also feature a group of the world’s major technology giants, including Microsoft, IBM, Dell and Intel.
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