H.E. Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment
Dubai eGovernment Department has announced that it has made intensive preparations for its participation in the 32nd edition of GITEX Technology Week, which will run from October 14 to 18, 2012, at the Sheikh Saeed Hall of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Department further revealed that it has established administrative and technical teams to complete the necessary preparations to host more than 26 governmental entities in Dubai at its exhibition stand, which covers an area of about 2,700 square meters.
Dubai eGovernment kicked-off its preparations for GITEX early this year by forming teams of event organizers and technicians for the design and construction of the exhibition platform. The teams also consulted with other government departments in Dubai to cater to their respective requirements and help ensure a successful showcase of all eServices being offered by different departments. Dubai eGovernment has also established a special media team to communicate with various major print, broadcast and online media organizations and ensure adequate coverage for its participation in the event.
Dubai eGovernment has designed its exhibition stand to reflect its slogan "customer first" and in line with its strategy of promoting a “centralized” platform for policy-making and delivery of common services, and decentralization in designing and launching services that are unique to each department.
H.E. Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment, said: “The unified exhibition platform of different government agencies reflects our commitment to achieve government integration by promoting effective coordination between participating parties, and providing the means, channels and equipment to educate the public about relevant government services.”
“We attach particular importance to the promotion of electronic services being provided by government agencies, and innovative channels that enable the public to easily and conveniently access these services. This will enable us to achieve positive results in the continuing digital transformation of the emirate, while increasing the adoption of electronic services and making them the preferred service platform by the public, in line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to build a strong knowledge-based economy and improve the quality of life in the emirate,” added Bin Humaidan.
Dubai eGovernment further pointed out that its exhibition stand is designed to showcase various government services according to each targeted audience, such as citizens, residents, businesses and visitors. The presentations at the stand aim to shed light on the nature of eServices, while highlighting the latest applications of these services, including the use of smartphones. It also seeks to create awareness about the efforts being undertaken by Dubai eGovernment and other participating government agencies to integrate under one umbrella different government services being delivered to various target audiences.
Through its participation at GITEX Technology Week, Dubai eGovernment aims to enable all participating government agencies to showcase all their eServices, and provide them access to large segments of the society to promote and support the rapid electronic transformation of Dubai and to help enhance the lifestyle of people in the emirate.