H.E. Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment, recently received a delegation from Seiko Epson Corporation as part of an ongoing thrust to foster cooperation and a healthy exchange of experiences between both parties. The visiting delegation was headed by Minoru Usui, President of Seiko Epson Corporation, who was accompanied by senior executives of Epson. Also present during the meeting were Matar Al-Humairi,DirectorofInfrastructure Management Department, and Sumaia Hammad, Director of Communication & Business Development Department at Dubai eGovernment.
The visit was part of a series of high-profile meetings with public and private sector organizations during the Seiko Epson President’s visit to the region. The Seiko Epson delegation was introduced to Dubai eGovernment’s methodology in offering integrated eServices to other government authorities under the highest international standards that support government integration, while driving the digital transformation of the society in line with the government’s strategic objective of strengthening Dubai’s position on the world map.
“We are pleased to have received the delegation from Seiko Epson Corporation, a leading company with a modern vision to leverage innovative, world-class IT technology to serve the society and build strategic partnerships with both public and private sectors,” said H.E. Bin Humaidan. This visit reflects Dubai eGovernment’s strong commitment to share with government and private sector entities from all over the world our expertise in eGovernance, which has become a regional and international reference and guide for other governments.
He added: “We look forward to strengthening our cooperation with one of the leading IT companies in the world, enabling us to develop better eServices in line with the latest developments in IT technology and in accordance with the highest international standards. This will ultimately enable us to enhance the quality of services provided to individuals, the corporate sector and visitors. It will also help us to create an integrated platform for all government services and consolidate Dubai’s leading reputation as a knowledge-based economy, in line with the directives and vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”
For his part, Minoru Usui stated that the visit was a great opportunity for Seiko Epson to have a closer look at Dubai eGovernment’s methodology in adopting best practices and utilizing best-of-class expertise in developing and providing eServices to the public. Moreover, it provided insights on the government’s efforts to facilitate the transformation towards a digital society, while reaffirming the impact of the IT industry in the lifestyle of UAE residents.
Usui underlined the company’s commitment to work hand-in-hand with Dubai eGovernment to realize their shared vision. He also said that Seiko Epson is eager to learn more about various government initiatives in the UAE and across the Middle East that encourage the private sector to contribute more in the long-term development of the society, particularly in establishing an integrated digital environment. “Epson is steadfast in its commitment to promote the optimal use of sophisticated technology to create innovative, high-value products for our clients and the community as a whole. This complements our ‘Customers First’ strategy, which is also espoused by Dubai eGovernment,” added Usui.
The Seiko Epson delegation also commended Dubai eGovernment for its major achievements during the past few years, highlighting its important role in driving digital transformation and promoting Dubai and the rest of the UAE as a leading knowledge-based economy in the world.