Telecommunication Regulatory Authority
The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector (TRA) in the UAE, recently hosted a workshop on "Developing Smart Data Strategy” at its headquarters in Dubai. The event was attended by 15 federal and local government entities and was designed to educate and inform participants on how to develop solutions that can effectively analyze and store vast amounts of data while making best use of it for mobile platforms.
In addition, the TRA carried out a survey amongst several government entities prior to the workshop to collect feedback on challenges that these organizations face around data management, storage and issues related to data sharing and privacy. The TRA team shared best practices to address these concerns while laying out strategies that will help entities collect and share data in order to enhance the efficiency of government services.
HE Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General said, "Developing a smart data strategy is one of the major initiatives included within the national mGovernment transformation project. It aims to enhance the efficiency of data usage and workshops such as this are a vital platform to share ideas and knowledge as the UAE transitions into a smart government.”
“Our aim is to also enhance cooperation efforts between government entities to enable seamless and unified sharing of best practices. This in turn will allow us to develop strategies together that can harness the potential of data to develop effective strategies that support the directives laid out in UAE Vision 2021 and the vision of our wise leadership in building a smart nation.”
Suleman Bakhsh, Project Manager for Smart Government Big Data Project said: “The workshop was a good venue to discuss and align expectations with our colleagues from government entities. The workshop highlighted the current strategy work and the strategic priorities which is directly mapped to the Smart Government National Plan priorities. Smart Data project, will bring value and enable future possibilities to all, which will be positively reflected on the quality of services provides to end customers.”