Microsoft is the strategic partner for the 3rd Bahrain International eGovernment Forum
As part of its commitment to promote sustainable economic growth through technology, Microsoft Bahrain is taking part in the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum, which will take place from May 17-19th at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre. Microsoft is the main sponsor of the three day event that will bring together business and technology professionals from the public sector to share ideas and best practices that will help shape the future of e-Government in Bahrain.
Mohammed Al Qaed, CEO, eGovernment Authority said, “Government and public sector are under much greater pressure to deliver more efficient services than ever before. We do believe that today technology plays a critical factor that will help improve national competitiveness, increase social opportunities for citizens and drive economic growth. We look forward to this years event for government officials to familiarise themselves with most up-to-date technologies and help Bahrainis harness the power of technology.”
Microsoft will highlight next-generation-based services, including cloud computing for the government and public sector that will help deliver more connected, effective and cost effective services to its citizens. In addition, Ruediger Dorn, Director of Applied Innovation Public Sector and Chris Bunio, Public Sector Solution Lead will address the critical business/operation challenges faced by the government sector, and discuss strategies for the future direction of eGovernment services in the Kingdom
Commenting on the importance of the event, Badea Esbai, General Manager, Microsoft Bahrain said, “Microsoft supports Bahrain’s 2030 vision to accelerate the country’s economic strategy and enhance government efficiencies. Microsoft is working closely with government officials and partners alike to address key challenges that they face, including economic recovery, jobs creation, reduced budgets, environmental sustainability, and meeting the expectations of citizens. This forum provides an excellent forum to help government decision-makers understand how investments in technology can improve critical business elements and accommodate any future demands.”
Highlighting its commitment to helping governments realize the benefits of using technology to drive socio-economic growth, Esbai added that the Bahrain Central Informatics Organization (CIO) recently renewed a three year Enterprise Licensing Agreement with Microsoft to use the technology major’s latest software offerings.
The forum also aims to address key issues that face the government today including privacy, security, information management and client uptake. The event serves as a platform for more effective communication among regional government leaders, which will ultimately result in identifying plans and strategies to enhance e-government in the region.
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