18th GCC eGovernment and eServices Conference kicks offMay 19, 2012 - 11:54 -
WAM DUBAI: The 18th GCC eGovernment and eServices Conference, commenced today bringing together regional and global VIPs, decision makers from government, business and international institutions.
The conference started off with a brief welcome message from Managing Director of Datamatix Ali Al Kamali who stressed that, "the conference serves as a platform for industry experts, key government representatives, and academics from members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and other countries to convene and create a structure for exceptional eGovernment models and devise winning e-Government strategies, which will increase administrative productivity, efficiency and greater transparency." The event started off with a presentation by Director General of Dubai Courts Dr. Ahmed Saeed Salem Bin Hezeem, followed by eGovernment case study by Dr. Abdulla Reyes, PhD, Director General at National Center for Documentation and Research. The case study presentation was succeeded with the release of much awaited 2012 eMaturity report that measures and benchmarks GCC success and challenges by Mr. Salem Mohammed Al-Housani, Deputy Director of Emirates Government.
The presentation of Author and Public Speaker for USA Patrick Ronald Schwerdtfeger highlighted about Global eGovernance Mega trends that creates and institutionalizes a culture of open government. The presentation of Dr. Boyd Hendricks, Managing Director of Information land UK, and Netherlands stressed on Unified GCC eGovernment about the lessons learned from the EU. The event concluded with a case study presentation on Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labour e-Government by Undersecretary for Planning and Development of Ministry of Labor KSA. Eng. Abdullah Bin Muhammed Al Haqabani.
The 5-day event congregates Global organizations and technological institutions, regional and global VIPs, federal and state government representatives, eGovernment executives, CIOs, decision makers from government, business and international institutions and IT experts from around the world and many others, as well as regional media.