The Abu Dhabi Government will showcase more than 100innovative initiatives and projects in the field of digital transformation at the 10th time in Gitex Technology Week, taking place from October 17-21 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

A total of 31 government and academic entities will be part of the Abu Dhabi Government pavilion aiming to create a unique experience for all visitors through a unified platform for all government entities.

The Department of Government Support Abu Dhabi (DGS), represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), the government entity that leads the digital transformation of Abu Dhabi government, organized a virtual preparatory meeting with representatives from the participating government entities to coordinate efforts and finalise preparations.

The meeting emphasised the importance of taking into account Covid-19 precautionary measures, including social distancing and the compulsory wearing of face masks, in order to safeguard the safety and health of visitors and exhibitors.

Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Department of Government Support Abu Dhabi, said: Gitex Technology Week 2021 is a unique opportunity to emphasize the readiness and development of Abu Dhabis digital infrastructure, shedding light on its digital capabilities and resources that support and enhance customer confidence, including citizens, residents, visitors and investors.

Al Ketbi pointed out that Abu Dhabis advanced infrastructure and skilled and knowledgeable talents are the key pillars to enriching the quality of life of the community and establishing an inspiring environment to motivate its members to innovate and contribute to building the future.

The Abu Dhabi Government participation focuses on four key pillars: Government Services, providing a smooth and seamless experience designed to meet the needs of customers through digital channels and service centres; Government Solutions, promoting cooperation and supporting joint initiatives across various governmental entities and institutions to maximize the value of the initiatives outputs; Data & Artificial Intelligence, taking advantage of the safe and effective sharing of data in order to support the decision-making process and enhance government pro-activeness; and Ecosystem Enablement, driving socio-economic growth by accelerating integration with digital systems, applications, stakeholders, customers, and business partners.

Dr Mohamed Abdelhameed Al Askar, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, said: This year, the Abu Dhabi Government celebrates its 10th participation in Gitex Technology Week 2021, one of the biggest technology events to showcase the latest innovations and technology.

The event is an important platform to showcase more than 100 innovative initiatives and projects in the fields of Government Services, Government Solutions, Data and Artificial Intelligence, and Ecosystem Enablement, all of which have been carefully developed to further strengthen Abu Dhabis digital capabilities, enabling, supporting and delivering a digital government that is proactive, personalized, collaborative and secure.

With our presence at Gitex Technology Week 2021, we further emphasise our support to innovations and adoption of the latest digital solutions and initiatives that can enhance the emirates position as one of the pioneers in government digital transformation, Dr Al Askar added.

By participating at Gitex Technology Week 2021, the Abu Dhabi Government aims to bolster strategic public-private partnerships, explore new areas of collaboration, and leverage the capabilities of major technology companies to support the emirates digital agenda.

The Abu Dhabi Government has also introduced the Abu Dhabi Government Virtual Pavilion Experience, which will give users the ability to make virtual visits to the Pavilion from anywhere in the world, viewing sessions and events taking place live with a dedicated technical support team to help solve any challenges they may encounter during their virtual visit.

This is in addition to introducing the Virtual Assistant service to enable users to connect and interact with the 31participating government entities as well as partners from the academic sector, and access details about events and activities taking place at the Pavilion.

Throughout Gitex Technology Week 2021, the Abu Dhabi Government Pavilion will host a series of special events, including the launch of innovative digital initiatives as well as the signing of agreements and MoUs to strengthen strategic public-private partnerships, facilitate the digital transformation process and secure important investment opportunities for private sector companies.

The Abu Dhabi Government participation in this years edition of Gitex Technology Week complements its participation last year with 24 government and academic entities, in addition to global technology companies when the Pavilion attracted more than 10,000 visitors. In 2020, the Pavilion witnessed the signing of 12 agreements and MoUs and showcased 88 innovative projects and initiatives in the field of digital transformation. TradeArabia News Service

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