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Dubai Smart Government to participate at GITEX Technology Week 2015

Dubai Smart Government and 36 government entities gear up to showcase smart transformation achievements at one stand at GITEX 2015

Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) is all set to participate in the 35th edition of GITEX Technology Week 2015 to be held at the Sheikh Saeed Hall in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) between October 18 and 22.

DSG announced that 36 government entities are participating this year at its 3,800 square metre stand and would showcase under one roof their latest government smart apps, services and solutions made throughout their journey towards smart government.

Earlier this year, DSG began its preparations by inviting its government partners to participate under one roof. DSG’s dedicated teams also held many meetings with the government entities to listen to and fulfill their special requirements to ensure that these all would familiarize the various sections of society with their apps and services. Recently, DSG held its last co-ordination meeting with its partners to put the finishing touches on a concerted effort that would reflect an honourable image of their integration and synergy.

H.E. Ahmad Bin Humaidan, DSG Director General, said: “In this year’s edition of GITEX we are providing a fully equipped platform for the public and visiting delegations to be familiar with the practical steps taken by DSG and Dubai government entities for transformation into smart government. This is in implementation of DSG’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017, which was carefully formulated after the initiative of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, for the prompt shift to smart government.”

Bin Humaidan added: “Our stand will provide a real opportunity for visitors from all sections of society to be familiar with the latest smart government service apps and solutions provided by Dubai Government to reflect the connected smart government that will contribute to positioning Dubai as a knowledge-based, integrated and creative smart city in the 21st century. These apps and solutions will be tested live on the stand to enable visitors to see how efficient and smooth they are.”

Bin Humaidan explained that various areas have been allocated to enable the participating government entities to showcase their smart services and apps through a realistic model that would simulate smart services in a city seeking to be the smartest city in the world. Services and apps would be showcased live for most Dubai government entities including Dubai Municipality, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Police, Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Financial Market etc., so that users can test them and interact with the features.

In line with the DSG strategy, the stand visitors will be given the opportunity to express their opinions about Dubai Government’s showcased smart services and apps with the aim of directing the government entities later to design smart apps from the perspective of customers and as per their needs.

Throughout the five-day event, DSG’s stand will feature an array of presentations and lectures highlighting many of its shared services and smartphone apps, whether by DSG or the entities participating in its stand.

A number of bilateral agreements will be signed by the government entities and the beneficiaries with the aim of enhancing partnership and co-operation among them, seeking their full integration and providing more convenience and happiness to Dubai Government’s customers.

Meanwhile, the stand will witness daily raffle draws for the users of the e/smart services provided by DSG and other government entities, for the visitors of its stand or for those attending any presentations on the stand. A large number of smart devices will be offered as prizes for this purpose.

To enable those interested in inquiring about DSG’s participation and track the activities of the stand and the participating entities, the dedicated website has been updated to contain adequate information in this connection. They can also communicate with the DSG call centre on 600 560 000 and follow DSG on social media through its accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google Plus and LinkedIn by following ‘Dubai Smart Gov’.