Event Overview

As restrictions are globally easing and the world is learning to live with the Covid-19 pandemic and adapt itself to the new norm, GCC countries are resorting to digitalisation to ensure business continuity and effective delivery of public services. In fact, in The United Arab Emirates has recently announced an ambitious plan to convert 50% of its government centers into virtual platforms.

Hence, it is critical for government officials to identify the essential approaches and technologies to remain steadfast in their strategies and provide their services in an efficient and uninterrupted manner. Public entities now more than ever are urgently adopting best practices and innovative solutions to efficiently execute their digital transformation journey.

This virtual conference will bring together senior government officials leading the digital transformation, business continuity, and advanced technology implementation to explore latest solutions and technology developments and their implementation challenges. The event participants will have the opportunity to discuss the lessons learnt and share knowledge on how to implement effective strategies and innovative technologies enabling digital transformation and public service delivery during and beyond Covid-19 pandemic.

Event in Numbers

150+

Attendees

50+

Decision Makers From Government Sector

12+

Speakers

5+

Media Partners

Meet the Advisory Committee

 

Dr. Hazem Khatib
Technology Services Director,
Department of Finance - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Marwan Mayassi
Consultant, Planning & IT Management,
Abu Dhabi Municipality, United Arab Emirates


Shadi Zraiqat
e-Government Services Planning & Development Advisor,
Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), United Arab Emirates

Meet the Speakers


Aarti Sreenivas
Business Development Manager,
TAIGER
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Abdullah Al-Muaiqel
Director - Products and Shared Services,
Yesser eGovernment Program, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Adib Tayeb Al Madani
Head of Smart Services Section, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority,
United Arab Emirates


Alaa Mahjoub
Former Data Management Senior Expert,
Abu Dhabi Department of Transport
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Danna Coronel Bethlehem
Director Product Marketing, Identity & Access Management,
Thales


Alexey Sidorov
Data Management Director, Chief Evangelist,
Denodo


Bassel Kassem
UAE Country Manager,
Nutanix


Edmond Tehini
Chief Executive Officer,
Infosysta
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Helmi Judeh,
Head of Sales Middle East,
TAIGER


John Davies,
Executive Director of Pervade Software, Co-founder & Chair of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem,
Wales


Laila Al Hadhrami
Director of Building Capacity- Oman Smart City Platform,,
Ministry of Technology and Communication, Oman
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Dr. Mahmoud Alhader,
Asset Information Section Head, Al Ain Distribution Company – AADC,
United Arab Emirates



Mohamed Alaisah
Head of IT Division,
Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, United Arab Emirates


Mohamed Almadhani
Policy & Standards – Senior Expert,
Abu Dhabi Digital Authority – ADDA, United Arab Emirates


Mohammad Altura
Chief of IT Sector,
Communication Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA), Kuwait
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Mohammed Shouli
Head of Portals and e-Government Division,
Queen Rania Center for Information Technology, Jordan


 

Omar Bou Kheir
Public sector lead,
Nutanix


Yousef Khalili
General Manager & Head of Global Digital Government Practice,
NXN
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Why Get Involved?

Get in front of your target market

Get access to the entire spectrum of stakeholders involved with ongoing and upcoming digital transformation projects for governments the region.

Gain project insights

Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current and future technology investments and learn about the region’s vision and emerging technologies strategies and spot opportunities.

Generate strong leads

Learn the technological requirements of key government authorities and influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects.

Raise your brand awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners overcome the impact of this global pandemic.

Who will attend DigiConnect Emerging Technologies for Government?

Regional government officials and technology experts from different entities in the Middle East & Africa region involved in technology innovation and digital transformation projects such as:
 

Conference Format



Conference Program

Time Conference Program
10:00 Meeting Room Opens
10:05 Welcome remarks Organiser
  • Asmae Hamidi, Portfolio Director, Great Minds Event Management
10:10 Opening remarks from Chairman
  • Yousef Khalili, General Manager & Head of Global Digital Government Practice, NXN
PANEL SESSION 1: Market overview - GCC government digital transformation in the time of Covid-19
10:15
  • Looking at Covid-19 pandemic impact on the public sector and how it has changed its services and operations
  • Overview of recent and future government initiatives to accelerate digitalisation transformation, build digital economies, and implement a robust post-crisis recovery plan
  • Role of the lockdown in accelerating digitalisation of the public sector
  • Exploring key emerging technologies enabling digitalisation of government services and operations

Panelists:
  • Edmond Tehini, Chief Executive Officer, Infosysta
  • Laila Al Hadhrami, Director of Digital Transformation Director of Building Capacity- Oman Smart City Platform, Ministry of Technology and Communication, Sultanate of Oman
  • Dr. Mahmoud Alhader, Asset Information Section Head, Al Ain Distribution Company – AADC, United Arab Emirates
  • Mohammad Altura, Chief, IT Sector, Communication Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA), Kuwait
11:00 Utilising Multi-Cloud solutions to build public sector’s resilience
  • Omar Bou Kheir, Public sector lead, Nutanix

Nutanix is a leading Enterprise Cloud provider. In this session you will learn why organisations need to modernise their data centers and embrace the cloud. Through research, we know that 85% of organisations in the UAE believe that hybrid-cloud is the optimal operating model and a fundamental step in the digital transformation journey.
11:15 Technology innovation session:
This session will highlight key emerging technologies that cater to the government sector. The session consists of four (10 min) back-to-back technology case study presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights on successful application of a variety of innovative intelligent digital solutions.
  • 11:20 Virtual data fabric – foundation of digital economy
    • Alexey Sidorov, Data Management Director, Chief Evangelist, Denodo
  • 11:30 Industry insight: The new normal for secure access after Covid-19
    • Danna Coronel Bethlehem, Director Product Marketing, Identity & Access Management, Thales
  • 11:40 The new normal: digital governments and smart cities
    • Helmi Judeh, Head of Sales Middle East, TAIGER
    • Aarti Sreenivas, Business Development Manager, TAIGER
PANEL SESSION 2: Technology review - Capitalising on key emerging technologies to enhance public service for individuals and businesses
11:50
  • Utilising biometrics ID systems and digital identification technologies to overcome authentication challenges, ensure information security and simplify customer digital access
  • Adopting latest AI, machine learning and intelligent process automation technologies to enable e-engagement and interaction with customers and improve end-to-end experience
  • e-Payment: Developing effective and trusted digital payment platform for government services

Panelists:
  • Adib Tayeb Al Madani, Head of Smart Services Section, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, United Arab Emirates
  • John Davies, Executive Director of Pervade Software, Co-founder & Chair of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem, Wales
  • Mohamed Alaisah, Head of IT Division, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, United Arab Emirates
  • Mohammed Shouli, Head of Portals and e-Government Division, Queen Rania Center for Information Technology, Jordan
PANEL SESSION 3: Technology review – Innovative and intelligent solutions to enable efficient government operations
12:30
  • Developing efficient and secure public authorities’ access to necessary customer information to reduce service complexity and delivery time, improve quality, and increase customer satisfaction
  • Utilising advanced computing and data analytics to support government leaders in taking informed decisions and improve public service
  • The cloud computing controversy: how can the public sector capitalise on cloud benefits without compromising information security?
Panelists:
  • Abdullah Al-Muaiqel, Director - Products and Shared Services, Yesser eGovernment Program, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Alaa Mahjoub, Former Data Management Senior Expert, Abu Dhabi Department of Transport
  • Bassel Kassem, UAE Country Manager, Nutanix
  • Mohamed Almadhani, Policy & Standards – Senior Expert, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority – ADDA, United Arab Emirates
13:15 Closing remarks by Chairman and end of Digi-Conference
  • Yousef Khalili, General Manager & Head of Global Digital Government Practice, NXN

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives.For more information email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 (0) 4 568 7800

 

Knowledge Partners & Media Partners

 
 

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Primary Free of charge
Solution Provider 200 USD + 5% Tax 210 USD

 



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