Dubai to host first e-government conference

Dubai is to play host to the first e-government conference and exhibition in the region, at the end of this month, featuring a prestigious line-up of international e-government experts.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  January 23, 2001

Dubai is to play host to the first e-government conference and exhibition in the region, from January 29-31. E-government is becoming an essential part of public sector agendas and E-Gov 2001 will involve some of the world’s leading experts on e-government planning and implementation.

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host the conference, which is part of the e-government initiative from His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence.

E-Gov 2001 will provide a detailed overview of the functional components of government that are being reshaped by digital technology and new business methodologies.

Participants of E-Gov are chosen from government, industry and academia, and more than 15 e-government specialists from around the world will be presenting their studies and offering an insight into the progression of e-government within their region.

Speakers at the event include: Katie Hirning, deputy director of Information Technology, National Partnership for Reinventing Government in the US and a member of the development committee for Federal e-government; Professor Olov Ostberg, PhD, director of Information and Business Process Reengineering at the Swedish Agency for Public Management and a member of the executive committee for European e-government initiatives; Michel De Rocca, from the French Ministry of Economic, Industry and Finance; Saleh Masduki, the CEO of a Commerce DotCom firm, responsible for the Malaysian government’s e-procurement systems; Linda Massaro, from the US National Science Foundation; Bill Piatt, from the US Council for Excellence in Government; Arun Bahiti, California’s e-government director; Hans Werner, from Austria’s Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture and a member of the G8 e-government initiative, and Tarek El-Ghazawi, PhD, Chief Information Officer General Services Adminstration in the US.

The event, which is co-organised by the E-government Executive Team and Gulfnet Conferences and Exhibitions, will be held at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Conference Auditorium and Exhibition Hall.

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