Middle East government tech summit held in Dubai

Government Technology Summit Middle East draws public-sector decision makers to emirate

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Middle East government tech summit held in Dubai The tech forum, now in its sixth year, focused heavily on e-government.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  March 11, 2014

The 6th Government Technology Summit Middle East was held recently in Dubai, gathering IT experts in the region to discuss challenges facing the sector in the region.

The invitation-only event, which was held at the Marquis Marriott in Dubai, was attended by IT specialists from different sectors including government, education, utilities and public services, and focused strongly on eGovernment.

Speaking about the event, Dr. Eesa Bastaki, President of the University of Dubai, said: "ICT is the main contributor to the success of smart cities of the future. To ensure that we keep pace with the vast technological changes and advances happening every day, we must create a skillful workforce through education, and fully support these developments. It is important for us to develop future leaders of the ICT sector, as they constitute the main driving force towards economic development, forming the basis of a knowledge-based smart society."

Keynote speakers at the event were, Dr. Ali Alkhouri, director general, Emirates Identity Authority, Mohmoud AlBastaki FZE, CEO, Dubai Trade, and Dr. Jarallah Al-Ghamdi, CIO, Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia.

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