.GOV Awards honour government ICT leaders

First .GOV Awards for Dubai and Northern Emirates highlight achievements in technology adoption

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.GOV Awards honour government ICT leaders The .GOV Awards honoured the achievements of leaders and government organisations in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 10, 2015

Last night saw the presentation of the first ever .GOV magazine awards to honour the ICT achievements of government organisations in Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm al-Quwain.

IN PICS: Winners of the .GOV Awards, Dubai and Northern Emirates, 2015

The ITP Technology .GOV Awards have been established to highlight the world leading progress that the UAE has made in the field of smart government, government services and the use of information technology to drive economic and social growth and to improve the lives of citizens, residents and visitors to the UAE.

The inaugural .GOV awards for Dubai and the Northern Emirates saw an impressive range of nominations from across the UAE, encompassing many different areas of technology and innovative ways of using ICT to deliver new services.

Sixteen awards were presented on the night. The winners were:

GOVERNMENT MOBILE APP OF THE YEAR             Dubai Police

G2G SERVICE OF THE YEAR           Dubai Statistics Centre - Smart Statistics Suite

G2B SERVICE OF THE YEAR           Roads & Transport Authority - Corporate Services

G2C SERVICE OF THE YEAR           Dubai Smart Government - MyID

CUSTOMER SERVICE INITIATIVE  OF THE YEAR     General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai – 3D Robot

PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR      Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government and SAP - Innovation Days

CSR PROJECT OF THE YEAR           DEWA - Ash’ir services for hearing and speech impaired

SMART CITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR      Dubai Silicon Oasis - Smart Systems

GOVERNMENT GREEN IT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR             Dubai Culture and Arts Authority - Smart Printer Management System

GOVERNMENT IT APPLICATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR   Dubai Courts - Smart Petitions

GOVERNMENT IT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT OF THE YEAR          Ras Al Khaimah Electronic Government Authority - Infrastructure Virtualisation Project

NORTHERN EMIRATES IT DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR       Fujairah Free Zone Authority

DUBAI GOVERNMENT IT DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR       Dubai Customs

INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES AWARD          Dubai Smart Government - Customer Experience Lab

YOUNG GOVERNMENT IT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR  Zamzam Alhamadi, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority

GOVERNMENT IT LEADER OF THE YEAR  Ammani Aljasmi, Dubai Health Authority

IN PICS: Winners of the .GOV Awards, Dubai and Northern Emirates, 2015

The awards were presented at a gala dinner held at the Emirates Towers Hotel, with 200 government and industry IT leaders in attendance. The awards were sponsored by Gold Sponsors Cisco & Citrix, Silver Sponsors Aruba & Oxygen, Category Sponsors – HP & National Bonds.

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