MBRSG to teach government leaders value of data

Course launched in collaboration with DDE to teach data analytics to government leaders

Tags: Data analyticsMohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) (www.mbrsg.ae/)Smart Dubai Office (www.smartdubai.ae)United Arab Emirates
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MBRSG to teach government leaders value of data The course emphasizes the importance of data to decision making and planning for Dubai Government, says Al Marri.
By  Mark Sutton Published  January 16, 2017

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) has launched a new training course for 14 Dubai government entities focused on data compliance and the Dubai Data Initiative.

The six-week Dubai Data Compliance Course has been designed to train 70 government leaders from the different departments in the use of data analytics to measure performance in key areas such as competitiveness and happiness. The program aims to train government leaders in how to use data to improve the performance of their organizations and consequently enhance the customer experience.

Designed in collaboration with the Dubai Data Establishment (DDE) under the supervision of the Smart Dubai Office, the program covers the subject of data and its relation to smart cities. In addition, it introduces global best practices in the use of data for customer service optimization.

HE Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of MBRSG, said: "The studies we conduct at MBRSG as well as global research helps us forecast the future of government work. These sources unanimously stress the importance of data in public affairs, especially when it comes to meeting customer requirements and predicting future trends that government entities need to adopt to retain their competitive edge. Our collaboration with the Dubai Data Establishment reflects our continuous efforts to impart global expertise and capabilities to local government entities in line with the vision of our wise leadership.

"The Dubai Data Compliance Course integrates local and global knowledge of government work to equip current and future leaders with values, skills and knowledge that address the institutional needs of the state. Using interactive exercises, it acquaints students with government best practices and real-life success stories," he added.

Younus Al Nasser, CEO of Dubai Data Establishment, added: "Dubai's open and shared data will be the fuel of our smart city transformation, making the city more efficient, decisive, seamless, and open insights for creativity for everyone in Dubai. The Dubai Data Compliance Course will empower the Dubai Data Champions, the team members leading the Dubai Data initiative from over one dozen government entities. By participating in this course, our Dubai Data Champions will learn the skills and processes required to unlock the benefits of data for the city, in line with the mandate set forward by the Dubai Data Law."

The participating government entities include Dubai Chamber, Dubai Public Prosecution, Dubai Land, MRHE, Dubai Health Authority, Road and Transport Authority, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Dubai Courts, Dubai Airports, GDRFA, Department of Finance, Dubai Data Office, Dubai Maritime City Authority, KHDA and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

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