ITP .GOV Awards: The winners
Awards held at glittering ceremony at the St. Regis Hotel Abu Dhabi
The most impressive technology deployments from the public sector were honoured last night at the very first ITP .GOV Awards ceremony, held at a glittering ceremony at the St. Regis Hotel Abu Dhabi.
The ITP Technology .Gov Awards are a new awards programme, launched to honour the achievements of the government sector in the GCC in the ICT field. The programme was established to highlight the world-leading progress that the Gulf region has made in the field of smart government and the use of information technology to drive progress and improve lives.
Awards were presented in 14 categories, which recognised new online services, successful deployments carried out by government departments, new initiatives in government services and outstanding leaders and individuals.
The Mobile Application of the Year award went to the Ministry of Interior's mobile app, while the Government-to-Government Service of the Year award was picked up by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development for its G2G Trade Licence Search Service. The Government-to-Business Service of the Year award was scooped by the Department of Transport for its eProcurement System, and the Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center grabbed the award for Government-to-Consumer Service of the Year with its Jobs Abu Dhabi service.
The Customer Service Innovation award went to Al Ain Municipality, thanks to the progress that it had made with its m-services efforts. Meanwhile, the Public-Private Partnership of the Year award went to Etisalat and Ericsson for its Mobile Connect service.
The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development picked up the CSR Project of the Year award, thanks to its Ataa Volunteering Program, and the Abu Dhabi Department of Finance scooped the Government IT Application of the Year award with its Abu Dhabi ERP project.
The Government Infrastructure Project of the Year went to Abu Dhabi Police for its T4 data centre project.
Emirates ID Authority picked up the award for Federal Government IT Department of the Year, while the Abu Dhabi IT Department of the Year award went to the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority. Abu Dhabi Judicial Department picked up the award for Innovation in Government Services, thanks to its Marriage Contract Mobile Application, and Aamar AlMarzouki, from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, was named Young Government IT Professional of the Year.
Finally, the Government IT Leader of the Year award went to Ali Mohamed Al Ali, from Health Authority Abu Dhabi.