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ADSIC announces new e-govt strategy

Strategy for smart transformation revealed at 6th Abu Dhabi e-Government Forum

ADSIC announces new e-govt strategy
ADSIC unveiled its new strategy for smart government transformation at the 6th Abu Dhabi e-Government Forum.

Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) has revealed its new e-Government strategy for 2015 and beyond, during the 6th edition of the Abu Dhabi e-Government Forum today.

The new strategy, which was presented under the theme ‘Towards a Digital Abu Dhabi', is intended to map out the digital transformation of Government services and shared ICT infrastructure for smart government transformation.

ADSIC said the new strategy has been mapped out by clear and scalable objectives, mechanisms and KPI's, and will deliver a unified e-gateway, which will primarily focus on the various aspects of word-class m-Government services. The road map has also been designed to accelerate the speed and capacity in which additional Government services can be absorbed. It also outlines how the partner Government entities will play a visible role in adopting and applying the new strategy, especially in the realm of m-services.

In addition, ADSIC also announced the Abu Dhabi Government Cloud, which seeks to decrease Government IT spent, catalyze innovation and increase efficiency and productivity. The new Mobile Government Strategy will develop integrated digital services by augmenting the planning capabilities and creating a robust m-Service Data Management Strategy.

In addition, ADSIC announced the Data Management Strategy which comprises of 13 Data Management domains.

The forum commenced with a comprehensive presentation about the Abu Dhabi e-Government which included a retrospective on the Emirate's ICT maturity levels and the state of Government digital transformation, covering key topics such as shared infrastructure, shared applications and channels, as well as e-Government standards and regulations. The presentation also shed the spotlight on a range of large key ICT initiatives and operational areas pioneered and streamlined through the Centre, including the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre, Abu Dhabi Government Portal, Jobs Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Network, Security Policy and Governance, architecture-literacy programs, non-objection certificates, City Guard and other Government ICT programs.

HE Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General at ADSIC said: "Our new strategy aspires to position the Emirate's Government as a leading smart government, driven by innovation and inspired by society, while being dedicated to delivering innovative digital services and channels, standards and policies, and building the foundation for an ICT-Mature society.  This can be achieved through high competency and excellence, and by adopting the principles of transparency, open - high-value diversity, respect for ndividuals, and by constantly being driven by innovation, to lead by example.

"Our new strategy aims to vigorously align e-Government strategic objectives with Abu Dhabi's vision for building a knowledge-based sustainable economy that constantly evolves and pushes the boundaries of innovation and ideas creation to improve public administration through ICT," he added.

"Moving forward, we will utilize all our efforts and resources to ensure the improvement of Government ICT capabilities and cross-cooperation with our constituents to provide government service channels that are able to facilitate society participation, engagement with the government and improve digital literacy levels for all end-users."

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