.GOV Awards honour government ICT leaders
First .GOV Awards for Dubai and Northern Emirates highlight achievements in technology adoption
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.
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
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.