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ADSSSA hosts government data workshop

Workshop held to introduce new data policies for Abu Dhabi government entities

ADSSSA held a workshop to discuss the Government Data Management Policy and Standards Index.
ADSSSA held a workshop to discuss the Government Data Management Policy and Standards Index.

Abu Dhabi's Smart Solutions & Services Authority (ADSSSA) has hosted a worked on government data management for government entities.

The workshop was intended to introduce the Government Data Management Policy and Standards Index for Abu Dhabi. Over 100 government employees across data management roles attended.

Dr Rauda Saeed Al Saadi, Director General of ADSSSA, noted the importance of data management and its impact on future generations in bringing about a quantum leap in life and work methods in her welcoming address to the attendees.

Al Saadi said: "Data is this era's oil, which will build future wealth, prosperity and development. While oil ushered the way for industrial revolution, now data will lead the way towards the information age."

Saeed Al Mansouri, Executive Director of the Shared Government Services Division in the Authority, added: "Data management areas contribute to the organization of structured and direct control processes of data by government entities, starting from collection of input, all the way to processing, output and archiving the data in order to create economic and social value. The workshop aims to raise the awareness of government entities on the policies, standards and data management programs of the Government of Abu Dhabi and its importance. It also aims to improve our work to achieve government integration in the field of ICT and improve the level of government performance according to the objectives and strategic directives of the Emirate."

The workshop included sessions on best practice, reporting for data initiatives and performance reports, and progress towards open data.

The objectives of the program include 13 areas: data governance, data modelling and design, data architecture, metadata management, data quality, data index, open data, data integrity and compatibility, general data management, data security and privacy, document and content management, data storage and business intelligence.