Role of e-government debated at top forum

DUBAI - The rapid development of e-Government in the region, the role of information and communication technology in enhancing government service delivery and transportation of public sector internal and external relationships through Internet enabled operations, are some of the issues to be discussed during the first Middle East e-Government Summit hosted by Dubai e-Government.

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Published: Tue 27 Apr 2004, 9:40 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:01 AM

The two-day event was opened on Monday at the Emirates Tower Hotel in the presence of Dubai e-Government official representatives, IT experts and specialists, among others.

Prominent speakers will deliver papers on the increasing role of e-Government and the importance of developing government services to keep pace with the information and communication advancement worldwide.

Several papers were delivered on Monday including a paper on "Public and Private Sectors Partnership as Strategy for e-Government" by Pauline Tan, Director of Infrastructure and Technology Infocom Development Authority of Singapore, "Delivering Efficient and Citizen-Centric Public Services" by Mounir Ariss, Managing Director of Peppers and Rogers Group Dubai, "Business Integration in e-Government" by Dr Ahmed Al Mohanadi, Director of Qatar e-Government, and "e-Government Portal: the Weak Link" by Moustapha Ismail Sarhank, President of Internet Security Systems Middle East.

As for today, a paper on "Innovation in Information Management that Helps e-Government to Deliver Better Services" will be delivered by Dr Ahmed M. Darwish, Director of e-Government programme in Egypt, "e-Government Challenges and the Dubai Case study of Smart Identity Card" by Mahmoud Ali Khsawneh, Head of e-Government in Jordan, "The Seven Keys to Success of e-Government systems" by Dr Heinz Schrey, Director of business consulting at Navlink, and "The Canadian Government Online Experience" by Fouad Soueid, Senior Commercial Officer at the Canadian Consulate Dubai.

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