9th AGCC e-government forum opens in Dubai

DUBAI - The 9th AGCC e-government, Telecom and Internet Forum opened yesterday at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai. The five-day event will discuss technology issues in e-government with particular focus on skills, applications and technology required to transform the way AGCC Governments do business.

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Published: Sun 11 May 2003, 7:12 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 9:12 PM

Delivering a keynote address at the meet, Tarek Niazi, executive director, Smart Square Business Development said: "The e-government projects are aimed to directly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the government's transactions through the use of improved technology. Once established, these e-government initiatives will eliminate redundant systems, and significantly improve the governments's quality of service for citizens and businesses."

The Forum offers a range of options to participants in initiating and co-ordinating trans-agency initiatives, resourcing mission-critical programmes, and understanding available technologies. "The Forum focuses on educating attendees on the continuing developments in e-government infrastructure. It is committed to help various organisations entrusted with e-government implementation with Citizen-centred, result oriented and market based approach towards e-government," Ali Kamali, managing director of Datamatix said.

Speaking at the session on ‘Role of Process Re-engineering, e-government and existing Legacy Systems' Tippu Sultan Abdul Khader, chief technology officer, Ducont said: "Better public services tailored to the needs of citizen and business as envisaged in the AGCC e-government strategies require the seamless flow of information across government."

The Forum supported by Dubai Internet City, Datafort, e-Hosting Centre and Ducont is attended by 250 professionals from various AGCC Governments and private organisations.

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