2013-10-22 13:26:16 - Delegates briefed on latest eServices and smart apps to transform Dubai into a smart city
[UAE, Dubai, October 22, 2013] - At Gitex 2013, Dubai Smart Government (DSG) hosted a high level Egyptian official delegation headed by Dr. Atef Helmy, Minister of ICT, and Dr. Nahla Adli, Deputy Minister. The delegates were briefed on Dubai’s pioneering experience in eTransformation and its methodology to transform Dubai into a smart city.
The delegation was received by H.E. Ahmad Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai Smart Government, who stressed the importance of exchanging best practices with all regional and Arab government entities. The delegation was briefed on Dubai Smart Government’s achievements over the past decade which provided government services through innovative electronic channels to ease the lives of citizens, residents, businesses and visitors. The delegation was also briefed
on the new bouquet of smart apps and projects including mPay, mDubai, the recently launched MyID single-sign on project, and the government resources planning systems.
Commenting on the visit, Ahmad Bin Humaidan said: “We are pleased to host our brothers from Egypt to familiarize them with our experiences and quest to build a world class future government that will transform Dubai into a smart city. We are always ready to share our experiences as per the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has always emphasized that our experience should be shared for all Arabs.”
Bin Humaidan added: “DSG will continue this role in its capacity as the first eGovernment and now smart government in the Arab world. This motivates us to work diligently to be in the lead in our knowledge-based economy both regionally and internationally. Gitex has been an ideal platform for holding bilateral talks with our Egyptian brothers and for networking with other delegates to ensure overall government development at the regional level.” In turn, the Egyptian delegation praised and thanked its hosts at Dubai Smart Government and felt that this was an ideal opportunity to share best practices with each country to push forward the wheel of smart transformation.
Gitex 2013 has also been a perfect opportunity to highlight DSG’s bouquet of smart apps and projects including mPay, mDubai, MyID single-sign on project, and the government resources planning systems. mPay ensures customers can pay government bills easily through their smartphones, while mDubai offers access to government services, information and feedback and complaints. The newly launched MyID allows unified access to government services through single-sign on, while the government resources planning systems, help operate all Dubai Government’s back-office processes in the financial, logistic, HR, payroll, employment and asset management fields.