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Digital Next Summit 2022 offers ‘infinite possibilities’ with new hybrid format in Abu Dhabi

  • H.E. Engineer Mohamed Abdelhameed Al Askar

Digital Next Summit 2022 offers ‘infinite possibilities’ with new hybrid format in Abu Dhabi

Dates confirmed on February 2022 for two-day conference exploring the digital transformation of government services

Digital Next Summit 2022, a dynamic global summit in Abu Dhabi analysing the future of digital transformation in a post-pandemic world, will be held as a hybrid event from 22-23 February 2022 with a stellar line-up of headline speakers.

The two-day conference, hosted by the Department of Government Support represented by Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) and organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, will take place at the Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi with 2,500-plus attendees are looked forward to in a new format combining the best of the virtual and physical worlds. 

‘Enabling Government of the Future’ is the theme for Digital Next’s 2nd edition, with a central focus on advancing partnerships between public and private sectors to deliver government services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of citizens, societies, and businesses. 

Digital Next Summit was formally scheduled to run in February 2021.  The new dates have been announced allowing for increased international and in-person participation at the event.  A sequel of pre-event webinars providing exclusive, engaging and interactive content will be held in 2021 supporting government digital transformation initiatives.

And when doors open for the live event in February 2022, thousands of delegates from over 30 countries will show upon a conference that integrates AI-powered virtual event technology with in-person attendance.

With the new hybrid model, Digital Next Summit will bring intense reach, enhanced networking opportunities, unique content formats and innovative experiences.

H.E. Engineer Mohamed Abdelhameed Al Askar, Director General of Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, the government entity assigned to drive the digital transformation agenda of Abu Dhabi government across key areas, comprising government services, government solutions , data and artificial intelligence, cyber-security, and ecosystem enablement commented: “Digital Next Summit will bring together global leaders from both the public and private sectors to study the future of digital transformation in a post-pandemic world. H.E. highlighted that hosting such a high-profile summit in Abu Dhabi is testament to Abu Dhabi government’s commitment to leveraging the cutting-edge digital technologies in driving excellence in the public sector. The Department of Government Support represented by Abu Dhabi Digital Authority is once again delighted to host the Digital Next Summit, after its successful launch in 2019,” 

“ADDA fully supports the Abu Dhabi government’s intended provision of integrated service experiences, creating digital solutions for challenges and fostering innovation.  With the accelerated implementation of digital transformation initiatives around the globe in both the public and the private sectors, Digital Next 2022 is the ideal platform to foster new partnerships and discuss opportunities for cooperation towards enhancing the digital transformation ecosystem.” Al Askar added.

Digital Next Summit 2022 looks forward to empower governments with the key tools to help them signify the right solutions to implement a digital government, including the most important technology innovations that advance the delivery of public services. 

This will be based on four content pillars: Gx Next, Data Next, Technology Next, and Cyber Next, which define the challenges and new opportunities to enhance digital transformation.

At ‘Gx Next’, delegates will have a first-time experience of best practices and platforms that offer a flawless and personalised  experiences which meet the unique needs of citizens, while ‘Data Next’ will explore how leading governments leverage data by harnessing latest technologies such as AI, Internet of Things, and Blockchain. 

The latest digital solutions that provide customer experiences and improve government performance will be the main feature of ‘Technology Next.’ In addition, ‘Cyber Next’ will focus on the tools and processes that will help protect a country’s critical infrastructure, including networks, systems, and data.

New features for 2022 summit include a programme of curated activation zones: The Government Zone, Innovation Zone, and Digital Labs. The Government Zone will look at best-practices in delivering digital public projects. The Innovation Zone will showcase the latest ideas from start-ups or big tech companies alike that address the digital transformation challenges of our time, while Digital Labs will present a live demonstration area of digital solutions applied across different applications.

Digital Next 2022 is also expected to feature more than 55 international and regional sponsors and exhibitors. More information is available at: www.digital-next.ae