The Government Summit 2014, the world’s biggest platform for the advancement of government services, announced that EMC, SAP and Microsoft will be key technology partners for the upcoming event.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the second Government Summit will be held in Dubai from 10-12 February 2014. The 2014 Summit will provide a much needed platform for senior government officials to share best practices with their counterparts from around the world, and discuss sector-specific approaches that lead to the highest possible levels of customer experience.
The Summit’s technology partnerships reflect the level of commitment demonstrated by these global giants, and highlight the key role that the private sector can play in advancing innovation and creativity in government services, making them more customer-centric, especially in line with the transformation towards m-government smart services.
Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President , EMC Turkey, Eastern Europe, Africa and Middle East said: “In view of the direction of UAE leadership to drive the different government agencies towards m-Government services, we are proud to sponsor the Government Summit 2014 and contribute to the transformation of the UAE government towards mobile services. We believe Mobility is one of the key trends that are charging the dynamics of IT and we are confident that our solutions in this space will help government organizations transform and create the agility needed for the new applications and new customer experiences.”
Sam Alkharrat, Managing Director, SAP MENA, said: “These are exciting times in the UAE. M-government initiatives are picking up pace, smart city plans are set to deliver new and increasingly sustainable standards of living, and Expo 2020 is accelerating investment and innovation across the board. Changes of this magnitude can only take place with strong leadership and technological vision, and the UAE is already preparing to reinvent itself through scaling up its adoption and application of everything from mobility, cloud and in-memory computing to big data and beyond. At SAP, we are proud to work together with the government to transform vision in these areas into reality, and help shape a better future for businesses, organisations and individuals alike.”
Samer Abu Ltaif, Microsoft Gulf Regional General Manager said : “Microsoft is proud to be participating in the upcoming Government Summit in UAE as we believe there is great potential for global knowledge exchange through this platform. At Microsoft, we know that technology has the ability to improve the quality of life, making the day-to-day tasks of citizens easier and thus contributing to their overall well-being which is the ultimate aim of government modernization. Microsoft is committed to serving the vision and plan of the leadership to support this modernization through providing solutions to build innovative applications in-line with the Mobile Government Initiative activated in 2013..”
The 2014 Government Summit will bring together government and business leaders, and subject matter experts, to collaborate on new and innovative ways to make governments around the world even more responsive and accessible to the people they serve.