The GCC eGovernment Conference

25 November 2015

Held under the patronage of HRH the Prime Minister, The GCC eGovernment Conference Showcases and Discusses the Most Prominent Successful Experiences in the Public Service Sector   Held under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman AlKhalifa the Prime Minister on 25th & 26th November; organized by Information and eGovernment Authority, the upcoming 4th GCC eGovernment Award, Conference and Exhibition 2015 encompasses a highly-esteemed collection of GCC speakers representing diverse sectors in the fields of eGovernment and public service. Thru the event, speakers will discuss the most prominent projects and modern trends; while showcasing a set of successful experiences - with the attendance of IT-specialized employees in the government sector within the GCC states.   During the conference, a total number of 14 topics and work papers will primarily highlight the most important GCC eGovernment-related matters that are represented in Big and Smart Data, Integration of Environmental Information to Support Regional Decision-Making, Government Shared Services, and Smart Social Media; along with the presentation of GCC experiences in the eGovernment field across a range of sectors such as justice, social development and many others.   This year's edition is distinctive as it will embrace the exchange of experiences by staging two key topics from each GCC country during the two-day event. The Kingdom of Bahrain will be presenting the Business Licensing Integrated System (BLIS) by Mr. Hameed Rahma Assistant Undersecretary for Domestic Trade, together with the National Suggestions and Complaints System ‘Tawasul' by Mr. Mohammed Abdulaziz Abdullah, Acting Director of eService Delivery and Channel Enhancement. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will present The Justice Portal by both Chief Information Officer Mr. Majed AlOthman and Senior System Analyst Mr. Turki Khotani, while Strategy & Technology Consultant Mr. Mohammad Aseeri will showcase the Big Data between Motion & Technique paper. United Arab Emirates is also eager to present Dubai's Smart Training Initiative paper by Senior Manager of Excellence Initiatives for Dubai Governmental Excellence Program Mr. Hazza AlNeaimi, followed by Cloud Service Manager Mr. Ahmed AlSalman's paper on Smart Cloud of the UAE Government paper.   Oman's speaker Mr. Said AlMashani, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Communication & Public Relations, will present the Community Participation of Omani Shura paper; while National Digital Certification Center Acting Director Mr. Yahya AlAzri will present the Electronic Authentication Use through Mobiles paper. From Qatar, Director of Human Resource Information System Ms. Noora AlNeaimi will showcase the Mawared Program; along with Senior Level Government Manager Mr. Walid Galal presenting the paper Discover the Benefits of Government Shared Services. Kuwait will be presented by Dr. Mohammad AlAhmad, Deputy Director General for Environmental Monitoring Affairs, within the GCC Environmental Portal session; whereas the Online Social Loan Service session presented by Chief Information Officer Mr. Tariq AlUsaimi.   "Work is underway to complete the remaining preparations of hosting our regional neighboring countries in their second home, the Kingdom of Bahrain; to participate in the conference and highlight the most significant local initiatives being implemented in the GCC countries along with the various advanced initiatives in order to boost the quality of government services provided to citizens," said Organizing Committee Chairman of the 4th GCC eGovernment Award, Conference and Exhibition 2015 Director of Awareness & Marketing Directorate at the Information & eGovernment Authority Mr. Fahad Isa Al Qadhi.   The GCC eGovernment Award, Conference and Exhibition is held once every two years in one of the GCC states. It was first hosted in the Sultanate of Oman in 2009, followed by Kuwait in 2011, then United Arab Emirates in 2013. The award is considered as a tool in encouraging and promoting positive competition among countries to present the best services for users. The conference is also weighted as a valuable opportunity to exchange experiences amongst participating countries as well as execute strategies and programs related to eGovernment. Moreover, it is measured as a tool to enrich mutual relations amongst countries as well as cooperatively contribute in setting future developments that aim at advancing joint GCC initiatives so as to serve citizens of this region.