The Government of the United Arab Emirates is ready for a complete digital transformation – News

The strategy announced earlier this year aims to double the contribution of the digital economy to the country’s GDP



Published: Tue, August 2, 2022, 12:20 AM

The UAE government is ready for a full digital transformation, with a new federal committee announced on Monday. Approved by the UAE Cabinet, the “Higher Committee for Government Digital Transformation” will be chaired by Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and Future.

A strategy announced earlier this year aims to double the contribution of the digital economy to the country’s GDP from 9.7% to 19.4% within 10 years. The strategy included more than 30 initiatives and programs targeting six sectors and five new growth areas.

The committee will help increase the efficiency of the use of digital infrastructure and assets. It will strengthen integration between government agencies and institutions.

He will oversee and guide the development of the “digital ecosystem” for the UAE government. It will improve “digital readiness, competitiveness, agility and alignment” between federal government agency projects and digital systems.

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For the sake of efficiency, the committee will be responsible for issuing guidelines for strategic projects related, among other things, to the digitization of government services, business and operations.

Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, will serve as the committee’s deputy chairman.

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