EMC recently participated at the Government Summit that was held in Dubai from the 10th to 12th of February to discuss the future of effective government services and create an interactive platform for building Smart Cities in the region.
The second edition of the 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, hosted an audience of over 3500 prominent senior dignitaries, ministers and government officials in addition to visionary heads of enterprise, decision makers and CEO’s from across the region to share ideas and best practices to build a sound foundation for the advancement of government services.
In line with its commitment to UAE’s Vision 2021, EMC sponsored the Government Summit to highlight the role of transformation technologies to boost information sharing, drive security and enhance service delivery to enhance the lives of citizens and expats across the region.
Billed as the largest government gathering in the Arab world, the summit aimed to create a strong platform for knowledge and innovation to create transformative governments and envision the future of government services to establish a sustainable governing infrastructure that fosters health socio economic development and greater citizen satisfaction.
At the event, Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Turkey, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Middle East, EMC engaged in an insightful panel discussion titled, ‘Impacting the Future Government Services; How Technology can enhance the life of Citizens’. The Panel saw him address the role that transformational technologies can play in boosting collaboration between the federal and local governments through the creation of secure, centralized and reliable information infrastructures.
Amin highlighted local governments’ need for scalable innovations that can grow as quickly as their cities and their challenges and change as fast as its citizens and their environment. While Cloud, Big Data and Trust are at the center of EMCs strategy, they are the corner stone for Smart Cities. Intelligent modern city knows how to leverage the enormous treasure of Big Data at hand into actionable insights with smart technology. At the same time the advantage of cloud based IT and Security are major areas of focus for Smart Cities going forward giving them the agility and flexibility needed and creating the foundation of Trust to protect the data they own.
An essential step in the transformational government is Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) which is an approach to IT operations that exploits the increasing adoption of virtualized IT resources to abstract, pool, automate, and manage these resources with unprecedented agility. It allows an automated orchestration of services across all software-defined data center components: server, storage, network, and security.
Governments can exploit this technology to create Software Defined Governments to enable them efficiently meet their citizens’ requirements and expectations in Smart Cities environment.
Through its participation, EMC placed a special emphasis on UAE’s mobile government initiatives that aim to provide fast and effective government services to the public using smartphone applications. EMC highlighted technology solutions and strategies that can successfully create integrated environments to ensure citizens have 24/7 seamless access to information anytime, anywhere and within a secure trusted network.
In addition to the critical role of information technologies, experts and officials gathered at the summit discussed a range of topics that emphasised the need for first class government services and how to create them, opportunities and potential as a result of growing social media adoption, public- private alliances, development of skills and the measurement and development of effective citizen services.
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