Leaders from the UAE government sector were honoured last night at the GovTech Innovation Awards, which were hosted by CPI Media Group and tahawultech.com
The awards were hosted at the stunning Dubai Ritz-Carlton in JBR – and attracted some of the most prominent and influential thought leaders from the governmental ecosystem from across the United Arab Emirates.
Prior to the awards, attendees heard from Omar Akar, Vice-President – Middle East and Emerging Africa, at Pure Storage, for a superb keynote presentation entitled: The Roadmap to Data Driven Digital Transformation.
CNME Editor Mark Forker then moderated a brilliant panel discussion with the following government spokespeople;
- Adel Alhossani, Chief Information Security Officer at Dubai Customs
- Arul Jose Vigin, Head of Digital & Data at DIFC Courts
- Dr Mohammed Al Shamshi, Head of Technical Support at Emirates Health Services
- Amna Mohammad Alblooshi, Manager – Statistics and Data Analysis, Enterprise Command and Control Department at RTA
The panel examined the impact the D33 Agenda is going to have on Dubai’s digital economy over the next decade – and they outlined the strategic role they are going to play to ensure they help meet the ambitious goals of the economic program.
In addition to this, the panel talked about the key technologies and trends driving innovation across the UAE, and also reflected on what the achievements of EXPO 2020 and investments in space exploration means for the UAE on a global stage.
The full list of award winners from the GovTech Innovation Awards 2023 are outlined below.
- Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (DIFC Courts) – UAE Empowerment Initiative of the Year Award
- Fujairah e-Government – Fujairah IT Department of the Year Award
- Dubai Police – Customer Happiness Entity of the Year Award
- Enterprise Command and Control Department (ECCD) – Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) – Smart City Initiative of the Year Award
- Ajman Municipality – Ajman IT Department of the Year Award
- Digital DEWA – Innovative and Sustainable Future Accelerator of the Year Award
- Smart Umm Al Quwain – Umm Al Quwain IT Department of the Year Award
- Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) – Best Hybrid Data Protection Implementation of the Year Award
- His Highness Sheikh Nasser Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Centre – AI Implementation of the Year Award
- General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) – Dubai -Innovative Initiative of the Year Award
- Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) -Dubai IT Department of the Year Award
- Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC) – the Best Digital Security Initiatives of the Year Award
- Sharjah Police – Sharjah IT Department of the Year Award
- Abu Dhabi City Municipality – Best Security Department of the Year Award
- Ras Al Khaimah Electronic Government Authority – Ras Al Khaimah IT Department of the Year Award
- Dubai Economy and Tourism – Digital Solutions Provider of the Year Award
- Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) – Digital Transformation Project of the Year Award
- Dubai Health Authority (DHA) – Mobile App of the Year Award, congratulations.
- Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) – Innovative Management System and Projects of the Year Award
- Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) – Cybersecurity Solution of the Year Award
- Monitoring & Control Center – Abu Dhabi IT Department of the Year Award
- Ras Al Khaimah Public Services Department – Smart City Initiative of the Year Award
- Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) – IoT Implementation of the Year Award
- Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company – du – Cyber Defense and Data Science Project of the Year Award
- Dubai Municipality – Government Pioneer of the Year Award
- Hikvision – Intelligent Traffic Solutions Innovator of the Year Award
- PROVEN Solutions – Best Innovative AI Solutions Provider of the Year Award
- SANS Institute – Best Cybersecurity Training Provider of the Year Award
- Mounir Abdel-moujoud, EDGE Group – Knowledge and Innovation Leader of the Year Award
- Adel Alhosani, Dubai Customs – Government Security Leader of the Year Award
- Sameer Khoory, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) – Lifetime Achievement Award
- Dr Mohammed Al Shamsi, Emirates Health Services (EHS) – Outstanding Excellence and Leadership in Healthcare Award
- Amna AlSenaidi, Ministry of Education – Woman in Government of the Year Award,
- Sultan AlOwais, Prime Minister’s Office – UAE – Government IT Leader of the Year Award