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About Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit 2017

Abu Dhabi continues to position itself as one of the leaders in digital transformation in the era of smart government development. The announcement last year by the Abu Dhabi E-Government Supervisory Committee and the Digital Transformation Leadership Team demonstrates this intention of the Government of Abu Dhabi to increase momentum on its quest to improve government performance, optimise service delivery and transform the Emirate into a truly Smart City in line with the Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision of forming a sustainable knowledge-based economy.

The Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit is hosted to support this effort by providing a platform for government authorities leading this drive to interact and engage with key industry partners, stake-holders, local and international ICT experts to demonstrate thought leadership and present case studies on the latest trends and global best practices that will drive the digital government transformation strategy and agenda.

Insights into key transformation projects and planned initiatives will be outlined and presented by respective government entities to highlight opportunities for partnership, cooperation, investment and technology innovation.

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Excellent Opportunities for the Digital Transformation & ICT Services Sector

Did you know?
  • The UAE government target is to complete 100 smart initiatives and 1,000 smart services by the end of 2017, many of which will be in Abu Dhabi.
  • The Abu Dhabi government’s Digital Transformation Initiative received a boost with the e-Government Supervisory Committee and the Digital Transformation Leadership Team meeting to review and discuss digital policies, projects and plans within its well-organised and clear operational framework.
  • Abu Dhabi Government introduces the Abu Dhabi Smart Government programme and Government Data Exchange programme which will see million dollars’ worth of investment in smart technologies and solutions to facilitate speedy integration of G2G interaction and interoperability to raise productivity, enhance the quality of life of end-users and strengthen the positioning of Abu Dhabi as an ideal investment and business destination.
  • H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued a new law mandating the Department of Finance to develop and operate a centralised IT platform for government procurement, which all government entities must use for all their purchases; goods and services to be done through centralised contracts.


Top Reasons to attend

  • Meet government and private sector experts driving the digital transformation initiative of Abu Dhabi.
  • Learn first-hand how digital transformation will make your department more agile, improve your performance and service delivery.
  • Discuss challenges and explore opportunities and solutions available to help Abu Dhabi adopt and implement digital transformation programs in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Explore how to successfully implement integration of systems and processes through latest solutions and technologies.
  • Hear international case studies from leading countries in smart government.
  • Identify lucrative business opportunities and establish valuable partnerships.
  • Discover innovative data management solutions to improve data correctness and utilisation for and enhanced and informed decision making.


2017 Advisory Board

Dr. Mohamad Zainuddi bin Mat Taib

Director of ICT Consultancy Divison, Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management

Siim Sikkut

Deputy Secretary General for Communications and State Information Systems, Government of Estonia

Graham Colclough

Partner, UrbanDNA

2017 Speakers

  • Dr. Mohamad Zainuddi bin Mat Taib

    Director of ICT Consultancy Divison, Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU)
    Government of Malaysia

  • Hamad Al Mehyas

    Chief Process Officer
    National Health Insurance Company - Daman

  • Dr. Jamal N. Al-Karaki

    Head, Information Security Engineering Technology, PhD., Computer Engineering
    Abu Dhabi Polytechnic

  • Irene Corpuz

    Section Head - Planning & IT Security
    Al Dhafra Region Municipality

  • Hoda A. Alkhzaimi

    Director of Centre for Cyber Security and Interdisciplinary Studies
    NYU – Abu Dhabi

  • Dr. Mahmoud Al Hader

    Head of Asset Information
    Al Ain Distribution Company – AADC

  • Bala Murali

    Senior QA Analyst
    Abu Dhabi Water and Electric Authority

  • Major Mohammad Al Obaidly

    Deputy Director Digital Transformation & Systems Developement
    Abu Dhabi Police

  • Anas Haddad

    Smart Government Advisor and Consultant

  • Alison Florence Hawksworth

    Director, Thought Leadership Practice
    Cisco Digitization Office

  • Anna Piperal

    Managing Director
    e-Estonia showroom/Enterprise Estonia

  • Alaa Mahgoub

    M.Sc. Eng. Data Management Senior Expert
    Abu Dhabi Department of Transport

  • Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri

    General Manager
    Maqta Gateway LLC

  • Samer Chidiac

    Futurist & International Expert on Strategic Innovation & Digital Transformation

  • Dr. Adel Al- Ajaji

    Dialogue Consulting

  • Isam Omran

    Director of Products
    Injazat Data System

  • Carlos Vargas

    Territory Manager
    NetApp EMEA

  • Shams Hasan

    Infrastructure Solutions Manager
    Dell EMC

  • Feras Al Jabi

    Senior Vice President
    Advanced Technology Consultancy LLC

  • Hitendar (Hiten) Sethi

    Manager for Thought Leadership
    Cisco Digitization Office

  • Raymond Chabab

    Territory Manager

2018 Sponsors and Partners

Media Partners

The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.