du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) hosted an exclusive C-suite roundtable discussion titled “Powering the Government’s Future Today.”
The roundtable was held at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, and it was attended by top executives from various UAE government organizations.
Saleem AlBlooshi, Chief Technology Officer at du, gave the opening remarks, and Ranjit Rajan, Vice President – Research (META) at IDC Middle East & Africa, gave the keynote address. Jasim Al Awadi, Head of Government & Key Accounts at du, and Roula Shahab, Senior Industry Lead – Telco, Media & Energy at Microsoft UAE, delivered forward-thinking presentations that explored advanced technologies and 5G use cases, as well as the role of innovation in meeting future challenges.
Jasim Al Awadi, Head of Government & Key Accounts at du said: “du is a committed partner in this modernisation journey where we leverage the latest technology to support the government in meeting the expectations of today’s citizens. Today’s roundtable looked at emerging technologies such as 5G and the UAE’s government digital strategy to maximise the positive effects of digital services.”
An exclusive panel discussion moderated by Krishna Chinta, Program Manager, Telecommunications & IoT at IDC Middle East & Africa, highlighted digital technology’s ability to transform the way the public sector operates and delivers services to customers, as well as strategies for government leaders to accelerate their progress.
Representatives attended the roundtable from multiple government entities including the UAE Ministry of Interior, Department of Finance (DOF), Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Abu Dhabi Department for Education & Knowledge (ADEK), Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Abu Dhabi Police, Department of Economic Development (DED), Department Of Municipalities and Transport, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the National Data Centre under the Supreme Council for National Security among others.
du is dedicated to enabling the UAE’s digital journey by deploying world-class ICT solutions and technologies, as well as its 5G network, to support government entities’ strategic mandates and facilitate long-term economic growth.