Dubai, United Kingdom, May 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- In accordance with the UN and endorsed by Dubai E-Government and the Institute for E-Government of Germany, IQPC is able to bring GOVTech EMEA, a global benchmarking forum with leading e-governments, regional knowledge exchange, and shared learning, to Dubai November 2-5 2008.
Nine of the world’s top 30 leading E-Governments convene in Dubai, along with 13 regional case studies to excel the development and promote best-practice in E-Government and government modernization in the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Western Asia.
23 distinguished Government ICT Directors, Government Re-Engineering Directors, and Heads of E-Government from the UK, Denmark, Australia, the US, the United Nations, Singapore, Korea, Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Portugal, Germany, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Yemen, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the UAE will take part in this year’s global forum, which will be held in Dubai for the first time.
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, which ranks 127 countries on their e-readiness, “Maintaining the momentum of digital development is toughest part. Many ICT leaders have been unable, in some areas, to sustain the heady pace of development they had previously established.” In many cases substantial loss had occurred that could have been avoided if more best-practice models had been available.
For these reasons E-Government Heads and ICT Directors on both the federal and local level find it immensely important to benchmark and exchange global experiences to ensure investments translate into real economic gains and social benefits.
A great example is the Dubai government who managed to save Dh66 million since the implementation of e-services until the end of 2007, according to a recent report released by the Dubai Executive Council.
The Middle East has recently seen a 600% growth in internet penetration, which again has motivated governments in and around the region to increase investment and infrastructure.
Yet to look to e-government leaders to ensure developments are cost-effective.
GOVTech EMEA will highlight best practices in successfully integrating emerging e-government technologies and process management, with a focus on service oriented architectures, IT infrastructure that supports the goals of each agency, new e-services that generate revenue and encourage citizen and business usage as well as interoperability and shared services.
Delegates will have the opportunity to work directly with experts from the UK Cabinet Office, the UN, and the Institute for E-Government in 3 to 4 hour focused master courses.
“The world of e-readiness is a place with ever-shifting targets, where policy and practices must be reviewed and refreshed frequently in order to meet the aspirations of the communities that governments serve” Ireland’s Business and Finance E-Government Portal.