4th Data Driven Govt
As the economies in MENA are increasingly undergoing digital transformation, governments across the region continue to expand their investments in data management, governance, and protection. Dubai’s government services hit 99.5% digitization rate in 2023. Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation has skyrocketed in recent years, with the Kingdom digitalizing more than 6,000 government services, representing 97% of total government services in 2022. (The National Transformation Program (NTP) report).
These advancements highlight the critical role of data and the integration of cutting-edge technologies such as 5G deployments, AI, IoT, cloud computing, and analytics to achieve MENA’s digital transformation goals.
In this exciting and disruptive era, the Data-Driven Government Conference acts as a crucial platform annually bringing together key stakeholders from ministries, government and public sector to facilitate collaboration, illuminate significant obstacles including real-time data management, data breaches, data accuracy issues, incompatibility among solutions, the constraints of traditional systems and other main issues collectively impeding the region’s swift economic development and exchange insights on leveraging data-driven innovations to drive societal transformation and position the Middle East economy as an economic powerhouse globally.
‘Another characteristic of mature digital governments is that they are data-driven, leveraging their national data assets to generate insights that improve decision making and develop advanced analytics and artificial intelligence use cases.’ – In ‘The Journey to Digital Government 5.0 Part 1 Publication’ by PwC