Event May 29th, 2023
Opportunities and challenges of government data sharing
We were proud to sponsor the 3rd edition of the Data-Driven Government Conference in Dubai, UAE.
Countries in the Middle East continue to prioritize digital transformation and increasingly utilize data to improve the life of their citizens and residents. Despite the steps that have already been taken, there is much more that can be done in the areas of data sharing, open data platforms, transparency, security and monetization of data. To discuss these next steps, 250+ professionals and experts from the government, ministries, international councils, alliances and the technology sector came together for the 3rd edition of this public sector focused conference.
Future usage of data in the government sector
The two-day event, which took place on 10-11 May 2023, looked at the journey towards a more digital world that effectively regulates and supports national socio-economic development.
The keynotes and panel discussions covered a variety of topics, including digital capabilities, data security, sustainability and the future usage of data in the government sector.
– Artur Assor, Business Area Director, Nortal Middle East and Africa
Trust and transparency of information exchange are the fuel of modern day digital services.
Sharing our experience
On day two of the conference, Nortal’s Business Area Director Artur Assor took part in a panel on the opportunities and challenges of implementing data sharing. He discussed the importance of trust and transparency in information exchange and shared successful examples of data sharing from Estonia and beyond, including our experience working on Estonia’s X-Road.
Artur was joined on the panel by Dr. Luluh Aldhubayi, the Director of the AI Center of Advanced Studies (AICAS) in Saudi Arabia and Dr. Jassim Haji, the President of the Artificial Intelligence Society & International Group of Artificial Intelligence in Bahrain. The session was moderated by H.E. Belal Hafnawi, Commissioner and Board Member at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Jordan.
You can find out more about the Data-Driven Government Conference here.
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