The Abu Dhabi Systems '&' Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of Abu Dhabi's IT development agenda, expressed plans to intensify efforts to integrate cutting-edge technology to modernize government services and accelerate local growth during Microsoft Open Door UAE held recently at the capital.
Speaking before an audience of over 400 attendees comprising IT professionals, business entities, decision makers and Microsoft partners, Abdulkarim Al Raeesi, ADSIC's Director of Strategy and Planning, discussed the emergence of technology as an integral part of numerous human activities and pursuits. He emphasized the importance of forging partnerships with major IT organizations to further develop and strengthen inter-governmental systems and infrastructure in Abu Dhabi and the entire UAE for the benefit of various segments of society.
ADSIC and Microsoft worked closely to maximize knowledge-sharing opportunities and align activities with the UAE's Vision 2021 development efforts. The Centre highlighted the critical role of best-of-breed products and services such as those offered by Microsoft in achieving Abu Dhabi's goal of becoming one of the world's top governments.
It also gained valuable insights on how to accelerate Abu Dhabi's transition towards a digital society, particularly by enhancing ADSIC's operational and support capabilities.
"We thank Microsoft for hosting this event in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and gathering prominent experts and technicians in the field of IT to keep them up to speed with global best practices while sharing their experiences. ADSIC has exerted maximum effort to achieve a quantum leap in the field of IT, one of the basic pillars for ensuring operational and service excellence in government. Through strategic partnerships with major organizations such as Microsoft, ADSIC will be best positioned to enable government agencies to provide advanced services to various segments of society, leading to an IT-mature emirate and taking us several steps forward towards technology-based growth in the context of Abu Dhabi's overall development plans," said Al Raeesi.
"ADSIC is very eager to apply the tools and techniques discussed during Microsoft's Open Door UAE to enhance the responsiveness and capabilities of the Government of Abu Dhabi and the entire Emirates. We are especially excited to explore Microsoft's cutting-edge solutions. The Centre will continue to build on its partnership with the private sector, namely Microsoft to achieve the UAE's dream of evolving into a genuine knowledge-based society," he added.
ADSIC partners with Microsoft and other international leaders in information and communications technology to fulfill its mandate of modernizing Abu Dhabi's government services. Among the Centre's key initiatives are the Abu Dhabi e-Government Portal abudhabi.ae, the jobs.abudhabi.ae online employment website, the Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure program, and the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre (800 555).