Data-Driven Government by Mohammad J Sear, Futurist and Digital Government Advisor, Ernst & Young, MEA

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EVENT OVERVIEW

Data offers unparalleled opportunities for the governments to enhance their decision-making, service delivery, operations, economic policies, and the quality of life of their citizens. The MENA region’s governments have set strategic goals to position themselves as digital leaders and spearhead the data analytics utilization. As they have realized the importance of data, they have established dynamic strategies, such as the UAE Smart Data Strategy, to capitalize on the opportunities offered by data management and analytics technology.

Data-driven government is an approach for making strategic decisions based on the analysis and interpretation of data. This later, is a critical resource that can be used to improve operations, drive innovation, deliver better services to citizens and improve social development. However, certain limitations have always hindered the public sector in the region to capitalize on data, including skilled workforce, aging infrastructure, technical complexity, technical lag, regulatory framework, data security and privacy, and data governance, just to name a few.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDANCE

  • Learn and discuss the latest big data & analytics developments from across the region to understand and ensure optimal utilization of generated data.
  • Discuss latest strategies in data analytics field for the advancement of Government and Ministries.
  • Learn and discuss the factors and trends which are impacting the Government authorities for security services and solutions in the Arab Middle East and North Africa
  • Learn how to approach Government authorities in the most cost-effective way to remain competitive in the current market
  • Get insights into data-driven government projects and plans in the region

EVENT IN NUMBERS

200+

Attendees

30

Exhibitors & Sponsors

40+

Speakers & Panellists

5+

Media Partners

10+

Countries represented

WHO ATTENDED IN 2021

Participants that attended the 1st edition of Data-Driven Government Conference in 2021 included key regional

Government Stakeholders

Consultants

Public Sector Specialist

Solution Providers

2022 ADVISORS

Eng. Ali Abuzinjal

Director of Digital Transformation, Sharjah Research Technology and innovation Park Authority, Sharjah

Dr. Ahmad Altarawneh

Senior Strategic Digital Transformation Consultant – Pioneering and Excellence, Dubai Police, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Humaid Saif Saeed

Artificial intelligence Expert and Head at Artificial intelligence Division, Abu Dhabi Police, United Arab Emirates

Laila Al Hadhrami

Smart Cities Development Expert – National Energy Center and Former Director of Smart City Building Capacity & Awareness/ Member of National Program of AI and AT, Oman

Loay Ghazaleh

Undersecretary Advisor, Ministry of Works, Kingdom of Bahrain

2022 SPEAKERS

H.E Eng. Ali Bin Towaih AlSuwaidi

Director General, Ajman Free Zone (AFZ), United Arab Emirates

H.E. Belal Hafnawi

Commissioner – Board Member at Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Digitization, Technology, Digital Transformation, AI, IoT, Blockchain, leadership, Strategy and Regulatory Expert), Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Jordan

H.E. Mohamed Hassan Ahli

Executive Director of the National Statistics and Data Sector, Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Irfan Karamat Ali

United Nations Volunteers, Bahrain

Nabil Aloufi

Vice President – Governance, Risk and Compliance, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) & Digital Government Authority (DGA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ali Juma Khamis

Director Digital Health Department – Head Office, Ministry of Health and Prevention, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ahmad Alraeesi

Senior Specialist – Business Operations, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority – DEWA, United Arab Emirates

Badar Khan

Director of Digital Mobility, NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Kalthoom Mohammad

Director Of Hospitals Department and transformation, Emirates Health Services – Ministry of Health and Prevention, United Arab Emirates

Eng. Isha Aljasmi

IT Director, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates

Latifa Alshehhi

Head of Future of Data Department and Head of Algorithms Development and Analysis, Ministry of Cabinet affairs – Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center (FCSC), United Arab Emirates

Dr. Riham Moawad

Strategic development Specialist for Vice Minister, Ministry of communications and Information Technology, Egypt

Laila Al Hadhrami

Smart Cities Development Expert – National Energy Center and Former Director of Smart City Building Capacity & Awareness/ Member of National Program of AI and AT, Oman

Mrs. Sara Al Zarooni

Director, Data Management and Compliance Affairs, Dubai Data Establishment, Digital Dubai (Smart Dubai), United Arab Emirates

Eng. Ali Abuzinjal

IT Director, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Authority, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ahmad Altarawneh

Senior Strategic Consultant Digital Transformation, Pioneering and Excellence, Dubai Police General HQ, United Arab Emirates

Eng. Mohammed Ali Alshaya

Technology Executive Director, Ajman Free zone, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Humaid Saif Saeed

Artificial intelligence Expert and Head at Artificial intelligence Division, Abu Dhabi Police, United Arab Emirates

Eng. Fahad A. Alhamed

Chairman of the Board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Franco Adrian Castillero

Associate Director, Digital Transformation, Boston Consulting Group, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Jassim Haji

President – Artificial Intelligence Society / International Group of Artificial Intelligence, Kingdom of Bahrain

Mohammad J Sear

Digital Government and Public Sector Consulting Leader, Ernst & Young, MENA, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Nisreen Al Sayyed

Director of the National Information System, Ministry of Digital Economics and Entrepreneurship, Jordan

Dr. Mohammad Abdulqader Al Redha

Director of Health Informatics and Smart Health Department, Dubai Health Authority – DHA, United Arab Emirates

Khaled AlJallaf

Director Data Analysis, Research & Studies Department, Dubai Health Authority – DHA, United Arab Emirates

Prof. Dr. Borhen Marzougui

Digital Transformation and Smart Cities Expert, Former RTA, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili

Digital Transformation, 4IR, AI, Big Data, E-Government, Policy and Governance Leader, Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology, Oman

Shafiullah Ismail

Vice President & Head, Information Security, Governance & Risk, Mubadala, United Arab Emirates

Eng. Doreb Ibrahim

Technical Advisor-Chairman Office & Head of Section of Electrical Strategy, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), United Arab Emirates

Representative from SAS Middle East FZ- LLC

Who Will Attend Data-Driven Government DigiConference 2021?

Chiefs, Heads and Engineers from the following departments: 

  • Digital Transformation
  • Data Management
  • Information Technology
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Corporate planning Strategy planning
  • Business Excellence
  • Business analytics
  • Business Intelligence

CONFERENCE AGENDA

TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:00 Registration, refreshments, and networking
09:00 Great Minds opening remarks
09:05 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
SESSION 1 – Overview of the data-driven government and its role in improving decision making and performance in the region
09:15 Opening keynote address
09:35 Executive panel discussion 1 – Vision and strategy for data and its role in the MENA region

  • Overview of vision and strategy plans of government authorities on the optimization and usage of data in the region
  • Discussing goal setting, benchmarking, and establishing a reference point to measure your progress
  • Recognizing the transformative potential of data analytics and its role in innovating smart services and improve quality of life for citizens and residents
  • Leveraging data analytics to unlock key information, improve transparency and efficiency in citizen management
  • Identifying and providing the necessary and accurate data for the private sector to support economic development
  • Addressing different regulatory frameworks to manage risks and optime data usage and potential in the region

 

Panelists:

  • H.E Eng. Ali Bin Towaih AlSuwaidi, Director General, Ajman Free Zone (AFZ), United Arab Emirates
  • H.E. Belal Hafnawi, Commissioner – Board Member at Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Digitization, Technology, Digital Transformation, AI, IoT, Blockchain, leadership, Strategy and Regulatory Expert), Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Jordan
  • H.E. Mohamed Hassan Ahli, Executive Director of the National Statistics and Data Sector, Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Nisreen Al Sayyed, Director of the National Information System, Ministry of Digital Economics and Entrepreneurship, Jordan
10:20 Technology innovation session 1

This session will highlight latest technologies in advanced data management and analysis. The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of advanced data management and analytics innovations.

  • Industry insight 1
  • Industry insight 2
10:50 Fireside chat
11:00 Coffee break and networking
11:30 Panel discussion 2 – Adopting a data-driven government strategy to improve decision making and performance

  • Understanding data sharing capacity from a national data platform perspective to provide effective and easy user access to all available resources
  • Overcoming data silos to build and empower cross-functional teams
  • Utilizing data to validate a course of action before decision making
  • Identifying the right combination of data solutions to make data-driven decisions and create excellent citizen experiences
  • Unlocking the value of location data insights using visualization and other geospatial technologies

 

Panelists:

  • Dr. Ahmad Altarawneh, Senior Strategic Digital Transformation Consultant – Pioneering and Excellence, Dubai Police, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Humaid Saif Saeed, Artificial intelligence Expert & Head at Artificial intelligence Division, Abu Dhabi Police, United Arab Emirates
  • Eng. Isha Aljasmi, IT Director, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Mohammad Abdulqader Al Redha, Director of Health Informatics and Smart Health Department, Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates
12:15 Presentation 1 Data science: smart implementation of machine learning and AI 

  • Discussing the best models in Machine Learning to be applied on collected data to optimize government smart services
  • Exploring latest AI techniques to extract insights and new patterns from new data to enable predictive analysis
  • Classifying the algorithms utilized to update the probabilities after the initial data analysis is generated

 

Speaker:

  • Dr. Jassim Haji, President – Artificial Intelligence Society / International Group of Artificial Intelligence, Kingdom of Bahrain
Session 2 – Embracing intelligent technologies in a data-driven environment
12:35 Technology innovation session 2

This session will highlight latest technologies in advanced data management and analysis. The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of advanced data management and analytics innovations.

  • Industry insight 1
  • Industry insight 2
13:05 Panel discussion 3 – Building a high-performing analytics ecosystem to achieve excellence towards 4.0 transformation

  • Exploring intelligent technologies (ML, AI, RPA, blockchain, augmented analytics, etc.) to understand and achieve operational excellence
  • Leveraging full potential of data virtualization to maximize advanced analytics in modern data architectures
  • Deriving insights with cognitive and predictive analytics to accomplish set goals
  • Aggregating and analyzing data in real time to align critical processes, manpower and technologies
  • Evaluating IIoT technologies to automate and process data which will help optimize decision making and enable transformation

 

Panelists:

  • Eng. Doreb Ibrahim, Technical Advisor & Head of Monitoring and Control Department
  • Latifa Alshehhi, Director of Future of Data Department and Head of Algorithms Development and Analysis, Ministry of Cabinet affairs – Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center (FCSC), United Arab Emirates
  • Eng. Ali Abuzinjal, IT Director, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Authority, United Arab Emirates
  • Nabil Aloufi, Vice President – Governance, Risk and Compliance, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) & Digital Government Authority (DGA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Representative from SAS Middle East FZ- LLC
13:50 Presentation 2 – Integrating 2D & 3D geospatial data analytics technology in the public sector

  • Utilizing spatial data analytics to solve complex geo-based problems and fact-based decision making
  • Leveraging advanced spatial analytics to effectively examine large data sets and eliminate errors
  • Looking at the analysis of visuals of 2D and 3D spatial technology to understand the corresponding properties and implications
  • Reviewing state-of-the-art technology of spatial modelling to identify key achievements and challenges

 

Speaker:

  • Mohammad J Sear, Digital Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader, Ernst & Young, MENA, United Arab Emirates
14:10 Closing remarks by Chairman
14:30 Networking lunch & end of day 1
TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:00 Registration, refreshments, and networking
09:00 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
Session 3 – Adopting an operational approach to build a robust data environment
09:15 Keynote session – The road to establish a strong compliance framework

  • Understanding data sovereignty framework of the region and discovering data law challenges
  • Discussing data analytics regulatory framework to ensure optimization of data usage
  • Addressing the need for a data-driven strategy to establish regulatory requirements and internal policies
  • Identifying new and emerging risks to data privacy and security and the right policies to prevent them

Speaker:

  • Reserved for Eng. Khaled el Attar, Vice Minister for Administrative Reform, Digital Transformation and Automation, Ministry of communications and Information Technology, Egypt
09:35 Panel Discussion 1 – Reviewing the region’s cyber security capabilities and identifying challenges

  • Exploring key data security challenges related to infrastructure, connectivity, manpower, and technology lag
  • Addressing data governance as a key to manage the security and privacy of data and citizen information
  • Identifying data security controls that can support the quality and accuracy of data insights
  • Implementing most efficient techniques of information privacy on regional data platforms to ensure trust among citizens and residents

Panelists

  • Shafiullah Ismail, Vice President and Head, Information Security, Governance and Risk, Mubadala, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Ahmad Altarawneh, Senior Strategic Digital Transformation Consultant – Pioneering and Excellence, Dubai Police, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Humaid Saif Saeed, Artificial intelligence Expert and Head at Artificial intelligence Division, Abu Dhabi Police, United Arab Emirates
  • Eng. Isha Aljasmi, IT Director, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates
10:20 Technology innovation session 1
This session will highlight latest technologies in advanced data management and analysis. The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of advanced data management and analytics innovations.

  • Industry insight 1
  • Industry insight 2
10:50 Presentation 1 – Data processing and statistical models: The role of imputation for missing data value in detecting fraudulent reports

  • Understanding the interplay of statistics and computation to measure the impact of missing data value
  • Discussing latest imputation methods and their implementation in different stages
  • Classifying data exploration and mining, and handling missing values by applying detection techniques to data sets
  • Exploring successful use of predictive analytics in optimizing information interpretation and data organization

Speaker

  • Prof. Dr. Borhen Marzougui, Digital Transformation and Smart Cities Expert, Former RTA, United Arab Emirates
11:10 Presentation 2 – Data security data privacy: Best practices in the MENA region

  • Looking at the best practices in data security and privacy to understand the levels of violation and security failure
  • Understanding the common regulations in compliance for data security and privacy
  • Exploring tokenization to virtually eliminate the risk of data theft in both data security and privacy spectrums
  • Identifying different measures to ensure data security that will lead to sensitive information privacy
11:20 Coffee break and networking
Session 4 – Upcoming trends in data management
11:50 Technology innovation session 2
This session will highlight latest technologies in advanced data management and analysis. The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of advanced data management and analytics innovations.

  • Industry insight 1
  • Industry insight 2
12:20 Presentation 3 – Capitalizing on the power of hybrid data analytics for a safe, structured and high-capacity storage infrastructure

  • Driving innovations in enterprise data management to enable advanced analytics
  • Exploring the key dimensions of the hybrid environment to understand the hybrid data analytics process (internal and external data, operational data, self-service access and exploration, data lake, and cloud and on-premises etc.)
  • Leveraging the power of hybrid data to overcome key challenges related to on-premise and cloud storage

Speaker:

  • Eng. Fahad A. Alhamed, Chairman of the Board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
12:40 Panel discussion 2 – Exploring upcoming trends to better understand the future of data in the government sector

  • Exploring data monetization strategies to drive process improvement and financial returns
  • Adopting augmented data management performance as the key function to boost productivity and efficiency
  • Exploring self-service tools to manage data assets effectively and efficiently without requiring specific technical expertise or training
  • Upgrading your visualization techniques to convert data into stories and convey the importance of the analyzed information
  • Adopting blockchain and distributed ledger technology to increase transaction security

Panelists:

  • Ali Juma Khamis, Director Digital Health Department – Ministry of Health and Prevention – Head Office, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Jassim Haji, President – Artificial Intelligence Society / International Group of Artificial Intelligence, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Mohammed Ali Alshaya, Technology Executive Director, Ajman Free zone, United Arab Emirates
  • Khaled AlJallaf, Director Data Analysis, Research and Studies Department, Dubai Health Authority – DHA, United Arab Emirates
13:25 Presentation 4 – Overview of current and upcoming data integration strategies

  • Connecting applications to reduce human effort and error, and improve data quality and value
  • Evolving towards cloud integration for a flexible and scalable infrastructure
  • Understanding the planning for metadata management to increase the value of granular data integration
  • Leveraging and combining more data types while analyzing datasets to generate useful insights for integration
13:55 Closing remarks by Chairman
14:15 Networking lunch & end of conference

WHY GET INVOLVED

GET IN FRONT OF YOUR TARGET MARKET

Get access to key government authorities involved with ongoing and upcoming data management and analytics in the region and get insight into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.

GAIN PROJECT INSIGHTS

Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current governmental projects from across the region and spot opportunities.

RAISE YOUR BRAND AWARENESS

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners achieve their targets.

INCREASE YOUR COMPETITIVENESS

Learn about the challenges faced by the region’s key organizations and identify how you can provide them with customized solutions to help them overcome them

GENERATE STRONG LEADS

Learn about data management requirements of key government authorities and influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects.

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