The 19th GCC eGov. and eServices Conference

After the key presentations and panel discussions on the first day on the various key trends and challenges in the eGovernment services and the challenges and success criteria of the GCC 2013 eMaturity. Day 2 laid emphasis on the 4th generation eGovernment strategies.

Day 2 commenced with the presentation on 'Next Generation GCC eGovernment Road Map' by Dr. Usman Zafar, Country Manager (Middle East & North Africa),]init[ Services for the e-Society. It focused on the latest e-Government developments & initiatives and highlighted how nations are preparing their communities, businesses and managements using e-Government for the future.

Mr. Usman Zafar discussed the eGov challenges in the Middle East starting with the UN's eGovernment development index that aims to benchmark the capacity and readiness of various nations. According to the report, UAE ranked 28th in the eGovernment development index with Dubai government's achievements and sustainable performance. He emphasized on the collaborative efforts that have been developing new frameworks for promoting integrated services in the region. He also threw light on the key challenges viz; scattered information, law enforcement data exchanges, etc and paving a roadmap for integrating and analyzing the information.