Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior hosts workshops highlighting Digital Initiatives at GITEX 2016

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Dubai - MENA Herald: The Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at GITEX Technology Week 2016 hosted a series of workshops, seminars and discussions aimed at highlighting new digital initiatives and projects undertaken by its sectors.
Engineer Mohammed Al Aseeri, Official Spokesperson of the National Information Centre from the Saudi Ministry of Interior said: "The workshops and discussions held at the Ministry of Interior stand aim at maximizing the value of our participation at GITEX Technology Week through the exchange of views and expertise in the field of digital transformation from the Kingdom and GCC governments. These workshops also aid in the discussions within the Ministry of new initiatives and programs and align our strategies and plans. We believe these relevant discussions of expertise sharing and learning enrich the experience of the audience attending the event."
The first workshop was titled "Digital Transformation Strategy of the National Information Centre 2020" presented by Engineer Magid Al-Hussein, where he highlighted the centre’s strategic plan for digital transformation by 2020, building up to the Saudi Vision 2030. The developments in the centre's services, including cloud infrastructure, presents the opportunity for the Ministry to effectively build a knowledge-based economy with additional new smart services for the customer.
Other workshops at the MoI pavilion include "The Road to Smart Government" by one of the consultancies working with the National Information Centre, "The Special Vehicle to Monitor Hazardous Materials” by Captain Yaser Al-Shahrany, "The Development of Leaders in the Security Sector” by Captain Mohammed Al-Shlowy, “The Role of Cloud Computing in Security Service” by Lieutenant Commander Azzam Al-Syhany, as well as a presentation on "The Mobile Unit for Civil Affairs Services” by Engineer Turki Al-Eyaid.
Wide interest in the Electronic Identity Card
The Electronic Identity Card Project at the Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia stand at GITEX Technology Week 2016, witnessed wide interest from visitors due to its positive implications for all citizens and residents in the Kingdom. The project is a national initiative for the issuance and management of digital identities for citizens and residents, and it targets more than 60 million users.

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