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Thursday 25 November ,2021

the National Archives reviews the success stories of leading digital transformation projects and organizes its first forum on the occasion of International Project Management Day.

In preparation for the 50th, the National Archives reviews the success stories of leading digital transformation projects and organizes its first forum on the occasion of International Project Management Day.

The National Archives organized a virtual forum in collaboration with the     UAE Project Management Foundation to celebrate the International Project Management Day under the theme "Digital Transformation Projects in Government in Preparation for the 50th, Success Stories and Lessons Learned". The forum is in line with the seventh principle adopted by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and calls for the country’s digital, technical and scientific excellence, as its wise leadership aspires to make it the global capital of the future.

His Excellency Abdullah Majid Al Ali, Acting Director General of the National Archives, opened the forum with a speech, in which he emphasized the importance of this forum’s contents in supporting the path of the 50th projects to achieve promising future economic and development leaps in the next 50 years in the country. He also stressed that the forum would support the exceptional role of project management led by the advance of the digital transformation in the UAE, placing it among the world’s leading countries in this field.

His Excellency pointed out that the Global Competitiveness Index shows significant facts, as the UAE ranked first in the list of the best countries in electronic infrastructure in the world, and 13th in terms of digital quality of life in 2020.

He welcomed the participants in the forum and stressed that its role is to highlight the best local practices in the field of digital transformation, which set example in the use of technology and artificial intelligence and its impact on improving the quality of life and providing an integrated experience in the UAE.

The forum began with a word by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Rida, President of the Global Project Management Institute. He said that the UAE is no stranger to excellence, and it is familiar with excellence in the digital project management, and he encouraged majoring in rare academic studies.

His Excellency Brigadier Matar Al-Saadi, Director of Information Technology at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security, reviewed the success stories, lessons learned and summary of the digital transformation project for the authority’s services. Moreover, he elucidated the study conducted on the project, the challenges, and the sustainable solutions developed by the committees. He touched on the implementation of the project and taking advantage of artificial intelligence techniques. He also pointed out the project value to the of customer service framework. Finally, he spoked about the aspirations of the authority in the next stage.

Lt. Colonel Dr. Nasser Mohammed Al-Saadi, Head of the Development and Change Department, and the Artificial Intelligence Adviser at the Abu Dhabi Police General Command, spoke about the development and change system in the Abu Dhabi Police, the development and change management, their importance and the mechanism of action, innovation and looking ahead.

  He concluded by reviewing the most important success stories including the artificial intelligence strategy, the flexible organizational structures, the safe city, the curbing of the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision-making support system, and the social safety and well-being platform.

Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Khaja, Director of Human Resources Department at Abu Dhabi Customs, explained that the strategic transformation of the General Administration of Customs in Abu Dhabi began in 2019 with the development of a vision, mission, values and strategic objectives.

He said: The journey of digital transformation of human resources in the General Administration of Customs in Abu Dhabi plays an important role in enriching the overall strategic transformation of customs.

The forum, organized by the National Archives via video conferencing in accordance with precautionary procedures, concluded with Q&A.