The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosted the "mGovernment workshop" at its headquarters in Dubai with the participation of several concerned government entities.
The government entities were represented by the mGovernment transformation officer and the IT supervisor in each entity, in addition to the TRA team headed by Engineer Tariq Al Hawi, aeCERT Director.
This workshop comes in line with the continuous efforts exerted by the TRA's mGovernment team in coordination with the Prime Minister's Office in order to ensure an effective participation of federal government entities in the shift towards a smart government based on the initiative launched by the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The workshop raised many topics and discussed various important aspects that emphasized the role of each entity in achieving the mGovernment transformation and the best way to achieve highest levels of coordination and mutual cooperation between these entities, each according to the scope of its work.
"We aim to review the progress achieved by the federal government entities in the process of mGovernment transformation and review the new ideas and innovative suggestions provided by each entity in this regard. We have also reviewed the financing mechanism of this project in each government entity." said Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Deputy Director-General for Information and e-Government Sector at the TRA.
The workshop included presentation delivered by Eng. Tariq Al Hawi, aeCERT Director on Trusted Service Manager in addition to a work paper entitled "Mobile Government Roadmap" by Mohammed Al Khamis, Manager ICT Planning. Majid Al Madhloum, Team Leader Security Quality Services at the TRA, delivered a presentation showcasing the progress and work of the Federal network.
Meshal Bin Hussain, aeCERT Operations Manager, delivered a thorough vision about the mGovernment Innovation Centre and Ms. Hessa Buhumaid from the Prime Minister's Office offered a demonstration on the mGovernment Funding. The workshop concluded with a presentation delivered by Mr. Maher Al Mulla, Director of the mGovernment project, highlighting all aspects related to the Mobile Government Application Store.