EGOV3 Forum opens today under Prime Minister’s patronage
Engineer Magdi Sabri, head of the organizing committee announced the start today of the EGOV Forum for the 3rd consecutive year - Information Management and Security - under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. The Forum will be inaugurated by Minister of State for the Council of Ministers Affairs and Chairman of the Central Agency for Information Technology Sheikh Mohammad Mubarak Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah at 6 pm in Mariott Courtyard Hotel’s Arraya Ballroom, in the presence of government and legislative personalities with a host of leaders and specialists from the State Information Systems departments.
Commenting on this annual event, Sabri said that the EGOV Forum, which is being held for the third consecutive year, had attracted in the previous two years top technology companies which had already sketched the trajectory of the EG worldwide and is looking today to leading the new stage ushered by the Internet for Everything phenomenon which will take the whole world to unprecedented and unimaginable dimensions, when all things, work processes and people will become directly, in one way or another, connected to the internet.
Sabri welcomed the executive managers from international companies such as EMC, IBM, Microsoft, FireEye, Fortinet, Cisco and Unify. The Forum hosts this year a number of local companies which have distinguished themselves regionally and internationally such as ITS And Knet.
Sabri added: “The EGOV3 forum tackles two main topics that greatly impact the development of EG programs in Kuwait and other countries, namely, Information Management and Information Security. The Internet for Everything phenomenon dominates these two issues through the various dimensions it imposes on the large data bases analysis systems, Cloud computing, mobile smart phones or social media and others that form the basis of the information structure necessary for the EG programs. The Smart Cities topic is strongly present in these programs in order to ensure an active popular participation and a wide provision of governmental services in all walks of life.
Sabri added that the NoufEXPO team was proud to organize this event and cooperate with the Central Agency for Information Technology in holding the Forum. He added that the assistance of all governmental agencies in this effort drives the role of the Agency and the EG programs towards new horizons that serve the progress and development in the State of Kuwait, especially because the Information Technology is a vital factor in attracting the productive work force among the youths in particular and in strengthening the national economy with new sources of income. Sabri concluded his statement by thanking the companies, the institutions and the specialists who helped in convening the Form as well as the guests from outside the State of Kuwait.
Engineer Magdi Sabri