Prime Minister patronizes 6th E-Gov Forum
KUWAIT: NoufEXPO announced in a press release yesterday the convening of the ‘6th E-Government Forum Managing Change towards Digitization’ in collaboration with the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) from 4 - 6 December 2018 at Al-Baraka Ballroom Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kuwait. His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah will patronize EGOV6. Anas Khalid Al-Saleh, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and the Chairman of the Board of the Central Agency for Information Technology, will represent His Highness during the opening ceremony. EGOV6 proceedings will focus on one of the most important factors that guarantee the success of the development of EGovernment programs, which is Change Management. This factor should go hand in hand with a robust and professional governance framework in order to pave the way for developing integrated government services in the information-based society.
E-Government programs are considered, by far, one of most complex automation projects that governments embark on. The complexity stems from the need to destabilize the prevailing norm that governed government procedures and practices for decades. Business processes, in government agencies, have been paper based or partially automated silos. Each government agency has its processes independent from those of other government agencies. E-Government agencies have to deal with this complexity and bring everybody into a streamlined, integrated, automated, and always available government service status. EGovernment agencies have, at the same time, to keep pace with the ever-changing information and communications technologies. EGOV6 will also discuss the need for highly qualified and specialized human resources. Specifically, EGOV6 will focus on change management aspects in the areas of computing infrastructure, business processes, cybersecurity, and information systems management.
A NoufEXPO spokesperson said that CAIT would continue the tradition of announcing the E-Services Excellence Award results during EGOV6. The E-Services Excellence Award is granted to the government agency that deploys the best E-Service on Kuwait electronic portal (www.e.gov.kw) according to the criteria that CAIT sets based on the international practices. The Award boosts e-government initiatives of Kuwait’s government agencies and encourages these agencies to implement a speedy, yet coordinated, e-Services development effort.
The NoufEXPO spokesperson concluded his statement by saying that EGOV, and since it was launched 2013 and till present, hosted many world-class leading technology vendors like Microsoft, IBM, EMC, CISCO, Fortinet, Symantec, FireEye, EY, Aruba, and many others as well as major Kuwaiti enterprises such as ZAIN, Al-Ghanem Industries, Gulf Cable and Electrical Industries Company, KFH, KNET, ATC, Qualitynet and many others. Moreover, EGOV features the participation of many government IT Departments that demonstrate their e-Services and eGovernment plans. The event’s Scientific Committee, as well as other organizing committees, are finalizing EGOV6’s program and proceedings. We urge all interested technology vendors and specialists to contact the Scientific Committee or NoufEXPO on +965 22469921 or send their messages to email@example.com in order to reserve their spot in this annual and unique technology event. More about EGOV6 on its website www.noufexpo.com.kw/egov6.
Anas Khalid Al-Saleh
Sheikh Jaber Al-MubarakAl-Hamad Al-Sabah