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DeG Ready to Lead Sharjah’s Digital Movement Tomorrow at GITEX 2016

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Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) finalized procedures and technical preparations which are set to carry out Sharjah’s “digital movement” message during the GITEX Technology Week 2016. The region’s largest technology trade fair, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on October 16 – 20 2016, will be a key platform for DeG’s mission to support 35 Sharjah-based government entities and authorities with their latest launches and e-services, which are all set to take place in one of GITEX’s largest pavilions, which is the Sharjah Government stand.

DeG will also have an integral role in showcasing some of its latest and most engaging e-services and applications, as part of a fully integrated plan to drive Sharjah’s digital and egovernment services.

“The Sharjah Government stand this year is going to bring many new launches and pioneering digital services to the table. It’s all part of a bigger plan to digitally transform Sharjah and its government departments with unified network and top-tier infrastructures. We have finalized all our preparations along with our government partners, and we have also ensured that new launches this year at the Sharjah Government stand be some of the most creative and engaging launches to all visitors at the event,” said His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Director General at Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG).

DeG is also all set to launch its latest innovative game, “Sharjah Land”, which will target children, youngsters as well as adults communicating some of the most entertaining and educational features on Sharjah to users across the UAE.

Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi added: “DeG will surely share one of the biggest launches among its Sharjah-based government partners, where preparations are also finalized for the launch of one the most creative games ever introduced for users in Sharjah. Our core message to visitors this year will highlight Sharjah’s digital transformation process through visible and interactive networks and platforms for visitors to see and engage with, as well as provide a comprehensive vision of Sharjah’s digital integration with the everyday lives of its citizens.”

DeG is the government body in charge in managing and powering the Sharjah Government stand during the GITEX Technology Week 2016, as well as support 35 local government bodies facilitating their exhibiting booths and key launches which are set to take place all throughout the event. Participating entities and authorities are expected to also launch some of the latest and updated applications, e-services, portals and additional digital functions briefing visitors on some of the most technological developments on Sharjah’s tourism, business and customer-based services and offerings.

DeG also revealed that the new Sharjah Government stand this year design is inspired by the mix of architecture, technology and environmental sustainability of Al Noor Island, thus reflecting on their slogan for this year’s participation which is “Sustainability and Digital Innovation”.

Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi highlighted: “We have considered every detail possible to ensure that our approach this year focuses on the idea of sustainability. We want to position Sharjah’s digital movement as one that sustains and improves the everyday conveniences of citizens in Sharjah, as well as position its digital movement as one that sustains its environment, culture and heritage. The GITEX Technology Week is considered one of the major global events for the tech industry, attracting specialized visitors and high-profile ministers all over the world, and we’ve taken every measure to make sure that Sharjah continues to position itself in the best image possible on a digital, social and economic forms possible.”

Running from October 16-20 at Dubai World Trade Centre, GITEX Technology Week 2016 will convene with the participation of 4200 exhibitors from 144 countries, and 22,000 senior executives, and is expected to draw more than 146,000 visitors. The event offers a leading platform for companies to launch their latest ICT innovations and products.

GITEX is a gateway for leading global brands to the Middle East, one of the fastest emerging investment ready ICT markets. The five-day event will draw over 1,000 media representatives from across the globe to cover this annual event, which has been taking place for over 32 years.

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