The UAE Cabinet has approved the formation of a higher committee to oversee the government’s digital transformation, the Emirates News Agency reported.
At a meeting chaired by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, members agreed that the new committee chairperson should be Emirati minister of state for government development and the future, Ohood bint Khalfan Al-Roumi.
It was agreed that Omar bin Sultan Al-Olama, minister of state for artificial intelligence, digital economy, and remote work applications, would serve as committee vice chairman.
The committee will supervise and guide the development of the UAE government’s digital ecosystem while aiming to improve federal government agencies’ readiness, competitiveness, flexibility, and digital alignment of projects and digital systems.
Among its primary objectives will be to improve the efficiency with which infrastructure and digital assets are used and step up the speed of integration between government agencies and institutions.
It will also be responsible for developing government digital-related policies, reviewing strategies, programs, and initiatives, and guiding through digitization projects linked to government services, business, and operations.