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36 Sharjah govt entities to join GITEX 2018
By a staff reporter September 12, 2018
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SHARJAH: The Department of eGovernment, Sharjah announced that 36 government departments in the Emirate are to participate in the “GITEX Technology Week 2018” scheduled on October 14-18 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

All participating departments of Sharjah are geared up to showcase their latest services at the pavilion of Sharjah Government. Innovative technological projects are to be unveiled for the first time at the exhibition, which is the largest in ICT sector in MENA and South Asia, and the third largest of its kind worldwide.

The department revealed a unique design for the Sharjah Government Pavilion in the event. It emulates the UAE environment and reflects the spirit of the desert and its sand dunes.

The model is inspired from the framework of Bee’ah building that has been designed by the Pritzker Award winner Iraqi British architect Zaha Hadid. It will be a distinctive icon at GITEX 2018 that brings together the world’s leading ICT companies.

The announcement was made in a preparatory forum at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday (September 10) in the presence of Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Executive Chairman of the Department of Government Relations and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Digital Transformation in Sharjah.

Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Director General of the Department of eGovernment, Noor Al Noman, Director of the Department of eGovernment, representatives of participant government entities, and media were also present.

Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Executive Chairman of the Department of Government Relations and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Digital Transformation in Sharjah, said the Emirate spares no effort to achieve digital transformation.

Sheikh Fahim highlighted that a strategic plan has been developed for digital transformation in the Emirate of Sharjah.

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