Abu Dhabi has been ranked 11th in the Global Technology Index based on the World Digital Competitiveness Yearbook 2020 released by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), represented by the Competitiveness Office of Abu Dhabi (COAD), and the Department of Government Support – Abu Dhabi (DGS), represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA).
It has reached advanced places in various indices related to digital transformation, ranking fifth in Cyber Security, Public-Private Partnerships, and Technology Regulatory Framework indices.
Moreover, the emirate came 6th globally in the Digital/Technological Skills index; 8th in the Technological Framework index, 9th in the use of Big Data and Analytics index, and 12th in the IT Integration index, stated DGS.
Expressing pride at the significant progress achieved by Abu Dhabi in the Global Technology Index, DGS Chairman Ali Rashid Al Ketbi said these results were achieved under the supervision of the Higher Committee of Digital Government as part of its efforts to implement a governance framework across the Abu Dhabi Government in addition to making fundamental changes in the concept of government services and moving towards a digital future.
Al Ketbi explained that these results constitute an incentive to move forward in the digital transformation process and explore new opportunities in the technology sector, to achieve higher ranks globally by strengthening cooperation and integration with other government entities in Abu Dhabi and enhancing public-private partnerships.
On its key achievement, Fahed Salem Alkayyoomi, Undersecretary of the DGS, said this will give a strong impetus to continue the government efforts to achieve the common goal of providing effective, sustainable, and safe digital services across the emirate.
Alkayyoomi pointed out that Abu Dhabi was moving towards the future with an ambitious vision that reinforces a culture of excellence in society, with the aim of being at the forefront of the world's cities in terms of competitiveness at various levels and in a variety of fields related to digital transformation.
ADDA Director General Mohamed Abdelhameed Al Askar said this top ranking confirms the emirate’s leading position in global competitiveness indices.
"ADDA is persisting in its efforts to achieve more progress in the Global Technology Index, in line with its mission to enable, support and deliver a digital government that is proactive, personalized, collaborative and secure," added Al Askar.-TradeArabia News Service