Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation efforts honored by Global Technology Index

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Abu Dhabi’s efforts to accelerate digital transformation have received global recognition, the emirate is ranked 11th in the Global Technology Index, which is based on World Digital Competitiveness Yearbook 2020.

The capital city of UAE has reached advanced places in various indices related to digital transformation, ranking fifth in the world in Cyber Security, Public-Private Partnerships, and Technology Regulatory Framework indices. The emirate secured the sixth rank globally in the Digital/Technological Skills, eighth for Technological Framework, ninth for the use of Big Data and Analytics and twelfth in the IT Integration index.

The index was 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 (DGS) which is under Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA).

Ali Rashid Al Ketbi
Ali Rashid Al Ketbi
Chairman – DGS

“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 the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and enhancing public-private partnerships.”

Abu Dhabi has been setting remarkable examples in driving digital change within its government departments and bringing the workforce up to speed on required skills. Recently, the emirate announced a three-phase program to upskill the tech credentials of its public sector workforce, and set ambitious timelines for the completion of the task.

The World Digital Competitiveness Yearbook measures competitiveness in several areas, highlighting the emirate’s competitiveness rates across various global indices.

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