UAE Govt seals MoU with HPE to launch GovTech initiative

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Launch of GovTech
Officials during the signing ceremony.

UAE Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to launch GovTech, an initiative to develop innovative digital solutions tailored to the needs of government entities.

The initiatives intend to enhance government operations and address emerging technological challenges quickly and efficiently while involving startups and business incubators in the development of innovative solutions for government projects.

Under the MoU, HPE Digital Life Garage and its partners will support the UAE government and federal entities by examining their technology requirements and challenges and providing them with innovative solutions.

Further, the initiative will tap into the capabilities, resources, and expertise of tech startups and business incubators contributing to the development of digital solutions for government services and operations.

HE Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, UAE Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, confirmed that GovTech offers a new platform for cooperation between the UAE government, HPE, and some of the region’s top start-ups to build new tech-powered government experiences.

HE Al Roumi further noted that “the partnership supports government endeavors by designing reliable and tested digital products and services in the UAE, and developing flexible government work models that reflect government aspirations and align with our goals to drive government performance and provide the world’s best government services.”

“Within the framework of GovTech together we will leverage the capabilities of HPE’s Digital Life Garage and create solutions that are crucial for government organizations to address technological challenges, enhance efficiency, and accelerate their digital transformation journey,” commented Mr. Ahmad Alkhallafi, Managing Director UAE and Africa at HPE.

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