Abu Dhabi and Estonia to collaborate on digital initiatives

Abu Dhabi and Estonia to collaborate on digital initiatives
Published: 12 September 2019 - 6:01 a.m.
By: CommsMEA staff writer

A delegation from the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) has concluded an official visit to Estonia, where it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Estonia to exchange experiences in the field of digital government, strengthen cooperation in IT, and promote mutual efforts in digital transformation.

Both sides discussed the best practices in customer experience, technological advances, digital solutions, data management, as well as the latest digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain.

H.E Dr. Al Saadi, Director General of ADDA, said that the visit provided the opportunity to exchange knowledge on pioneering government experiences in digital transformation, identify the best international practices and the latest technologies and how they are best applied in government services.

The ADDA delegation held a series of meetings with H.E. Mr. Urmas Reinsalu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia; Taimar Peterkop, the Secretary of State; Uku Särekanno, the Director of Cyber Security; and Siim Sikkut, Chief Information Officer and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.

The meetings highlighted Estonia’s experience in digital government, which is known to be one of the most successful in the world. They also discussed common areas of interest such as customer experience, cybersecurity, AI and data management. ADDA’s delegation shared an overview of the Abu Dhabi Digital Strategy and the Abu Dhabi Unified Government Services platform (TAMM).

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The delegation concluded its agenda with a roundtable meeting organized by BHC Laboratories in the presence of the leading Estonian digital companies, digital governance and cybersecurity, where they explored developments in digital transformation and how to enhance joint cooperation for key areas such as upgrading of services, data and government solutions.

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