DUBAI, UAE, February 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Some 100 government representatives from across the globe will head to Dubai to participate in the three-day World Government Summit 2016, the biggest forum of its kind to discuss governments of the future as well as the critical changes taking place at the global level in the development of government services.
Research and studies in focus at the World Government Summit 2016 will cover key areas of interest, including future of education, future of economy, future of technology, future of healthcare, future of development, future of government work, sustainability and future of the environment, as well as cities of the future, and future of human capital management in the labor market.
Organized under the theme 'Shaping Future Governments', the summit will run from February 8-10, 2016. More than 100 speakers from outside the UAE, including Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, Jose Angel Gurria - Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Kathy Calvin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the UN Foundation, Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Nabeel Al Araby, Secretary-General of the Arab League, and Abdul Latif Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as academicians from international universities and organizations will headline the impactful sessions.
Ohood Al Roumi, Director General of the Prime Minister's Office and Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee, said: "As part of the summit a number of global initiatives and research studies will be released throughout the year, highlighting the World Government Summit's status as an entity that works continuously to find innovative solutions in government services even after the culmination of the actual event.
"During the summit, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will open the Museum of Future Government Services - a showcase of new technologies that can support future government services as well as applications that will shape a new generation of future services."
A key highlight of the summit - the 'Edge of Governments' exhibition will facilitate 15 governments to share their experiences and knowledge on applied disruptive technologies in government services.
The summit this year will honor the winners of the third edition of the m-Government Award. Besides, a number of meetings will be organized on the sidelines of the summit to discuss the implementation of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Hosting more than 200 international journalists at the three day event, the agenda will include deliberations that highlight issues of relevance to future technical applications. One of the sessions, hosted by Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media, will look at the future of government work and explore what the new generation of smart governments really represents on the ground. Another topic relevant to cities of the future will be debated at a session titled 'The future of road transportation', hosted by Jim Al-Khalili, professor of physics at the University of Surrey.
The future of the digital economy will attract much attention with the topic finding resonance across multiple sessions, including one titled 'Digital Coins: The Future of Money'. A session on the future of innovation and ways to develop innovation-friendly environments and ecosystems will be hosted by Christopher M Schroeder, an entrepreneur, advisor and investor in interactive technologies and social communications.
World Government Summit 2016 will launch a number of reports in cooperation with knowledge partners, both during the summit as well as throughout the year. These include reports on artificial intelligence, development of sciences and the future of governments in cooperation with The Economist, as well as a report on the future of teaching methods in cooperation with Oxford Analytica, and a report on upcoming innovations in collaboration with Harvard University. Furthermore, a survey will be launched on digital transformation of the government in collaboration with Deloitte.
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On behalf of the Office of the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
SOURCE The Office of the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates