UAE PM unveils ‘Edge of Government’ platform
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum unveiled the ‘Edge of Government’ platform as part of the 6th edition of the World Government Summit which kicks off on 11-13 February 2018 in Dubai.
Organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation, the ‘Edge of Government’ encourages leaders and visitors to take a closer look at innovations and to experiment with new approaches to see how governments can effectively explore and keep abreast of an increasingly wide array of tools and options available to them.
Sheikh Mohammed stressed that governments of the future are required to adopt innovative approaches to proactively tackle challenges and develop sustainable and effective solutions for the wellbeing of citizens.
Accompanying Sheikh Mohammed on his visit were Dubai Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and Chairman of the World Government Summit HE Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing HE Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, and Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence (AI) HE Omar bin Sultan Al Olama.
“Governments that place the well being of humans at the heart of efforts, achieve progressive development and add to the journey of human advancement. We – in the UAE – believe in innovation. Therefore, we have transformed our beloved country into a global incubator for innovation, solution development, and partnership,” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said.
The Edge of Government innovation experience will challenge visitors to think in new and often counter-intuitive ways about how to solve the most pressing public challenges of our time. The main purpose of the exhibits is to inform, trigger new thinking through an interactive experience, and most importantly inspire visitors to connect with the innovators behind the case studies showcased.