ADDA unveils new Data Management Platform at GITEX 2019

The authority’s newly rolled-out programme reportedly aims to accelerate Abu Dhabi’s digitisation agenda

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The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) has unveiled its new Abu Dhabi Data Management Program (DMP), a new data-centric open data platform and open data sharing ecosystem, during its participation at GITEX Technology Week.

The Data Management Platform, which falls within the Open Data initiative under Abu Dhabi’s Development Accelerator program, Ghadan 21 is envisioned to help unlock the high-value potential of government entities’ rich and dynamic data sets-bringing the UAE capital's digitisation agenda into full realisation.

Ghadan 21 is designed to fulfil the government’s vision of a diversified knowledge-based economy making Abu Dhabi one of the best places in the world to do business, invest, live, work and visit.

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H.E. Dr Rauda Al-Saadi, Director General, ADDA, said, "We are proud to announce the ADD's new Data Management Platform, which reflects the robust roadmap that we have created to help implement our Abu Dhabi Data Strategy. The roll-out of the DMP initiative will fully enable the effective and efficient delivery of future government services, which in turn, will serve as a precedent for excellence from government entities wanting to build a better quality of life for Abu Dhabi citizens, residents, visitors, and investors."

"To fulfil the future-facing mandate, ADDA is responsible for building a common data strategy, policies, and governance model for the Abu Dhabi government. The Program is aimed at driving the Abu Dhabi government digitisation agenda, strategically advancing the economic development and the information economy in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and refreshing Abu Dhabi Data Management Strategy," H.E. added.

Al Saadi expressed ADDA's continued commitment towards achieving its mandate, stating that the emirate's digital transformation efforts combined with the need to achieve economic growth and development is an essential component in the move to attain social and economic prosperity in the long term.

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