November 2017

Third Batch of Graduates Complete Dubai Data Establishment’s Data Compliance Course

The Dubai Data Establishment announced the third graduating class from the Dubai Data Compliance Course, organised in collaboration with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG).

The Course builds the skills and knowledge of leaders and employees in data departments across various government bodies and introduces them to the latest in customer satisfaction. Over the course of its three instalments, the Course has had a total of 111 graduates.

The course brought together institutions from across the Dubai Government spectrum, including: the Dubai Land Department; Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment; Dubai Airports; Dubai Maritime City Authority; Dubai Courts; General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs; Knowledge and Human Development Authority; Dubai Public Prosecution; Dubai Electricity and Water Authority; Dubai Health Authority; Dubai Culture and Arts Authority; the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Roads and Transport Authority; Dubai Supreme Council of Energy; and the Dubai Department of Finance; in addition to the Dubai Data Establishment.

The Dubai Data Compliance Course was designed to address participants’ specific needs and requirements. The programme touched on a number of key data-related topics, which allow government institutions to upgrade and modernise their services, ensure superior customer experience, and spread happiness in the community.

His Excellency Younus Al Nasser, CEO of the Dubai Data Establishment, said: “The Dubai Data Compliance Course aligns with Dubai’s strategy to become the smartest and happiest city in the world. The Course has deeply enriched the knowledge and sharpened the skills of employees and leaders within data departments across various government entities in Dubai. This, in turn, resonates with the UAE’s overarching strategy to build the government of the future, and channel investment towards human resources development and training.”

“This ground-breaking course delved deep into the fundamentals of smart transformation. It sought to streamline this transformation, advocate innovation and creativity, and design solutions and plans to promote information-sharing between government entities,” H.E. Al Nasser concluded, congratulating the graduates and looking forward to their contributions to the data departments in their respective Government bodies.

“The Dubai Data Compliance Course is an instrumental tool that will help shape future governmental work by investing in the government’s human capital and providing it with the necessary skills and expertise, enabling a smooth transformation process to a future government,” said H.E. Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government.

“The course helped participants learn integrated knowledge systems that contribute to the development of visions and strategies to optimally utilise all types of data in order to improve government services provided to stakeholders. This, in turn, directly contributes to increasing the competitiveness of the UAE at all levels,” he added.

The interactive course highlighted aspects of data compilation, classification and exchange among stakeholders, in addition to setting year-long data plans. It also covered real-life scenarios, particularly ones that require teamwork, as well as data hubs and their role in smart cities. The programme identified best international standards for data usage, which help provide better services to customers.