Building on its efforts to accelerate digital transformation in the emirate, the Department of Government Support – Abu Dhabi (DGS), represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), has announced that Abu Dhabi has been ranked 11th in the Global Technology Index, based on the World Digital Competitiveness Yearbook 2020 released by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), represented by the Competitiveness Office of Abu Dhabi (COAD), and the DGS represented by ADDA.
Abu Dhabi has reached advanced places in various indices related to digital transformation, ranking fifth in Cyber Security, Public-Private Partnerships, and Technology Regulatory Framework indices.
Moreover, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi came 6th globally in the Digital/Technological Skills index; 8th in the Technological Framework index, 9th in the use of Big Data and Analytics index, and 12th in the IT Integration index.
On the occasion, His Excellency Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Department of Government Support, said that he is very pleased and proud of the significant progress achieved by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the Global Technology Index, stressing that these results were achieved under the supervision of the Higher Committee of Digital Government as part of its efforts to implement a governance framework across the Abu Dhabi Government, make fundamental changes in the concept of government services, and move towards a digital future.
H.E. Al Ketbi explained that these results constitute an incentive to move forward in the digital transformation process and explore new opportunities in the technology sector, to achieve higher ranks globally by strengthening cooperation and integration with other government entities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and enhancing public-private partnerships.
The World Digital Competitiveness Yearbook measures competitiveness in several areas, highlighting the emirate’s competitiveness rates across various global indices.