Sun 12-02-2023 22:46 PM
DUBAI,12th February, 2023 (WAM) — Establishing an effective approach to collect and store data is key to finding solutions to future challenges and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), urged Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, during the pre-Summit day of the World Government Summit (WGS).
Speaking at a session titled “The Future is Now: Data-Driven Disruptions” at the Global Data Forum, Al Amiri said, “Some organisations tend to store data with no clear plans or vision on how to use them for the future development. This makes the procedure of collection worthless.”
She noted that information must be collected and stored in accordance with modern scientific methodologies that aim at creating effective solutions to future challenges.
She also stressed the need to foster partnerships among different stakeholders in the field, adding that human skills and innovation will remain essential in managing the fourth industrial revolutions.
Al Amiri added, “We talk a lot about Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with no focus on human elements and innovation. We cannot implement technology and benefit from it without proper employment of human resources to achieve our goals.”
“Governments must create a proper environment through forming partnerships between organisation of public and private sectors to serve the purposes of change in the future and enhance efficiency of different stakeholders in the field.”
Al Amiri emphasised the importance of securing the privacy of data of individuals and institutions and implementing adequate procedures to protect them in an inclusive manner for all. She said setting agile policies are critical to keeping up to date with the technological advancement.
Global Data Forum was among more than 22 international forums hosted at this year’s WGS, which addresses modern global trends in several vital sectors.
It hosted influential government leaders, CEOs, and officials from international organisations to share ideas and develop innovative solutions based on effective data use in the government.
Tariq Al Fahaam/ Amjad Saleh