Enabling Government of the Future

The Digital Next Summit was held under the theme “Enabling Government of the Future” on 8 – 9 December 2019 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. As the first event of its kind in Abu Dhabi, the Summit brought together over 1,500 delegates from 21 countries, including local, federal and international governments, academia, private sector and youth. Hosted by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) and organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, it presented a unique multi-stakeholder platform to discuss excellence in digital transformation and shape the future of government through technology and innovation.

Organized around four dedicated tracks - GX Next, Cyber Next, Data Next and Technology Next – the event welcomed four ministerial and dozens of high-level government and industry keynote addresses, over 70 high-profile international speakers and panelist, and featured diverse special events and over 30 exhibition booths from some of the world’s best technology solution providers. It allowed for public and private sectors to come together to form partnerships and discuss cooperation opportunities towards enhancing the digital transformation ecosystem.

The Digital Next Summit added great momentum to ADDA’s mission to enable, support and deliver a digital government that is proactive, personalized, collaborative and secure. Speakers and participants dove into all pertinent topics ranging from the integration of government entities and providing omni-channel citizen services to securing digital infrastructure and analysing big-data through artificial intelligence (AI) to driving innovation across sectors. Led by a clear vision to lead the digital future of Abu Dhabi, ADDA remains committed to leveraging the positive outcomes of the Summit, and their impacts in the formulation of innovative approaches to realizing the full potential of digital transformation, not only at home, but also in the region and globally.


Digital Next Summit 2019

Digital Next Summit 2019: Event Outcomes Highlight