Al Qaed: eGovernment Excellence Award Categories Updated to Align with Global ICT Sector Developments



Al Qaed: eGovernment Excellence Award Categories Updated to Align with Global ICT Sector Developments

The Organizing Committee of the eGovernment Excellence Award 2023 announced that preparations are underway for the 12th edition. The Kingdom of Bahrain’ public entities, private organizations, civil societies and individuals are invited to participate and showcase their digital initiatives. Registration for the award will soon be available.

The Information & eGovernment Authority Chief Executive, Mohammed Ali Al Qaed stated that the 12th edition of the award has undergone updates to align with the current and future requirements of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. The public and private sector categories have now been merged, acknowledging the rapid technological advancements across all sectors of the Kingdom. This integration aims to better highlight various technological initiatives, enhancing the reputation of the Kingdom and its ICT sector at the local, regional, and global levels.

This year's award embraces digital innovation by introducing new categories such as ‘Best Utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI)’, ‘Best Environment for Digital Innovation’, and ‘Best Project for Digital Transformation’. These updates align with the significant investments made by various entities in the Kingdom to embrace emerging technologies and innovation in developing businesses, systems, services, and electronic products.

In addition, the award categories for this year cover excellence in both the public and private sectors, such as ‘Best Website’, ‘Best Practice in eParticipation’, ‘Best Integrated eServices’, ‘Best Application for Smart Devices’, ‘Best Environment for Digital Innovation ‘ Best Utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI)’ Best Project for Digital Transformation. Additionally, individuals can also participate by demonstrating their innovative digital initiatives through the "Best Digital Initiative" award.

The committee encourages all eligible institutions and individuals to promptly nominate and submit their participation once the registration period opens shortly.