Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and Cisco sign framework agreement at GITEX Global 2022
DUBAI – The Department of Government Support, represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), has signed a Framework Agreement with Cisco at GITEX Global 2022.
The agreement aims to provide value-added digital transformation services to ADDA and government entities in Abu Dhabi through Cisco’s National Digital Transformation (CDA) program.
The CDA program is aligned with the UAE’s national agenda to transform the country’s economic model towards sustainable growth by transitioning to a digital economy. It aims to support digitization efforts in various key industrial sectors, foster digital skills and develop the innovation ecosystem in the country to achieve the UAE 2071 Centenary Vision of Digital Transformation.
Under the framework agreement, Cisco supports the government’s focus on cybersecurity – being one of the critical national sectors in the UAE and works with ADDA to create value-added initiatives to lead the Authority’s security strategy program for the Government of Abu Dhabi.
ADDA Managing Director Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hameed Al Askar said, “Through the ADDA-Cisco Framework Agreement, we continue to identify strategic pathways to strengthen, streamline and accelerate Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation. . We remain focused on exploring more constructive collaborations that will contribute to the strategic growth of Abu Dhabi’s digital agenda. »
Mansoor Al Marzouqi, Executive Director of Strategic Planning Sector at ADDA, said, “Improving digital capabilities in Abu Dhabi Government entities is fundamental to what we do at ADDA. Our vision is to enable the digital transformation of all government entities in Abu Dhabi, using emerging technologies and providing pioneering government services and solutions. Our partnership with Cisco will reinforce our commitment to creating a world-class digital ecosystem in Abu Dhabi through innovative digital solutions that will drive efficiencies at scale.
Abdelilah Nejjari, General Manager – Gulf Region, Cisco, said, “We are delighted to sign the framework agreement with the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority. Through our CDA program, we are proud to play a part in the national digitization agenda and create new value for the UAE, its businesses and its residents.
As part of the CDA program, Cisco, in collaboration with ADDA, will host webinars and knowledge transfer events for government entities in Abu Dhabi, while providing access to their full suite of digital transformation technologies, products and services. .