Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, have launched the fifth edition of the “Edge of Government” exhibition.
It comes as part of the preliminary day activities for the World Government Summit (WGS) 2023, which will be held in Dubai from 13th to 15th February 2023. Sheikh Mohammed went over the main goals of this year’s “Edge of Government” platform, which aims to highlight nine of the most cutting-edge projects created by governments around the globe, including those in the USA, Serbia, Estonia, Finland, France, Sierra Leone, Chile, Colombia, and the Netherlands.
Through the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, more than 1,000 entries from 94 nations were sent to the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The innovation, scalability, and impact of the entries are assessed. The fifth edition of “Edge of Government” focuses on innovation by optimizing the use of natural resources to rethink services, build new infrastructure, increase community value, and generate fresh future visions.
The launch of the platform was attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, Mr. Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the WGS Organisation and Mr. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, and Managing Director of the WGS Organization.
The “Grow Your Own Cloud” initiative, created by the Dutch city of The Hague, is on display during the exhibition. Growing Your Own Cloud has created a system that stores data inside the genomes of plants and trees, whose DNA may be able to hold up to 50 times more information than our own.