Keynote 3 - Hashem Hamed AlMansoori

Smart Government and Smart Cross-Culture Schemes. Lessons from Practice of Smart Governments within Cultural Diversity 

Abstract: Research on smart government and intelligent technology initiatives within the GCC region, provides an analytical perspective on why considerable projects are unsuccessful in many aspects even though these initiatives had significant investments.

This study attributed the short comings to cross-cultural divergence and dissimilarities between the project implementer's and central governance cultures.

This speech is denoted towards how cross-cultural diversities can strengthen smart government practices and provide an insight on “The Emirati Smart City Scheme” - an attempt to surmount barriers of cross- cultural disparity for the success of e/smart ICT / knowhow projects transfer from G7 and alike states to the GCC and MENA, by influencing diversified strength towards optimal services to Citizens utilizing Smart Technologies. 



Hashem Hamed AlMansooriVersatile and highly accomplished global technocrat offering over 34 years’ experience in conceptualizing and delivering complex IT/ICT, e/i/s-Gov. and m- GIS projects and defining IT/e/s-Gov strategies. Technically astute and visionary thinker with dynamic leadership and entrepreneurial skills, managing various facets or undertakings. Inspirational leader and out-of-the-box thinker, utilizing collaborative approaches in work to translate goals into achievement while demonstrating strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills with a passion for excellence in quality and services provided.

Selected by the UN and Arab League as one of the e/s-Government / technology leaders in the ME and GCC in 2006.

Main Credentials:

  • Doctorate in ICT (Information Tech/Hardware, Software & Network)-UK (1997);
  • Doctorate in Islamic Successful Dealing with Affairs of Enmity of Terrors (GCC, 2012);
  • Master in ICT (UK, 1992).
  • Master in Business Administration/MGMT/IT (Computer Information Sys.)-USA (1990);
  • BBA - Computer Information System, USA (1986).

Currently participating as Sr. Advisor, on the General Affairs and e/i/s-Gov. Systems in Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE; by Providing techno-commercial advisory services / solutions on the smart ICT / e-Gov./ s- applications. 

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