Riyadh - eMedia:
The annual e-Government award 2010 FutureGov Awards, held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia went to Yesser, the Saudi Government’s e-Government transformation, maturity methodology.
The award comes after the international recognition of the e-Government transformation, maturity methodology adoption as a scientific paper in the 10th European Conference on e-Government -National Centre for Taxation Studies, University of Limerick, Ireland - June 2010.
The award was received by HE Engineer Ali bin Saleh Al-Soma YESSER e-Government program general manager at the awards ceremony of the future of e-Government in Asia, where the kingdom gained first place in the branch of the governmental best experience in e-Government in Asia.
Al-Soma attributed the achieved accomplishment to the program team work sincere efforts under the e-Government Program Higher Supervisory Committee guidance, consisting of His Excellency the Minister of Finance, His Excellency the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and His Excellency the Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission, which had a significant impact on the outline for collective action towards such an international recognition of the Kingdom great promising experience in e-Government.
"Such a coronation of our efforts gives us indications that the transition towards e-Government, which received all the leadership support is on the right track achieving the Kingdom's vision to shift to a knowledge society meets the various governmental services through electronic channels in an easily ways" - The e-Government Program General Director said. He added that the transformation measurement is one of the main tools that pave the way for the future plans, both at the e-Government national level, or even at the level of each governmental agency in the K.S.A.
"This achievement came after a great competition round among 869 nominations of governmental agencies representing 16 Asian countries" Eng. Suhail Mohammed Al. Almaee who developed such a scientific paper said. He emphasizes that "Measuring Transition to e-Government initiative” is a key initiative in the Program, recognized the necessity to develop a specific methodology to build the initiative upon which could be applied to fulfill the measurement objectives and this paper presents from several aspects: its genesis, objectives and methodology for measuring governmental agencies transformation toward e-Government, the mechanism for the implementation of such a methodology over the past two years, the presentation of results, future plans and lessons learned.
Eng. Al. Almaee the manager of the Strategic Planning & Supporting Initiatives Department in the program added that this paper can serve as a comprehensive methodology applied in both the short and long term to measure transformation of the public sector.