Pioneers Investors – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, affirmed that the development of the digital economy is a major priority for the UAE government, which believes that young minds and national experiences are the basis for creating a prosperous digital future based on science, knowledge, innovation and technology. Its successful experience in digital and technological transformation in the country will be the main pillar of its strategic plans and developmental path over the coming years and decades.
This came on the occasion of His Highness’ launch of the “National Program for Programmers” to provide a comprehensive program for a package of national initiatives aimed at developing talent, expertise and innovative projects specialized in programming, and accelerating the adoption of its applications and tools in various economic and future sectors, in addition to creating a close link between the programmer’s community and government agencies. Private and academic.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said on Twitter:
“Today, we launched a national program for programmers in cooperation with Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, IBM, HS, Linkedin, Nvidia and Facebook… The goal Training and attracting 100,000 programmers, creating 1,000 major digital companies within 5 years… and increasing investment directed at startups from 1.5 billion to 4 billion dirhams.
His Highness added through Twitter: “The National Program for Programmers is a new step to build our digital economy within our new national plans… The world is changing… The speed of digital change is multiplying… And the shape of the economy will differ… And the nature of professions will change… And survival will be for the most prepared. Speed and keeping pace with the new changes in our world.
His Highness continued, “I tell our young people that the future has new tools… and speaks a different language… and will work in a virtual environment… and we want them to be at the heart of this future.”
His Highness said: “We want the National Program for Programmers to engage digital communities at the local level in the process of digital transformation in the UAE, elevate its leading and global role in designing the future, and embrace talent, entrepreneurs, academics and emerging and global companies, in order to enhance its leading position globally in various future investment fields.”
His Highness added: “We want to attract the best international programmers to the UAE and we will provide them with the necessary infrastructure to develop innovative ideas that serve the world … We seek to establish 1,000 new companies in the field of the digital economy in the country within 5 years … and we will support Emirati programmers to be among the global elite.” In their field … we will use the promising experiences and energies to develop 10 platforms for community and humanitarian projects in the UAE.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum directed all government agencies in the UAE to support national and international talent in the field of programming, and to work with legislative bodies, business incubators, investment companies, universities and research centers to support initiatives and projects based on programming that contribute to developing the skills of local cadres, and updating laws. Legislative support to face the rapid changes and meet new requirements and challenges in the field of technology.
The National Program for Programmers, which will be supervised by the Artificial Intelligence Office in the UAE government, aims to support the national initiatives and future strategies of the UAE aimed at developing the capabilities of national talent and attracting skilled people.
Digital companies from around the world, and provide the necessary infrastructure to establish and expand the number of companies based on innovation. The program also contributes to providing the opportunity for entrepreneurs, project owners and startups specialized in the field of programming to support the digital transformation process in various key sectors, and to provide opportunities for cooperation with government and private agencies in the UAE and abroad to implement promising ideas and turn them into integrated projects.