With the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Government Office of Information and Communication Technologies and Microsoft Dominicana, work will be done to facilitate the implementation of digital transformation in government entities, in order to improve the quality of life of Dominicans.
In this sense, Microsoft, with more than twenty years of significant presence in the Dominican Republic and the OGTIC, will start working on an “action plan” to strengthen innovation in the institutions of the Dominican State.
Pedro Quezada, general director of the OGTIC, and Ana Patricia Mejía, Microsoft’s representative in the country, agreed that the action plan to be executed will contemplate the use of technology to provide better access to distance education, institutional interoperability, transparency and digital identity.
The agreement includes the implementation of Digital Innovation Laboratories, Government Datawarehouse, Software Factory, Smart Cities, Solution Assessment to the OGTIC and government institutions and Technical Training in the use of technologies to streamline processes in obtaining services.
The signing ceremony was also attended by the Microsoft Manager for the Caribbean, Mr. Herbert Lewy, who congratulated the initiative and urged the government agencies of the Dominican Republic to join this agreement, for the digital transformation of the services offered by the State to all its citizens.
The main axes of the action plan to be developed include the digitalization of public services, the national open data framework, strengthening of infrastructure, national cybersecurity plan, cloud use regulations, among others.