Khaled El Attar is leading Egypt’s Digital Transformation Program.He serves in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology as the Vice Minister for Administrative Development,Digital Transformation and Automation since June 2018. He also holds the position of the Head of IT Infrastructure Sector at MCIT since 2015.El Attar has more than 35 years of experience in the field of Informatics, supervising the implementation of more than 150 projects in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Germany, and the USA. For more than 28 years, he has held multiple managerial positions at IBM, as well as Raya Holding, and lectured at Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering.El Attar has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with honors, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), in addition to a Master’s degree in Research at the University of Liverpool. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Change Management at Liverpool University.
The discussion will focus on the preconditions, needs and challenges in developing human-centric and effective digital public services in Africa. The session aims to share practical experiences, good practices and lessons learnt based on real-life examples of developing digital public services in different African countries. This session is organised by the AU-EU D4D Hub, an EU funded project that supports African institutions to create an enabling environment for an inclusive digital transformation.