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Author: Dr Ali M. Al-Khouri 


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Chapters in Critical Insights From A Practitioner Mindset have been grouped into four categories: (1) the New digital economy; (2) e-government practices; (3) identity and access management; and (4) identity systems implementation. These areas are considered to be crucial subsets that will shape the upcoming future and influence successful governance models.

Critical Insights From A Practitioner Mindset is eminently readable and covers management practices in the government field and the efforts of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the United Arab Emirates government. The book is key reading for both practitioners and decision-making authorities.


Key Features

  • Is highly practical and easy to read.
  • Comprehensive, detailed and through theoretical and practical analysis.
  • Covers issues, and sources rarely accessed, on books on this topic.



Scholars, practitioners, business executives and government/economic policy makers worldwide, and especially those with an interest in the Middle East.

ISBN (print):                978-1-909287-59-4

ISBN (digital PDF):     978-1-909287-60-0

ISBN (epub):               978-1-909287-61-7

ISBN (mobi):               978-1-909287-62-4

Publication date:         June 2013

Territorial rights:         worldwide

Number of pages:       302

Size (print):                 234mm x 156mm

Readership:                university and professional

BIC2 code(s):             KJMP, KJMV8, KNTX, JPP

BISAC code(s):          TEC062000, BUS032000


The new digital economy

Emerging markets and digital economy: building trust in the virtual world

Biometrics technology and the new economy: a review of the field and the case of the United Arab Emirates

E-government practices

PKI in government digital identity management systems

An innovative approach for e-government transformation

PKI in government identity management systems

PKI technology: a government experience

The role of digital certificates in contemporary government systems

Identity and access management

Optimizing identity and access management (IAM) frameworks

Towards federated identity management across GCC: a solution's framework

Contemporary identity systems implementation

Re-thinking enrolment in identity schemes

Targeting results: lessons learned from UAE National ID Program



Dr Al-Khouri is the Director General (Under Secretary) of the Emirates Identity Authority: a federal government organisation established in 2004 to rollout and manage the national identity management infrastructure program in the United Arab Emirates. He has been involved in the UAE national identity card program since its early conceptual phases during his work with the Ministry of Interior. He has also been involved in many other strategic government initiatives in the past 22 years of his experience in the government sector.

He holds an engineering doctorate degree in strategic and large scale programs management from Warwick University, UK; Masters Degree (M.Sc.) in Information Management from Lancaster University, UK; and a Bachelors Degree (B.Sc., Hons.) from Manchester University, UK. He is also a member in several academic and professional institutions. He is an active researcher in the field of advanced technology implementation in the government sector, and the approaches to reinventing governments and revolutionising public sector services and electronic business. He has published more than 50 research articles in various areas of applications in the past 10 years.



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