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Under HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the DQG Conference & Awards Ceremony concluded for 2023




66 winners from government and private sectors in UAE, Saudi, Oman and India.

• 14 Winners won the 13th cycle of the Global Continual Improvement Award.

• 17 winners Emirati, Entrepreneurs & corporate won the 19th Cycle of the Emirates Women Award.

• 21 Winners won the 16th cycle of the Ideas Arabia International Award.

• 14 Winners won the 10th cycle of the UAE Ideas Award.

27 November 2023, Dubai, UAE.; Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, the Dubai Quality Group Conference and Awards Ceremony concluded, by honouring 66 winners from UAE, Saudi, Oman and India. The ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Dubai Police Officers Club.

The winners were honoured at the Awards ceremony by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the patronge of DQG alongside Dr. Hazaa Khalfan Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Dubai Quality Group, in prsence of H.E. Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, H.E. Major General Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ajman Police, H.E. Major General Maktoum Al Sharifi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Police, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Head of the Port and Customs Department in Ajman, and H.E. Major General Salem Ali Mubarak Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Resources and Services. Support - Ministry of Interior, H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, His Excellency Omar Bu Shehab, Executive Director of the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment, H.E. Engineer Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Muwaiji, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Omar Mohammed Lootah , Director General of the Ajman Transport Authority, H.E. Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of the Department of Lands and Properties, along with a distinguished group of senior leadership figures in the UAE.

(Sponsors appreciation)

Dubai Quality Group extends gratitude to the sponsors who contributed to the success of the Awards Ceremony. The sponsors have been honoured by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, as follows, The Dubai Police General Headquarters was honoured for sponsoring the Annual Awards Ceremony. The honour was received by H.E. Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief, of Dubai Police. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), is the main sponsor. The Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA), the honour was received by Mr. Khalid Issa Buhumaid, Senior Vice President of Government Relations at EGA, and the IFFCO Foundation, the honour was received by Mrs. Ola Fayed, Director General of IFCO. The Dubai Customs, The honour was received by H.E Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation. The Gulf News is the official media partner of Dubai Quality Group Events.

(Winners appreciation)

The ceremony culminated with awards to the winners of all four awards, marking a momentous occasion for excellence, innovation, and women's empowerment in the UAE and the GCC.

The honoured winners of the 13th cycle of the Global Continual Improvement Award are as follows:

Lean 6 Sigma

· The winning case study is (reducing accident deaths) - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

· The winning case study is (Increase Pot life in Maylong pots in ATDX lines)-Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)

Happiness & Engagement

· The winning case study is, (Together for Happiness) -Dubai Police General Head Quarters

· The winning case study is, (Happiness Makers Team) - Ajman Tourism Development Department

· The winning case study is, (A project to improve customer experience and reduce effort) - Dubai Municipality

Kaizen & Innovation – Services

· The winning case study is, (Future Makers Project) - Ajman Chamber

· The winning case study is, (National Productivity Program - Modon) - Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones "MODON"

Kaizen & Innovation – Manufacturing

· The winning case study is, (Increase casting capacity of DC-5 caster -Tamayaz 1174) - Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)

· The winning case study is, (Improving FTR% of Projects) - OQ Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (OQ RPI)

Best Practices in Management – Services

· The winning case study is, (Institutional integration system) - General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai

· The winning case study is, (Fake disconnection of ring switches - Asir Electricity Administration) - Saudi Electricity Company

· The winning case study is, (Don't worry about the "Nayef and Al-Ras District Collar Initiative") - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

Best Practices in Management – Manufacturing

· The winning case study is, (Continous Improvement Program Deployment-" Operational Excellence") - OQ, the Global Integrated Energy Group

· The winning case study is, (Optimization of Tyre Consumption in Mobile Vehicles) - Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)

· It was followed by the announcement of the winners of 19th cycle of Emirates Women Award:

The honoured winners of the 19th Emirates women award are as follows:

Women Empowerment Category

· Dubai Police General Head Quarters

· Emirates Global Aluminium

Leadership Category

· Dr. Sumaya Mohamed Alblooshi

· Colonel / Thuraya Ali Salem Alhashmi

Professional Category

· Georgette Yousef

· Mozah Khameis Aldhanhani

Employee Category

· Amina Sayed Alhashmi

· Mariam Ibrahim Almansoori

Young Employee Category

· Afra Harib Alnuaimi

· Mouzah Mosabbah Qareiny

Entrepreneur Category

· Dima Salman Faraj

Business Category

· Sima Ganwani Ved

· Sinimol Noushad Noushad

Social Work Category

· Dr. Fatima Obaid Al Shamsi

· Fatma Ahmad Abuhajir

Innovation Category

· Eng. Shaikha Salim Al-Ali

The Culture & Art Category

· Salha Obaid Hassan

The announcement of the winners of 16th cycle of Idea Arabia International Award are as follows:

Smart Services

· The winning idea is (Collecting and managing assets and property through augmented reality and 3D reality modeling) - Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones "MODON"

· The winning idea is (Bus on demand – a sustainable innovative project) - Transport Authority - Ajman Government

Technology

· The winning idea is (RPA Smart Customs Broker Initiative) - Ajman Department Of Ports and Customs

Customer Happiness

· The winning idea is (Housing services matrix) - Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment

· The winning idea is (Customer voice council) - Dubai Municipality

Giving Initiative

· The winning idea is (Punitive institutions) - Sharjah Police HQ

Financial

· The winning idea is (Stars of rationalization electronic program) - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

Special need support

· The winning idea is (Ithraa system to support the integration of people of determination) - Abu Dhabi Police – GHQ – HR Sector

Professional talent

· The winning idea is (Talents in public leadership) - Abu Dhabi Police – GHQ – HR Sector

Media market & Awareness

· The winning idea is (Supervising media coverage and marketing) - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

Process Efficiency

· The winning idea is (Employing artificial intelligence to automate financial operations using a robot) - Ministry of Interior - Financial Affairs Admin

Educational & Training

· The winning idea is (Academic Diploma in Applied Explosives Science and Ammunition Technology) - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

Organisational Cultural

· The winning idea is (I Can Wow) - AWR Mobility Services

Health & Safety

· The winning idea is (Safety excellence to reach zero harm) - JSW Steel Limited – Salem Works

Empowering Sustainability

· The winning idea is (manufacture of paver block from steel slag) - JSW Steel Limited – Salem Works

Added value to product or service

· The winning idea is (Smart Real Estate Valuation Initiative) - Dubai Land Department

Green initiative

· The winning idea is (Sadeem project) - Ajman Police GHQ

Best Innovation System Coordinator

· The winning idea is (Mohammed Al Hammadi - Al Dhafra Municipality) - Al-Dhafra Municipality

Best Article Supporting Innovation

· The winning idea is (Design and development of unique chemical solutions that include 26 rapidly mutating male genes)- Dubai Police General Head Quarters

Best Shared Idea

· The winning idea is (Developing a verification code system in text messages) - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

Executive innovation Leader

· The winning idea is (His Excellency Major General Sheikh Sultan - Ajman Police) - Ajman Police GHQ

dea of the Year

· The winning idea is (Ghayath's vehicle) - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

It was followed by the announcement of the winners of 10th cycle of UAE Ideas Award:

Voluntary & Humanitarian Work

· The winning idea is (Workers' Rights Initiative) - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

Promoting National Identity

· The winning idea is (Leadership model for localization)- General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai

Promoting the Arabic Language

· The winning idea is (The state of the Arabic language and its future) - Ministry of Culture & Youth

Environment (Green Applications)

· The winning idea is (I-Serve self-service project) - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

· The winning idea is (Electric taxis) - Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority

Encouragement, Participation & Empowerment of Citizens

· The winning idea is (Quality of life system for empowerment and encouragement) - Abu Dhabi Police – GHQ – HR Sector

Marketing & Representing the UAE Abroad

· The winning idea is (Dubai Police participation in the 1000 mile race in Europe) - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

· The winning idea is (The UAE National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale) - Ministry of Culture & Youth

Smart Government & Digital Transformation

· The winning idea is (Dubai Taxi Smart Operation Control and Data Analysis Center) - Dubai Taxi Corporation

Inventions

· The winning idea is (Smart School Bus) - Abu Dhabi Police – GHQ

· The winning idea is (Ghayath's vehicle) - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

Best Innovation Teamwork

· The winning idea is (Dubai Police\Innovation Team) - Dubai Police General Head Quarters

Best Shared Idea

The winning idea is (Smart travel) - General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai


“We are proud to celebrate the winners at this annual awards ceremony, under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who has always supported the group. with His Highness’s directives of innovation and excellence, the group was able to enhance its vision, which resulted in generating 325 submissions from significant governmental and private entities from the region, honouring 66 winners from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and India. This witness that the group’s awards are a platform for recognising the leading distinguished companies in the region, as it is a hub of innovation and excellence internationally. Which contributed to launch the Artificial Intelligence Emirates Awards and the Medical Excellence Emirates Awards.” Dr. Hazza Khalfan Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Quality Group, said.

(Speakers)

The ceremony commenced with inspiring speeches from distinguished speakers, Mr. Eugene Mayne, Dr. Rami Shaheen and Mr. Saqr Al Humeiri. These speakers, whose insights captivated the audience, were also recognized for their significant contributions to the event by Dr. Hazza Khalfan Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Quality Group.

(Jury & Assessors appreciation)

Furthermore, the ceremony acknowledged the dedication of the esteemed jury and assessors responsible for evaluating the submissions for the four awards.

Global Continual Improvement Award Committee

· Eng. Mustafa Al-Balushi – CI Subgroup Chairman

· Colonel Samira Alali – CI Subgroup Vice Chair

· Eng. Ahmed Al Balushi – CI Subgroup General Secretary

· Ahmed Al Mahmood - CI Subgroup Member

· Major Eng. Omar Alkhaja - CI Subgroup Member

· Rathin Khandhadia - CI Subgroup Member

· Balaji Nagabhushan - CI Subgroup Member

· Waleed Mazen - CI Subgroup Member

Emirates Women Award

· Dr. Rassel Kassem – Head of Emirate Women Award

· H.H. Sheikha Dr. Shamma Bint Mohamed Bint Khalid Al Nahyan – Head of Jury

· Sheikha Dr. Alia Humaid Al Qassimi - Jury Member

· H.E. Dr. Mariam Mattar - Jury Member

· Dr. Fatima Al Joker - Jury Member

· Major Anoud Ahmed Al Saadi - Jury Member

Ideas Arabia International Award & UAE Ideas Award

· Dr. Arif Fadhel – Head of the Awards

· Dr. Kamal Eldin Salih – Jury Member

. Ahmad Mohammad Almulla – Jury Member

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