- First government in the world to establish X-Units across all entities
and first to embrace disruptive innovation in government enterprise -
Next move towards the future of government - disruptive, agile, iterative and
design centered government - Requires all government entities to
develop structured plans to deliver breakthrough and radical moonshots
within 1 month <end_indent>
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince
of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation,
today initiated planning for Dubai 10X with all of the Dubai government heads
to position the Emirate 10 years ahead of all other cities.
His Highness stated "Sheikh Mohammed no longer accepts being just number
one, we want to be 10 years ahead of all other cities".
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan said, "Traditionally, governments are known all
over the world to be resistant to change and bureaucratic organisations that
are last to adopt disruptive innovation. The future is a collection of ideas
and ambitions that are made and tested in experimental laboratories, and 10X
transforms Dubai into the world's largest laboratory for governments of the
The Dubai 10X sets the Government of Dubai on a mission to be 10 years
ahead of all other cities - hence the name 10X (with X symbolizing
experimental, out-of-the-box, future oriented, exponential thinking)
Placing Dubai 10X in context, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan stated, "The
future belongs to those who affect radical changes, not those who make minor,
gradual improvements. The future will not be as patient with us as the present.
Today, I am calling on all government leaders and employees to embrace
disruptive innovation and find new, creative and truly disruptive approaches
and technologies to delivering their mission rather than incremental and minor
His Highness further added "succeeding in advancing 10 years ahead of all
other governments requires all of us to adopt a culture of creative disruption,
allowing not only our tools and systems to be enhanced, but also our mindsets,
to be revamped, upgraded and open to embracing disruption."
Dubai government entities are required to produce plans for three specific
elements within one month:
1) Independent X-Units for each government entity. Each X-Unit need to find
ways to disrupt their own organization's practices and develop their own
moonshot solutions to deliver beyond their mission.
2) Trial and scale radically disruptive organizational structures, systems
and technologies to deliver on their respective missions. Each entity needs to
also reviewing and reconsider the traditional organizational structure and
hierarchies of government organizations and find new structures that facilitate
creative innovation and disruption.
3) Collaborating with and facilitating disruptive solutions and removing
regulatory obstacles: Develop processes and methodologies to work with truly
disruptive companies and start-ups that radically offer better services to
Dubai's residents to enable them to lead a happier life. Regulatory obstacles
facing such disruptive companies should also be removed to allow for their
His Highness finally added, "we want to achieve real, impactful and 10x
happiness outcomes for society and establish a unicorn government that becomes
a platform to deliver moonshots."
SOURCE: Dubai Future Foundation