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Friday, February 17 2017 - 08:24
Dubai 10X - Dubai Crown Prince Directs all Government Entities to Disrupt Themselves and Position it 10 Years Ahead of all Other Cities
DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    - 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 
uninterrupted operations.

    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