Public Authority for Civil Information, Kuwait
As a GIS expert, and project manager working for the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) in Kuwait, Maher is working in the last 20 years in GIS field. He worked in multiple disciplines in many organizations which vary from esri distributors, private consultancy, and government organizations. Maher worked under the umbrella of international donors support for different countries including Jordan, Yemen, Egypt, and Syria.
Maher is taking care of many innovative projects for PACI which include the implementation of Big Data, and machine learning projects the empower the GIS services provided by PACI. Maher has a GISP, PMI-PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, and esri enterprise system design associate professional certificates.
Value realization from Geo-enabling government services
Government services are often served based on available data to provide a specific verify to consumers. Providing a public GIS based search engine using the organization business and address data opened new opportunities. One important opportunity is the encouragement of startup businesses to build new apps, and offer better services.
The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) has released Kuwait Finder web and mobile app. This app, and the shared partners apps allowed PACI to innovate a new government service which is the creation of live traffic map for State of Kuwait.
This innovation has implemented a real-time, and Big Data technology augmented with machine learning algorithms to predict and generate the traffic map. This exercise proved the benefit of using GIS based apps to government services and demonstrated the business value of such approach.