Embracing technology on ENS’ second wave of transformation

Abdulrahman Khaiwi, Head of IT at Emirates National Schools, describes how the school is embracing the second wave of its digital transformation.

Emirates National Schools (ENS) aims to provide students with educational programmes that develop character, use technology to improve learning, and prepare students to be leaders and community members.

Formed by Presidential Decree and owned by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, ENS first opened its doors in 2002 in Mohammed Bin Zayed City. Since 2002, the school has grown to six campuses, serving the Emirate of Abu Dhabi with locations in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Al Ain City, and Abu Dhabi City, while ENS also includes campuses serving the Emirates of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah and its latest campus in Dubai. 

ENS’ Head of Information Technology, Abdulrahman Khaiwi, has more than 36 years of experience in the IT industry and most recently spent 25 years at the head office of telecommunications company Etisalat.

Joining ENS in 2017, Khaiwi spoke with Technology Magazine in 2020 about the process of implementing a smarter, more efficient way of delivering IT to the classroom, utilising a ‘four-pillared’ scheme to focus the transformation, focusing on planning, people, vendor management and customer-centricity.

Now, Khaiwi is leading the schools’ second wave of digital transformation, focusing on modern solutions, enhanced service delivery, and proper security controls to enhance business offerings and add value to students, parents, and staff. 

 

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