The day we featured Col. Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi for the JUST ASK Influencer Interview Series, UAE DNA broke a staggering 600,000 plus views on his profile. It was an astounding feat considering he was the first person we put on the hot seat. You asked random questions from his favourite color to the intricacy of Smart Government Solutions where he heads a dedicated team for the Dubai Smart Services Department of the Dubai Police General Headquarters.
A total of nearly 300 questions were thrown to this busy man and some he would rather not answer for security reasons (and it would also be too long). But here are the questions that made it for this game changer that made him to our top list of influencer in UAE.
You ASKED, and Col. Khalid ALrazooqi JUST ANSWERED.
I’d like to ask if every Smart Application will be paid or if they will always be free?
What made you decide to become a policeman? Why did you choose to become one?
Since I was a child, I have always looked up to my father who was also a police officer. He set good examples for me and I saw that he was a very hard worker – so I decided to become a police officer just like him and now I specialized in information technology for Dubai.
Will government organisations work together to create a single unified app?
Currently there is a unified App called Dubai Now.
In digital media monitoring, which is essential in today’s world, do private conversations such as those on WhatsApp come under the fold of security?
We are so caring about the privacy in all media, but everything is monitored nowadays.
How can social media and individual cops bring the society and the police machinery closer together to build a safe and successful nation?
We have an excellent team working around the clock providing news and interacting with the public using social media and we are open to everyone who wants to communicate with us.
Hello. My name is Frances-Marie and I am 7 years old. Are there girls in Dubai Police?
Yes, we do have women police officers.
Dubai Police is very active on social media. It can’t be easy. It does a great job on social media. How is your social media team organised?
We do have a team working in shifts around the clock.
Also, what are your thoughts on outsourcing social media to agencies vs doing it inhouse?
I would prefer doing it in house as the team know better their business than other outsourced agency.
How have your vision for Goverment Smart Services translated into people, process and technology?
I see to it that I always listen to the people and their requests. It is also foremost to be looking into different best of practices around the world, on what may be current and try to implement it here in our country.
Will there be a special app for Dubai Expo 2020?
Yes, there will be.
How safe is Dubai, or UAE in general.
We are among the safest cities in the world.
What is SMART Government?
The implementation of a set of business processes and underlying information technology capabilities that enable information to flow seamlessly across government agencies and programs to become intuitive in providing high quality citizen services across all government programs and activity domains. In technology terms. It simply means we make everything connected, easy and flowing for all.
Is there a smart government market?
Is this Smart Government service cover Dubai only or all of UAE?
What is the timeline to make Dubai the smartest city in the world?
We have a deadline till 2018.
How will the government guarantee the maximum service level and availability to end users?
We do have a KPI for each service we provide and aiming to provide all kind of services using different channels.
How many hours of sleep do you get (on average)?
What is your favorite body part (on yourself) and why?
My mind. The mind because it is the main part which will give you ideas and think of better way to serve your country.
What type of products do you never go cheap on, for the sake of quality?
How often do you Google yourself?
Sometimes I do. But daily, I use Google daily.
In a scale of 1 to 10, how weird are you? 10 being the highest!
What did you want to become when you were just a child?
A pilot and police officer.
Would you rather… live without music or without TV?
What was your first job? And how old were you when you had your first paying job?
Police officer 19 years old.
What car do you have now? And what was your first car?
Nissan Maxima first.
Range Rover now.
Do you have pets?
What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?’
What do you do the first thing in the morning? Upon waking up.
What do you do as a hobby? Or what is your “ME TIME”?
Diving, football, watching movies, reading.
Name 3 destinations that you would bring your guest or visitors in UAE.
Japan, USA, Argentine.
What kind of music do you listen?
Classic, Pop, international.
What is your mobile phone make?
iPhone, Samsung Edge.
What watch do you wear?
One drink that you must have – to go through the day.
One meal/food that you can’t live without.
Would you rather buy a plane? Or a yatch? WHY.
Plane. Yes, to fly around the world at any time.
Dream destination. Where do you want to go visit outside UAE?
Japan, Korea, Brazil.
What do you eat for breakfast?
Can you cook? What would you prepare for me if I go to your house and you have to prepare a meal for me?
Yes, I can – rice, pasta.
If you won a lottery of 10 million AED … what would you do with the money?
Part of the money will go for charity and the rest will go for investment.
If you worked in a restaurant, what role would you want?
What do you like most of UAE?
Our rulers, government, people.
If given the chance to meet the President of UAE … what would you tell him?
‘Thank you for all what you did.’