Second meeting of Dubai Smart City board held

Board of Directors of Dubai Smart City Office meets to discuss progress

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Second meeting of Dubai Smart City board held The board of the Dubai Smart City Office met to discuss progress towards making Dubai the smartest city in the world by 2017.
By  Mark Sutton Published  February 3, 2016

The Board of Directors of Dubai Smart City Office (DSCO) has held its second meeting, to discuss plans for making Dubai the smartest city in the world.

The meeting, which was chaired by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board, heard updates on the major projects for the initiative and how the different government departments are working together on the project.

"In line with the orientations and aspirations of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as his futuristic vision, which seeks to delight people, become among the leading pioneers and fulfil the requirements of the global competitiveness indices with a view to achieving the overall sustainable development in accordance with the world's best standards, we are working as one team with all government entities and seeking to forge partnerships with all public and private sectors in implementation of the general policies, strategies, initiatives and standards that support the goal for Dubai to become the smartest city in the world," Al Tayer said.

"Dubai's name is currently coupled with positive energy, which is the prime engine behind the ability to achieve and make success, in line with our prudent leadership's ideology and keenness to encourage creativity and innovation. This prompts us to work diligently to make Dubai a role model for smart cities worldwide," he added.

Al Tayer said that it is important to keep tracking the progress made against the performance indicators which have been established for smart cities.

HE Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of DSCO, outlined the progress of work related to the implementation of major decisions, initiatives and projects including Dubai data project and Dubai smart platform.

"Dubai has turned into a remarkable global model in terms of the size of its unique and impressive achievements. Dubai has become not only a world-class financial and commercial hub that connects the world's cultures and civilizations but also an example to follow in smart transformation at the global level in continuation of the march of excellence led by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai," she said.

During the meeting, Wesam Al Abbas Lootah, CEO of Dubai Smart Government Establishment (DSG), presented the organisational structure of all DSG sectors and the harmony of DSG strategy with DSCO. This consists of four major domains: connected services for businesses and individuals; enabling services for Dubai City; shared government apps and shared infrastructure for Dubai City, and includes distinctive smart strategic projects to be carried out in 2016 and 2017.

Lootah also mentioned the most important objectives and projects that have already come into effect. The strategy is aimed in its entirety at bringing happiness to corporate and individual customers and increasing their trust in smart services, by reducing the time and time and cost thereby contributing effectively to Dubai's transformation into the smartest city in the world.

The meeting also included a presentation by Younis Abdul Aziz Al Nasser, Assistant Director General of DSCO, on the progress of work of Dubai data project and the development made in all its phases.

The DSCO's board also discussed a number of other relevant topics including the executive plans for all smart transformation initiatives and projects; achievements and workflow.

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