DEWA signs MoU with SAP
The MoU supports DEWA’s efforts to contribute to the sustainable development of Dubai
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAP, to improve its services of availability, reliability and efficiency.
The MoU was signed at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.
The MoU was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, and Steve Tzikakis, senior vice president and general manager for South Europe, Middle East and Africa at SAP.
DEWA's Al Tayer said: "The MoU translates the strategic partnership between DEWA and SAP, and underlines DEWA's commitment to cooperating with local and international organisations to adopt best practices in government work.
"It will accelerate the implementation of our three smart initiatives: Shams Dubai, Smart Applications and Meters, and the Green Charger, to effectively contribute to the sustainable development of Dubai, and deliver innovative services to our customers by providing smart, real-time, and seamless services, anytime, anywhere, to make society happier," he added.
The collaboration will exchange knowledge to enhance cooperation in innovation, the infrastructure for smart meters, electric vehicle charging stations, the Internet of Things, smart home applications and big data analysis.
Tayfun Topkoc, managing director at SAP UAE commented: "DEWA is at the forefront of the utilities industry worldwide and a key driver of the Smart Dubai vision. We are very proud to enter into a strategic partnership with DEWA; having the opportunity to influence the lives of the citizens of this great city."
DEWA is the first organisation in the Middle East to apply the SAP system for risk management and adopt ISO 31000-certified global best practices and the integrated management systems in enterprise risk management.