Smart Dubai Office and RTA discuss smart city

Indepth meetings held to discuss planning and collaboration for Smart Dubai initiative

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Smart Dubai Office and RTA discuss smart city Executives from Smart Dubai Office and the RTA discussed how they can collaborate together for the Smart Dubai initiative.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 10, 2016

Smart Dubai Office (SDO) and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), have held an extended meeting to discuss areas of co-operation and joint activities to achieve Dubai's smart city goals.

The RTA is one of the founding strategic partners for Smart Dubai, and the meeting covered goals and strategy for Smart Dubai, and areas for partnership with public and private sector organisations.

HE Dr Aisha bin Butti Bin Bishr, SDO Director General, presented the road map for Smart Dubai and also discussed the important role of the RTA in achieving this road map.

"Putting our partnership into action is the basis of our success, and our goal is to facilitate and standardize the smart transformation process in all parts of the city. We have come a long way in the process of transforming Dubai into the world's smartest city, and so today we are here at the RTA to show you the developments at the Smart Dubai Office which is leading the way in terms of cooperating, overcoming obstacles, achieving integration at work and mobilizing creative ideas in one pot. We aim to provide common smart services for the public and private sectors which will reflect positively on the people of Dubai and ensure their happiness."

The delegation was received by HE Mattar Al Tayer, TRA Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors, in the presence of a number of assistant general managers and department directors and heads. The attendees listened to the explanation of the Office's road map which is swiftly and extensively moving forward in order to achieve the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world by 2017.

H.E. Younis Al Nasser, CEO of Dubai Data Establishment, praised the instrumental role of the RTA in the establishment of a smart city, and the importance of mobility and mobile solutions to the Smart Transformation Initiative. He also reviewed the main pillars of the initiative, and presented a summary of the benefits of open data to all stakeholders, and the role of Dubai Data in policy adoption and supervision, data classification as well as determining reference records, and compliance follow-up on data providers.

"Our ambition is to transform Dubai into the happiest city in the world at all levels and in all aspects of life by using innovative technology that provides smart services to make individuals happy," he added.

HE Wesam Al Abbas Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment, discussed the Smart Dubai Platform, and the latest updates to this central solution for smart initiatives. The smart platform will enable organisations to establish, update and develop their smart services themselves, and will be open to all individuals and entities. He added that the platform is designed to benefit everyone and aims to unify smart city services, massive data, cloud computing, and its own Internet of Things, as well as enable strategic partners to ensure that the private sector will benefit from the open and common data of the city.

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