DEWA hosts creativity lab

DEWA holds workshop to encourage creativity and new ideas

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By  Mark Sutton Published  September 1, 2016

DEWA has hosted a creativity lab workshop for its staff, to develop innovative ideas for the utility and to encourage creative thinking.

The workshop covered topics including 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and big data analytics.

The program included a keynote speech from HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and presentations from Rudolph Lohmeyer, Director of Global Business Policy Council at A. T. Kearney, who talked about Global Megatrends Outlook, and Sameer Areff, Chief Operating Officer, SAP Middle East and Africa, who discussed the future of utilities in light of developments in the IoT and Big Data.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said in his speech: "In our efforts to enhance Dubai's position as an international platform for innovation and creativity, and to achieve the Dubai Innovation Strategy to transform the Emirate into the most innovative city in the world, and to support the Dubai Plan 2021 to enhance Dubai's competitiveness, DEWA is working to enhance the Dubai Future Agenda, to establish the most efficient government in the world. We adopt a clear and integrated approach based on innovation, and work to achieve all objectives set by Dubai Government, while supporting ongoing Research and Development into new technologies to streamline government work.

"We have established a number of teams, under the theme of ‘Teams of the Future,' to discuss the future of various sectors, and implement the latest technologies, ensuring innovation, to lay down the foundations for the future of the Emirate," added Al Tayer.

Al Tayer also highlighted efforts to support Dubai's Innovation Centre, and DEWA's initiatives in clean energy, 3D Printing Strategy, smart metering and grids, and electric vehicle charging.

 "DEWA has included strategic objectives within its strategy map with a focus on envisioning the future, innovation, and the happiness of stakeholders. This is achieved by organising workshops that promote innovation. DEWA has developed an integrated strategy to stimulate innovative ideas and suggestions, which are major components of DEWA's corporate values. DEWA's Creativity Lab events are ideal platform to exchange expertise and share best international practices, in collaboration with international experts," said Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at DEWA.

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