Smart Dubai participates in SCEWC

Showcase of Dubai's smart city achievements at Smart Cities Expo and World Congress

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Smart Dubai participates in SCEWC Smart Dubai Office took a delegation of 14 partner entities to the Smart Cities Expo and World Congress in Barcelona.
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 23, 2016

Smart Dubai Office has participated in the annual Smart Cities Expo and World Congress in Barcelona, to share the achievements of Dubai in smart transformation.

Smart Dubai was accompanied by 14 strategic partners, and highlighted a number of different projects which are either in place or underway in Dubai.

The SCEWC is an international summit to discuss urban transformation through technology. The event includes showcases and discussions of the latest technological advances, social achievements, urban issues, social and ecological challenges, new forms of economic development, and innovative forms of citizen governance.

"The Start Dubai delegation to the Smart Cities Expo has been an important milestone in our journey, and I am proud to congratulate all of our partners on a successful visit," Her Excellency Dr Aisha bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, said.

"This week, Dubai demonstrated to the world the impressive accomplishments which we have delivered in a very short time, by working together with a shared vision for our city," Her Excellency said. "Throughout the Congress, city and industry leaders repeatedly emphasized the importance of collaboration to achieve a smart city, which has been a cornerstone of Dubai's strategy from day one," she said. "In Barcelona, Dubai showed that we are leading among smart cities with an inclusive, comprehensive and collaborative citywide effort that is now a new global best practice."

International leaders including the President of Catalonia and the Mayor of Barcelona, as well as delegations from Malaysia, Denmark, the UK, and several international vendors, toured the Smart Dubai stand to learn from the smart services and initiatives already delivering time-saving, cost reductions, and quality of life benefits for Dubai residents, tourists, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers.

Among the projects and initiatives that were highlighted during Dubai’s participation at SCEWC were the Smart Dubai Platform; DubaiNow app and platform; the Department of Economic Development’s Saad artificial intelligence; Dubai Chamber’s StartupHub; Creatopia by Dubai Culture; Dubai Customs Portal; DEWA’s Shams Dubai, Smart Grid and electric vehicle charging stations; Salama by Dubai Health Authority; Dubai Municipality Smart Portal; Dubai Police’s app and robot policeman; KHDA smart services and parent-school contract system; and Dubai Silicon Oasis’ smart city pilot projects.

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