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Directors of SDO meet to discuss progress of Smart Dubai

The board of director of Smart Dubai Office has held its third meeting to discuss progress for the Smart Dubai project.
The board of director of Smart Dubai Office has held its third meeting to discuss progress for the Smart Dubai project.

The Board of Directors of Smart Dubai Office (SDO) has held its third meeting as part of its efforts to align all Dubai government organisations with the Smart Dubai project.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board, led the meeting, which discussed the progress made with the project, including its new corporate brand.

"We adopt general policies, strategic plans and initiatives on information technology and smart government in Dubai, to ensure a smart transformation, the continuity of innovation, the supervision and provision of guidance for smart transformation, and smart technology in general. We also work to approve joint initiatives, projects, and services that facilitate smart transformation in coordination with the relevant government bodies. This supports the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai," said Al Tayer.

Al Tayer emphasised the importance of combining efforts in the near future to focus on tracking the implementation of all the initiatives through the various performance indicators to achieve HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's vision of transforming Dubai into to the smartest city in the world by 2017.

HE Dr. Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr, Director General of SDO, outlined the progress of work related to the implementation of major decisions, initiatives and projects including the adoption of a new corporate brand, to meet the objectives set by SDO to provide smart and innovative e-services to all categories of society, while relying on qualified staff, and advanced working procedures and technical systems, that meet international standards of quality and best practices.

SDO board members also visited Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (DEWA)'s Cyber Defence Centre, a specialist cyber defence centre which is tasked with protection of DEWA's assets from cyber

The third meeting of the SDO's board was attended by HE Ahmed Mohammed bin Humaidan, Vice Chairman, and board members HE Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, HE Yousef Al Shebani, General Director of Dubai Centre for E-Security, Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of SDO, Colonel Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, Director General of Smart Services Department at Dubai Police, Mohammed Abdullah Al Zafeen, Director of IT Department at Dubai Municipality, and Younis Abdul Aziz Al Nasser, Assistant Director General of SDO.