Dubai dubbed as a leader in driving a digital economy
The themed majlis focused on "Citizens of the Future: Run Live, Run Happy"
Dubai's government has been called a global leader in fostering a start-up approach to drive citizen happiness and achieving a knowledge-based digital economy, government and smarter technologies.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman, Smart Dubai Office, His Excellency Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Dubai, Her Excellency Dr.Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, His Excellency Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General, Dubai Land, and Bill McDermott, CEO of global technology company SAP, attended the majlis, which was themed as "Citizens of the Future: Run Live, Run Happy".
"In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai - which goes beyond the present to predict the future - we aim to make Dubai the smartest city on earth by 2017," said His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
"The vision of the Smart Dubai initiative has been translated into reality because we have always been committed to adopt a collaborative approach with our strategic partners from the public and private sectors, aiming at making Dubai the smartest city on earth and a making it a global benchmark for smart cities in all domains and according to best international standards. The Smart Dubai Office, through data sharing and constructive cooperation of all stakeholders, leads Dubai's smart city transformation.
"We are leveraging the best technologies and implementing the latest innovations to consistently improve quality of life and to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world. We exert every effort to consolidate and synergise strengths in an unprecedented manner fostering fruitful cooperation between the public and government sectors at all levels and in all aspects of life including economy, environment, health care, public transportation, open data and continuous education," added His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
In line with Dubai Plan 2021, the Smart Dubai Office is driving a citywide and government-wide digital transformation, with the aim of making Dubai into the happiest city on the planet. Enterprise application software provider SAP, co-innovates with the UAE government agencies, such as DEWA and FEWA, and exchanges best practices with more than 4,500 governments worldwide through the SAP Future Cities platform.