Dubai unveils digital wealth initiative, IoT strategy

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Staff Report

Dubai – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the flagship Dubai Internet of Things (IoT) Strategy, and the Data Wealth initiative to safeguard the emirate’s digital wealth and award Dubai Digital Certificates to outstanding government and private entities.
The initiative, which was launched at Smart Dubai headquarters at the Dubai Design District, d3, was attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
“Dubai’s push to build the future today has helped establish a digital infrastructure that is now a strategic national asset in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” said Sheikh Mohammed. “It is a fortune that all stakeholders in the Dubai government must work together to preserve. The Dubai Digital Certificates and the Dubai IoT Strategy mark the official launch of smart living in the emirate and we have directed all government institutions to cooperate and fully implement the initiatives by the year 2021.”
Sheikh Mohammed said that Dubai Digital Certificates are the benchmark against which all smart services in Dubai should be evaluated to preserve Data Wealth, as he accepted the first certificate presented by Dr. Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr, Director-General of the Smart Dubai Office, SDO.
Dr. Aisha bin Bishr said, “We will be unveiling a comprehensive roadmap to guide the implementation of the Data Wealth initiative, the Dubai Digital Certificates and the Dubai IoT Strategy. We are thus setting the foundation for the emirate’s smart digital transformation, and taking another step towards a better life and promising future for our people.”
“Dubai stands out as a preferred destination for business, work and tourism,” Dr Aisha continued, “which has transformed our society into a rich and diverse mix of cultures and nationalities. When we launched Smart Dubai three years ago, we sought to enable people to make use of the vast amounts of data generated every day in one of the busiest cities in the world. Today, as we launch the Dubai IoT Strategy, we provide the people of Dubai with an unmatched smart lifestyle. The Dubai Digital Certificates safeguard our data wealth and provide greater safety and security. We are committed to working with our government and private-sector partners in Dubai to play our part in the UAE Centennial 2071.” – abdulbasit@theuaenews.com