Dubai cements aims of becoming world’s first truly smart city
Smart Dubai has announced the Dubai Data Private Sector Strategy and Policy today, which was designed to enable a data ecosystem, foster stronger collaboration between the public and private sectors, and drive Dubai’s ambition toward becoming a data-driven 100% paperless smart city.
The emirate is leading an ambitious and advanced data initiative as part of its journey towards becoming a data-driven smart city, working together with stakeholders from both the private and public sectors.
The launch ceremony brought together local and international senior executives and leaders from across the private and public sectors to discuss opportunities in the four dimensions of a fully optimised, data-driven ecosystem: Governance and Regulation; Technology and Operations; Commercialisation; and People and Engagement.
H.E. Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai, said: “Data is the true wealth of communities; it is an exceptionally effective instrument to achieve sustainable development, and serves as a solid foundation for decision-making.
“It gives me great pride to say that Dubai is one of the world’s most developed and fastest-growing cities in the data sector, and Smart Dubai is committed to developing plans and strategies that maintain that growth momentum and align with the leadership’s vision for the UAE Centennial 2071.
“Our emirate has led a steadfast journey towards harnessing the power of data and building a robust infrastructure to put data at the heart of future smart-city plans.
“In fact, the Dubai Data Private Sector Strategy and Policy follow the successful implementation of the Dubai Data Policies at government entities.”
Smart Dubai has expressed a commitment to develop monetizable use cases between key retail partners; and finally, under People and Engagement, Smart Dubai has partnered with Property Finder to create new data products for a vital economic segment.
In addition to launching the Data Science Lab, which seeks to develop data science skills in Dubai and foster collaboration among the data science community in the emirate to identify and explore opportunities that will support the creation of a data ecosystem.
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