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Dubai Moves One Step Closer to a Smart City

Smart Dubai reveals 14 most data compliant entities

TLME News Service

Smart Dubai has revealed a list of the 14 entities that achieved the best results in the first half of the ‘Data First, The City’s Data Challenge’, launched to recognise entities that will make the most contributions in terms of providing their respective data to the Dubai Pulse platform, and will help foster a data ecosystem within their entities making Dubai a truly ‘smart city’.

A total of 35 government and semi-government entities have joined ‘Data First, The City’s Data Challenge’, revealing the significant and growing turnout witnessed by the six-month competition.

Launched on July 14, 2019, the challenge brings together government and semi-government data partners, in a bid to encourage all stakeholders to multiply their efforts to gather and present data.

It seeks to highlight the value that data brings to the emirate, underlining the importance of collaborative efforts in data management, collection and insight generation.

This, in turn, allows Dubai to produce more innovative use cases to support the leadership, as well as government and private entities, in their decision-making process.

As of the Challenge’s halfway mark, the 14 most data-compliant entities scored compliance rates ranging from 87% to 98%.

  • - Dubai Municipality: 98%
  • - Dubai Health Authority: 96%
  • - Dubai Land Department: 95%
  • - Dubai Sports Council: 94%
  • - Legal Affairs Department: 94%
  • - Dubai Economic Development: 93%
  • - Road and Transport Authority: 93%
  • - Dubai Statistics Centre: 92%
  • - Department of Finance: 91%
  • - Dubai Electricity and Water Authority: 91%
  • - Dubai Culture: 90%
  • - Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment: 90%
  • - Dubai Courts: 88%
  • - Dubai Maritime City Authority: 87%

Smart Dubai is consistently organising workshops to introduce participating entities to the evaluation criteria and outline the best course of action for them to be in compliance with the Dubai Data Law.

“Data is an indispensable and valuable commodity for building smart cities, offering a wealth of insight to support decision-makers,” said His Excellency Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General of Smart Dubai, CEO of Smart Dubai Data.

“Establishing an up-to-date and pertinent record of city data is a leading objective for us at Smart Dubai – an objective that calls for engaging with government and semi-government entities across the emirate to collect their data, in line with the Dubai Data Law announced in October 2015.”

“The Data First Challenge is a powerful instrument for us to advance this agenda,” H.E. continued.

“It encourages our network of partners to join the effort, and will recognise the entities that will make the most contributions towards building a holistic data ecosystem in Dubai. With 35 of our partner entities participating in the inaugural challenge, it is well on its way to achieve its goals.”

“As they continue to evolve, Dubai Pulse and Data First will act as global benchmarks for how the pooling of urban data can improve government efficiency, boost private enterprise and fuel smart city innovation,” H.E. Al Nasser concluded.

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