Smart living in Dubai has officially begun with the launch of the emirate’s flagship Internet of Things Strategy and Data Wealth initiative, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said on Sunday.
The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai launched the initiative, which aims to protect the emirate’s digital wealth, at the Smart Dubai headquarters in Dubai Design District.
“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,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said.
The initiative will also award Dubai Digital Certificates for outstanding government and private entities.
“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 co-operate and fully implement the initiatives by the year 2021.”
Dubai Digital Certificates are the benchmark against which all smart services in the emirate will be evaluated to preserve Data Wealth, Sheikh Mohammed said as he accepted the first certificate presented by Dr Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr, Director-General of the Smart Dubai Office.
Dr bin Bishr said the initiative sets the foundation for Dubai’s smart living transformation. “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,” she said. More info