Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has partnered with World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
According to a press statement, DEWA is the first government utility to join the San Francisco-based centre, which includes international organisations such as Microsoft, SAP, and ABB.
“DEWA has joined the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a partner to keep up with the rapid developments, anticipate opportunities and challenges, and develop long-term proactive plans and disruptive technologies. The areas that we will be involved in include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain technologies, autonomous mobility, and drones. We will also participate in the development of international policies and criteria related to Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. This supports our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility,” said H E Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
He said that the partnership comes as part of the Dubai 10X Initiative, which aims to make Dubai ten years ahead from other cities in terms of governmental strategies and innovation.
“At DEWA, we work in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to anticipate the future and innovate and use state-of-the-art technologies to achieve the best results. Our strategies and initiatives are aligned with government plans and strategies, including the UAE Centennial 2071, which is a long-term government plan to prepare the UAE and young Emiratis for the future; the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to strengthen the UAE's position as a global hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the Dubai 10X Initiative, which mandates the emirate to be a global leader that is 10 years ahead of all other cities through government innovation and reformulation of traditional work mechanisms,” he said.