Smart Dubai and Software AG join hands to Continue Building the ‘Happiest City on Earth’

• A Solid Step to accelerate Smart Dubai’s aspiration to make Dubai the happiest city on Earth by 2021
• The partnership leverages the two leading entities’ respective strengths across collaboration, integration and vision

In accordance with the Smart Dubai 2021 vision, Smart Dubai today reported a strategic partnership with Software AG to make Smart Dubai’s aspiration to make Dubai the joyful city on Earth by 2021. The association will use innovation technology to launch a multi-function iPaaS webMethods (Integration Platform as a Service) technology powered platform. The new offering will interconnect Dubai wide government entities and key private sector systems and processes to convey the city’s responsibility to support UAE’s economy.

H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai stated: “Dubai is experiencing a dynamic technological change that plans to consider it to be the happiest city on Earth by 2021, according to the vision and directive of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. By guaranteeing we upgrade the prosperity and fulfillment of all Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors, we make the right environment to improve the city’s ranking over an entire host of other metrics, including its ease of conducting business, which will support the Emirate’s economy.”

Discussing about the partnership she included: “Smart Dubai is pleased to collaborate with Software AG for this digital transformation project, which goes far towards helping the city meet its technology transformation goals. It does this by connecting various government organizations and key private sector firms and by improving procedures for citizens, residents, tourists, students, investors and business visitors in Dubai. It is through forging such strategic and mutually beneficial relationships that Smart Dubai is able to maintain its position at the forefront of digital change in the global arena,” Her Excellency included.

H.E. Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government Establishment affirmed: “We are only two years from understanding our aggressive methodology and are excited to join forces with Software AG to accelerate our change. Software AG’s expertise in customer intimacy and seamless integration make them the right partners for us to serve our residents, visitors, businesses and families and deliver a superior, personalised city experience - cornerstone of our strategy”.

Sanjay Brahmawar, CEO of Software AG, said “Smart Dubai is a global benchmark for smart city development and we are glad to play a major role in this strategic initiative.” He included, “As the hidden engine to Dubai’s digital drive, we anticipate to offer a powerful platform that supports real-time incorporation and joining the city’s commitment to convey a consistent, safe and personalised experience to its people”.

The new partnership is in accordance with Smart Dubai’s key strategic objectives to harness digital innovation by completely embracing technology and to create a 100% paperless and digitized government that fosters smart living in 2021.

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