The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) took home the prestigious City Project Award for the Dubai Blockchain Strategy at the Smart Cities Expo & World Congress, which took place in Barcelona, Spain, on November 14-16, 2017. The Approach won top place following strong competition against 308 projects from 58 countries.
The award identifies one of the most innovative and effective jobs that are currently being carried out or developed in any kind of certain urban development area. Smart Dubai was awarded the honor in recognition of its efforts with the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, which seeks making the Dubai Government the initial in the world to carry out 100% of its transactions via an on-line encrypted database by the year 2020.
" We are honoured to have our initiatives recognised right here, at the premier Smart Cities Expo & World Congress," said Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director-General of the Smart Dubai Office (SDO). "Smart Dubai's solid vision to develop a smart city centred around the happiness of its residents commanded global interest at the Expo. Directed by the forward-thinking vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, and the instructions of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, Smart Dubai has actually made excellent strides in our mission making Dubai the smartest and happiest city worldwide, with the assistance of our companions and associate organisations."
" As an emerging technology, Blockchain has substantial potential to both secure and expand digital wealth," Dr Aisha described. "And while worldwide, cities remain to approach the modern technology reluctantly, we, in Dubai and the UAE, are welcoming this possibility with full force. We have currently made considerable development to ready our city for the coming Blockchain age. The Blockchain Approach will certainly not only totally digitise Federal government operations in Dubai - reducing expense by AED5.51 billion in the process - yet will also develop countless brand-new technology and business opportunities."
For his part, H.E. Wesam Lootah, Chief Executive Officer of the Smart Dubai Government Facility (SDG), said: "Participating in such a prestigious event centred around smart cities, which finished in our winning this premier global award, is a fantastic honour for Dubai and a testimony to the emirate's condition as a world leader in embracing advanced technology. We, at Smart Dubai, plan to exceed simply using Blockchain innovation in our operations; as a matter of fact, we are presently functioning to lay out the initial collection of international requirements for Blockchain application in government. We are confident that our experience will inspire cities around the globe and generate new opportunities to execute Blockchain in all profession.".
H.E. Dr Aisha attended the Expo, taking part in a panel conversation on rethinking city administration and making sure cities serve their populace ´ s needs, concentrating, in her speech, on Dubai's Blockchain and IoT strategies. Meanwhile, H.E. Younus Al Nasser, CEO of the Dubai Data Facility, gave a presentation describing services to enhance administration designs and take care of innovation, in addition to identifying the function of data in Dubai's smart transformation. H.E. Al Nasser showcased Dubai's success in accumulating digital wealth to own a city-wide smart transformation that is rooted in information, presenting, thoroughly, Dubai's ambitious and extraordinary model for city data.
Smart Dubai's booth at the Expo additionally showcased the latest growths with the Dubai Pulse platform, which will certainly open up the city's data to pioneers, business owners and statisticians, in addition to the developments in the Smart Decision-Making Platform and Dubai Currently, the platform uniting the most essential smart services in Dubai. The booth observed a great yield among fairgoers, most notably, it was checked out by Ms Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, and Ms Núria Marín Martínez, Mayor of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat.
Smart Dubai-- in addition to 12 of its federal government and private-sector critical companions - showcased the emirate's success in its shift into smart modern technologies over the previous year, in addition to the products of the Office's partnership with the federal government and private sectors in the emirate, and the development made on the Smart Dubai Strategy 2021.
The Dubai Blockchain Strategy revolves around 3 primary columns: First, enhancing government performance by moving 100% of government transactions to the Blockchain network; 2nd, enhancing commercial task by producing a new Blockchain-based business version; and lastly, securing Dubai's global lead in regards to fostering and implementation of Blockchain networks and deals.