• UN World Data Forum 2018 Highlights Smart Technologies to Build the World’s Happiest City
UN World Data Forum 2018 Highlights Smart Technologies to Build the World’s Happiest City

The introduction of technology to make Dubai the happiest city on Earth was a primary emphasis at the UN World Information Forum 2018, which ranged from October 22-24 at Madinat Jumeirah. Government division Smart Dubai organized two sessions on the second day of at the online forum, highlighting the efforts it was taking to put Dubai as well as the UAE in the leading edge of the world's most sophisticated and also linked countries.

Speaking at the session 'Dubai Pulse: The Foundation of Dubai's Digital Transformation,' Matar Al Humairi, Aide Ceo at Smart Dubai, clarified how His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Royal Prince of Dubai, launched the Dubai Pulse initiative in 2017 to equip Dubai's wise city transformation.

"In Smart Dubai our company believe in public and private collaborations. In this job we have a contract with du, the telecom driver, to run Dubai Pulse. Dubai Pulse's major goal is to improve the quality of life in the city, such as cost-effectiveness as well as by having smooth and impactful experiences," said Al Humairi.

Al Humairi clarified that Dubai Pulse connects the city's infrastructure over a common network and data layer, allowing - among other things - the total quality of life for people to be enhanced. He stated that a number of federal government companies and economic sector firms have relocated their whole workload to Dubai Pulse and conserved functional prices.

Al Humairi mentioned three examples of Dubai Pulse in action. Its Elderly Security Solutions raises the safety and security of elderly Emiratis by sending out an alert to a procedures room in case of an elderly person dropping, its Open Data City Circulation control panel monitors the activity of individuals as well as enables a better understanding of Dubai's populace, and also its Food Examination Dashboard determines the quality of air and also water in dining establishments, consequently minimizing the need for hand-operated on-site evaluations.

At a different session on day two of the online forum, Hessa Al Balooshi, Director of the Smart Solutions Division at Smart Dubai, reviewed the prize-winning DubaiNow app, which has had almost one million downloads given that its launch.

Speaking at the 'DubaiNow: 60 City Services, 1 Application' session, Al Balooshi described that the DubaiNow application was a task that was really near her heart. She highlighted that it is the initial unified accessibility point for all government and city services on a single system, aiding people handle expenses, track visas, renew trade permits and register cars.

"The DubaiNow app has more than 62 clever services offered by 28 government as well as economic sectors. We have actually classified all these solutions under 11 classifications, with one of the most prominent being bills and also energies. The excellent point is about DubaiNow is just how simple and smooth it is. We have added a dashboard on the application with a summary of all the services readily available. It will certainly show you penalties, your remaining Salik equilibrium and likewise monitor your youngsters's vaccinations. Visualize all this information is on one dashboard," stated Al Balooshi.

"We have already won eight awards locally regionally as well as worldwide as well as are simply reluctant of one million downloads given that we introduced. We have actually had six million purchases through this system with over 300,000 active customers. Our purpose is to make Dubai the happiest and also smartest city on the earth and we are seeking to make individuals's lives simpler by giving such innovative solutions. With the guidance of our terrific leaders and with the passion of individuals behind the Dubai government, we are really near to our desire. This is just a peek of what DubaiNow is - the future holds a lot extra," she included.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Head Of State and Head Of State of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the second version of the three-day UN World Information Forum brought in more than 2,500 information and also stats experts from all over the world to discuss the role of data in fulfilling the UN's Sustainable Growth Goals. The occasion followed the inaugural online forum, which was held in Cape Community, South Africa, in 2017.

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