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DEWA, Microsoft ink MoU in pursuit of Smart Dubai

The agreement, which will promote knowledge sharing, development, and innovation, is in keeping with Dubai Plan 2021, according to HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

The MoU was signed by DEWA’s HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer (left) and Microsoft Gulf’s Samer Abu-Ltaif (right) on the opening day of the World Government Summit.
The MoU was signed by DEWA’s HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer (left) and Microsoft Gulf’s Samer Abu-Ltaif (right) on the opening day of the World Government Summit.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Microsoft have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a bid to strengthen knowledge sharing, development, and innovation.

The agreement, which was inked at the World Government Summit currently taking place in the UAE, is in keeping with the overarching Smart Dubai initiative, according to HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA.

The MoU has been designed to enhance competitiveness in information technology and the Emirate’s smart infrastructure, according to its signatories.

DEWA’s partnership with Microsoft reflects our continuous efforts to use state-of-the-art technologies in DEWA’s operations,” said Al Tayer.

“It also underlines our commitment to keep up with the latest developments to achieve our vision to become a sustainable, innovative, world-class utility. The move also contributes to DEWA’s global position as one of the largest and most efficient utilities, achieving the happiness of its customers and stakeholders,” he explained.

Commenting on the aims of the MoU, Samer Abu-Ltaif, regional general manager of Microsoft Gulf, added: “We are excited to be supporting DEWA in this step towards government modernisation and solidifying [its] efforts in realising goals set in accordance with Dubai Plan 2021.

“This strategic collaboration will contribute in the direction of enhancing competitiveness in information technology and the smart infrastructure. It also supports DEWA in [its] mission to make use of the latest technologies to drive innovation for a smart and integrated city,” he concluded.

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