2016 fmME Awards tech winner eyes IoT for Dubai

Imdaad's Arif Al Yedaiwi, who collected Technology Implementation of the Year honours at the 2016 fmME Awards, said IoT concepts could achieve the vision of Dubai's Ruler

Imdaad won top honours for technology implementation at the 2016 fmME Awards.
Imdaad won top honours for technology implementation at the 2016 fmME Awards.

The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) concepts by FM service providers will serve the smart city ambitions of Dubai's government, a winner of the 2016 fmME Awards said. 

Arif Al Yedaiwi, director of IT and procurement at Imdaad, collected Technology Implementation of the Year honours at the awards ceremony that was held at Dubai's Conrad Hotel on 31 May. 

Speaking to fmME about Imdaad's successful technology programme, Al Yedaiwi said IoT is one of the "key aspects" of facilities management practices. 

"To remotely control devices in a smart way is really in line with the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for the future of the city.

"IoT is happening right now and it has become part of everyone’s livelihood. So if you do not ride that wave, then it will catch up with you.”

One of the 2016 fmME Awards' judges commended Imdaad for using "technology to its full potential" through its operations.

Remarking on the honours, Al Yedaiwi said: "I feel overwhelmed upon receiving this award. 

"It’s a real challenge to get to the top but staying there – that’s an even bigger challenge," he optimistically added. 

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