The Moro Hub’s new centre provides and supports intelligent IoT platforms and cybersecurity and managed services to support government and enterprise customers.
The Moro Hub data hub in Dubai has inaugurated its smart cities command-and-control centre.
The hub is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), set up to meet digital transformation and operational data needs across the region.
In a separate statement, DEWA has announced it is testing the different uses of the four-legged Spot robots by Boston Dynamics in its internal operations.
As an enabler of the Dubai 10X digital transformation initiative, Moro Hub’s new centre provides intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) platforms and cyber-security and managed services to support government and enterprise customers.
Aligning with the government directives, Moro Hub’s command-and-control centre enables government and enterprise clients to fast-track the adoption of new-age digital technologies such as IoT, cybersecurity, the cloud and more and support data-driven decision-making and analysis.
Commenting on the inauguration, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: “We strive to achieve the objectives of the Dubai 10X initiative, which mandates the Government of Dubai to be a global leader that is 10 years ahead of all other cities through government innovation and the reformation of traditional work mechanisms.”
He added: “Digital adoption in the region is expected to accelerate as organisations significantly invest in smart infrastructure technologies in their drive towards digital transformation. Launching state-of-the-art smart cities command and control centre empowers governments and enterprises to leverage end-to-end smart cities and smart building solutions without compromising on data security and business continuity.
“The Dubai 10X initiative, which mandates the Government of Dubai to be a global leader that is 10 years ahead of all other cities through government innovation and the reformation of traditional work mechanisms”
“Clients can enjoy accessible, reliable, secured cloud-based smart infrastructure solutions with proactive monitoring.”
Regional clients can benefit from smart city solutions in areas such as intelligent buildings, fire alarm monitoring, video surveillance, environmental monitoring, energy management, and associated services using artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics.
Moro Hub has also signed a partnership with Microsoft and Johnson Controls International that will help to establish a collaborative ecosystem and go-to-market strategy to offer its range of smart city services.
DEWA also announced that it intends to use Boston Dynamics’ Spot robots in its internal operations in areas such as detecting faults, testing connection points of high-voltage cables, detecting leakage in water pipes and conducting security and monitoring patrols.
“Adopting the Spot robots in DEWA’s internal operations is part of our strategy to use the latest AI and robotic technologies. This contributes to achieving the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which aims to strengthen the UAE’s position as a global hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and increase its contribution to a knowledge-based national economy that depends on innovation and future technological application,” said Al Tayer.
Through its Digital DEWA arm, DEWA aims to become the world’s first digital utility to use autonomous systems for renewable energy and storage while expanding the use of AI and digital services.
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