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Smart Dubai collaboration to accelerate digital transformation for government entities
30 Sep 2020
The Dubai Government Information Network is designed to become the information backbone between the emirate’s governmental organisations and the internet.
UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security
28 May 2020
Smart cities can unlock considerable business potential for the United Arab Emirates but a new report warns governments and organisations of the IoT’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Dubai mandates digital identity system for government services
18 May 2020
UAE Pass provides an authorised digital ID through smartphones, eliminating the need to physically visit customer service centres and submit paper identification documents.
Ras Al Khaimah progresses digital transformation programme
28 Apr 2020
As well as being part of its smart services strategy, the availability of a broad range of e-services is helping the emirate to minimise the presence of citizens in public places during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Smart Dubai builds single source of data
01 Apr 2020
The Dubai Registers initiative will collect, organise, link and store the latest and most accurate data to ensure it is useful to as many parties as possible.
Dubai launches blockchain policy
21 Nov 2019
The policy complements Smart Dubai’s blockchain strategy, which aims to enable the government to conduct 100 per cent of applicable transactions via blockchain by 2020.
Dubai launches first local UN city data hub
11 Nov 2019
Hosting the local data hub allows Dubai to lead the promotion of the initiative, encourage regional cities to participate and create an open data-sharing network.
WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy
07 Nov 2019
Scale 360 aims to harness the potential of technology innovation and smart policy to fast-track the circular economy through nationally led challenges.
University of artificial intelligence announced for Abu Dhabi
17 Oct 2019
The university plans to introduce a new model of academia and research to the field of AI in the key areas of machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing.
Dubai explores the role of decentralised data in smart cities
21 May 2019
A new report by Smart Dubai underlines the opportunities of technologies such as AI and IoT to transform city services and emphasises the importance of open networks.
Bee'ah creates the office of the future
24 Apr 2019
The sustainability solutions specialist is using AI and smart building technology from Microsoft and Johnson Controls for its cutting-edge headquarters in the UAE.
Dubai and IBM launch blockchain platform
30 Oct 2018
Smart Dubai and the tech giant have collaborated on a government-endorsed platform-as-a-service blockchain in the Middle East
Smart street furniture for Abu Dhabi
16 Oct 2018
The United Arab Emirates capital city has signed an agreement with JCDecaux to enhance the urban landscape to meet the needs of its connected mobile population
Closing the gap between emerging technology and policy
24 Jan 2018
The World Economic Forum is expanding its Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution with a global network of affiliates
Is your country ready for autonomous vehicles?
17 Jan 2018
KPMG Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index shows which countries are most prepared for the driverless future
Dubai Airports and DEWA work together for Smart Dubai
26 Sep 2017
The airport will play a key part in supporting the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s three smart initiatives
neXgen and Vidsys enhance smart city security and safety
28 Mar 2017
neXgen Group launches Vidsys converged security and information management platform for smart cities
Eye in the sky over UAE
24 Nov 2016
Nokia and the Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority aim to integrate safe and secure drone technology as part of smart city operations
Realising the true value of data
In an extract from our Sydney City Profile, we explore how the city’s Smart City Strategy Framework aims to help transform raw data into actionable knowledge.
18 Jan 2021
Smart cities: the next frontier for cybercriminals
11 Jan 2021
Think tank: what is infrastructure for?
04 Jan 2021
Covid-19 is ushering a new era in government services
16 Dec 2020
SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Sydney
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
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