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Smart Dubai to showcase smart city experiences at GITEX

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The Smart Dubai Office announced the list of strategic sponsors of Smart Dubai’s pavilion, which showcases citywide delightful experiences through a model that simulates smart living in Dubai City on a huge area of 3,800 square metres at GITEX Technology Week 2016 between October 16-20.
The list of strategic sponsors includes a selected group of major companies in the UAE that were keen on participating effectively in Smart Dubai’s pavilion during GITEX Technology Week 2016, one of the world’s largest technology-dedicated events, which depicts the reality by means of such sectors as the virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearables, smart living and digital marketing.
Smart Dubai is keen on participating with a pavilion that shows the aspects of smart living in Dubai City and has been designed as a realistic model of the city of happiness, which adopts technological innovation through applying the Smart Dubai Office’s strategy all over the city with the aim of making Dubai the happiest city on earth.
Smart Dubai’s pavilion at GITEX Technology Week 2016, which encompasses 55 government and private partners, will witness a unique show reflecting the delightful derived from smart living in Dubai City and resulting from Smart Dubai Office working tirelessly to implement an agenda and a roadmap targeting all the city segments towards achieving new competitive world records at the level of Dubai’s readiness and advancement. This comes in implementation of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aimed at making Dubai the top city in the world in all walks of life, bringing happiness to its citizens, residents, vibrant businesses and visitors.
Participating in the pavilion are eight strategic sponsors who will display new and innovative solutions for the smart city.
HE Dr Aisha Bint Butti bin Bishr, said: “Thanks to the ongoing hard work being done by our 55 partners side by side with 8 strategic sponsors to offer new and innovative smart city solutions, we are confident that Smart Dubai’s experience at GITEX 2016 will set a new exemplary standard for showcasing smart city experiences, not only for all residents, business owners and decision-makers but also for the concerned entities and governments worldwide by showcasing a unified smart city experience.
Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer, du, said: “We are proud to participate in GITEX 2016 as a Diamond Sponsor for the Smart Dubai stand. We consider this sponsorship – alongside the government’s confidence in us and our ambitions – a great responsibility as well as a great privilege.
Samer Soliman, Managing Director – Group Acquiring, Network International, said: “GITEX is the pinnacle of new technology innovation that is literally shaping the world of tomorrow. We are seeing new products and services emerging that will change the way that we live our lives and the payments industry is right at the heart of this transformation.”
HE Abdulla Matar Al-Mannaei, Managing Director of Emirates Auction said: “Dubai continues to hold a leading regional role in innovation, smart applications, and technology know-how. This has transformed the Emirate into a prominent hub for start-up companies in this field. In addition, the latest advancements in technology use have highlighted the quality of government services offered to the public, through its simplicity, ease of use and round-the-clock availability.”
“Through our sponsorship of the “Dubai Smart Government” pavilion at Gitex 2016, we are truly honoured to be part of Dubai’s realizations and achievements in various fields, as we consider this sponsorship a true recognition of the regional and global competitiveness attributed to the
emirate.
Bassel Al Nahlaoui – VP of Business Development and Government Relations, said: “We are acutely aware of the ground realities of intra-city and inter-city transport. While serving the immediate needs of our customers, we are also cognizant of the importance of innovating for a greener Dubai.
Ahmad Bin Hezeem, Senior Partner of BSA Ahmad Bin Hazeem & Associates LLP, said: “BSA is delighted to be involved in one of the region’s largest trading events in Dubai while collaborating with Smart Dubai Government. As the sole participating law firm offering a variety of legal services in the Middle East region, we were honoured to have met a high calibre of government departments, technology companies and individuals. Technology is an area that has seen exponential growth in last decade. We look forward to working together with Smart Dubai Government to achieve the 2020 Dubai vision.”
Jimmy Haoula, Managing Partner of BSA said: “We were pleased at the opportunity to showcase our company and services at the Gitex technology week together with the government and private sectors.”
Tayfun Topkoc, Managing Director, SAP UAE, said: “Dubai is one of the world’s leading adopters of real-time technology to enhance costs, citizen happiness, and sustainability. At GITEX, showcasing solutions across the mega-event and future city experience at Smart Dubai will demonstrate best practices to a global audience. SAP is committed to co-innovating with Dubai and UAE
governments on digital transformation.”
Meanwhile, IBM Middle East & Pakistan stated that from Blockchain to virtual reality, IBM will be showcasing its latest solutions across cognitive, cloud, IoT, Blockchain and analytics at this year’s GITEX Technology Week. Subject matter experts will host live demos on how IBM is shaping the cognitive future with cloud as the platform for cross-industry businesses.
Habib Mahakian, Vice President, Dell EMC Gulf & Pakistan, said: “We are extremely proud to contribute to a vision that aims to establish a smart and sustainable future.”

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