Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2015: HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the stand of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on the first day of the Smart Government Exhibition and Conference, which is held from 8 to 10 June at Dubai World Trade Centre. His Highness was briefed on DEWA's smart services and its three smart initiatives: Shams Dubai to connect solar energy in houses and buildings, Smart Applications and Meters, and the Green Charger to build the infrastructure and charging stations for electric vehicles. His Highness was also briefed on the Sirb initiative, launched by DEWA to use drones in infrastructure services.
At DEWA's stand number PO2 in hall number 4, staff informed visitors about the latest services, achievements, and DEWA's smart application, which provides various services and features that fulfil all their needs anytime, anywhere. By taking part in the Smart Government Exhibition and Conference, DEWA intends to reach out to a large number of people and encourage them to use its smart services to contribute to Dubai becoming a smart, integrated, and connected city that meets people's needs and make them happier.
"DEWA has adopted promising strategies and an innovative framework to achieve the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to improve government services to promote people's happiness, and implement the Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness. These strategies have enabled us to transform all our services into smart services in record time, less than a year after launching Dubai's smart transformation strategy. DEWA is committed to transforming the leadership's vision into reality by implementing all policies and adopting the best practices in all its operations to contribute to enhancing Dubai's position as a global hub for science and knowledge, and to make it a role model for governments in harnessing technology for business and service development," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
"DEWA's stand at the exhibition has attracted large numbers of individuals and organisations. Visitors were eager to learn about our smart services and initiatives. Our participation in the exhibition shows our commitment to continually engaging with our customers and informing them about our latest services and initiatives using the latest technologies," said Moza Al Akraf, Acting CIO of DEWA.
DEWA provides all its services on its smart app, which supports platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry. It is also accessible on Samsung home entertainment systems, Samsung Gear smart watches, and Etisalat's eLife.
© Press Release 2015