Abu Dhabi wins World Smart City Award at Sigfox Congress in Berlin

Abu Dhabi City Municipality is moving ahead with the digital transformation

Abu Dhabi wins World Smart City Award at Sigfox Congress in Berlin

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality – The Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has made a new achievement by winning the “World Smart City Award for the Fastest Growing Practices”, presented by the German Sigfox Connect Company in Berlin. The awards attracted the participation of 52 countries from all over the world.

“This honourable achievement underlines the right planning and implementation of the digital transformation of services and upgrading the overall performance of the Municipality’s sectors. These successes truly reflected the vision and guidance of Abu Dhabi Government in the field of digital transformation services that live up to the expectations of the community. It also supports the master development plans of Abu Dhabi aimed to provide happiness to all community members,” said H.E Badr Al Qubaisi, General Manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality.

“The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is moving ahead with the digital transformation and has achieved 84% in the migration to digital services. The goal is to hit 100% by the end of 2018,” added Al Qubaisi.

Eng. Sami Abdul Qadir, Manager of Technical Support for Infrastructure and Ahmed Abdul Samad Al Hamadi, Manager of Technological Planning at the at the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, received the Award on behalf of the Municipality. The Awards were distributed during Sigfox World Congres recently held in the German capital Berlin in the presence of mega-technology companies worldwide.

“The Smart City project is undertaken by Abu Dhabi City Municipality in collaboration with several government entities in the UAE, in partnership with TSME from the private sector. The project is characterised by a comprehensive implementation through the establishment of a smart platform to manage the infrastructure elements in the city. It directly helps in reducing the operation and maintenance expenses. The project also includes monitoring the most important elements of the environment such as water and air to ensure the highest quality standards,” said Ahmed Abdul Samad Al Hamadi, Manager of Technology Planning.

“This Award is the result of cooperation and participation of the Abu Dhabi City Municipality team with government entities. The Municipality seeks to keep up with the latest technology trends in the smart city applications,” he added.

Eng. Sami Al Hashimi, Manager of Technical Support for Infrastructure at the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, called on companies in the public and private sector to pay greater attention to the smart cities and invest in this field. Al Hashimi stressed that Abu Dhabi City Municipality is investing in this field with full confidence and determination. He also pointed to the importance of preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on changing the business worldwide.

“Investing in smart cities over the upcoming years will offer a host of opportunities for jobs and investments, and will enhance the profile of Abu Dhabi in the global technology map,” said Eng. Mohammed Abu Shamees, Advisor of Smart Cities at TSME.

“The current partnership with government entities in Abu Dhabi city is progressing well. Preparations are underway for the next stages of smart city applications to keep in line with Abu Dhabi's Plan,” added Abu Shamees.


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