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22 October, 2015

Dubai Civil Defence introduces Personal Dashboard for all residents and visitors

The Personal Dashboard, introduced

Dubai Civil Defence introduces Personal Dashboard for all residents and visitors
22 October 2015
Dubai: The Dubai Civil Defence has announced the launch of the Personal Dashboard, which allows the emirate's residents and visitors to connect to the Dubai Civil Defence services and import their personal data and view them on a great intuitive interface. This unique way will allow residents and visitors to visualize data and keep them informed and connected.

The Personal Dashboard, introduced by Dubai Civil Defence, empowers citizens, residents and visitors by connecting them to their needs making their daily 'city interactions' more efficient and seamless.

Launching the new initiative, Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence, said: "Dubai's Smart City initiatives are not merely about automation, it is about connecting people to their needs. Dubai Civil Defence cares about the safety and happiness of its citizens, residents and visitors; the Personal Dashboard will now enable real-time public engagement like never before. This is in extension to the Dubai Life Safety Dashboard, which assists Dubai Civil Defence and building owners in Dubai to monitor city/building live from a single screen."

"The government, the private sector and the people are working together to achieve the 'Smart Dubai' vision. One of the greatest promises of Big and Open Data is the ability to create a dashboard that will enable us to measure the life safety condition in real time, this is what we aspire to achieve. A Personal Dashboard is a step towards achieving the same by collecting and displaying data from public and private sources, and from ever expanding social media network. The Personal Dashboard comprises of key metrics, such as health, family and connectedness, which can help us understand how we are doing as individuals, communities and as a city. It not only enhances the internal communication with regards to monitoring of incidents in Dubai, but also demonstrates our commitment towards the residents."

Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi further added: "The Dubai Civil Defence' Personal Dashboard is a sophisticated way to digitally track critical information online.  It is similar to a car dashboard, it keeps all the important information right there, in front of you at your choice, things that you want to monitor and a SOS button to reach out to DCD in case of an emergency. The enterprise-class business intelligence delivered through the Personal Dashboard will also help all government departments, building owners and residents to monitor their buildings health and safety status in real-time."

"With personal dashboard, the Dubai Civil Defence has joined Dubai government's MyID service, to enable single sign-on for users to access their dashboard. This will give the public smooth access to the Personal Dashboard wherever they are, thereby contributing effectively to full transformation into smart government and to Dubai becoming the smartest city in the world in implementation of the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to shift to smart government."

The Personal Dashboard adds more power to Dubai Civil Defence's operations and enhances the organization's capabilities to capture data for better decision-making and organizational performance. The Dashboard will also enable other Government departments to facilitate innovative services to building owners and occupants in Dubai.

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Dubai Civil Defence has been in the forefront of implementing key technologies for the future of the smart city. The Dubai Life Safety Dashboard reflects the leadership's dedication to using technology to make municipal information more open, transparent and accessible. With the Dashboard, leadership is taking a natural next step towards embracing current technological trends in the public sector.

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