In line with the Smart Dubai 2021 vision, Smart Dubai announced a strategic partnership with Software AG to accelerate Smart Dubai’s aspiration to make Dubai the happiest city on Earth by 2021. The partnership will leverage innovation technology to launch a multi-function iPaaS webMethods, Integration Platform as a Service, technology powered platform. The new offering will interconnect Dubai wide government entities and key private sector systems and processes to deliver the city’s commitment to boost UAE’s economy.
Key initiatives launched by Smart Dubai include the Dubai Data Initiative, Dubai Blockchain Strategy, Dubai AI Roadmap, Dubai IoT Strategy, Digital Wealth Initiative and most recently the Dubai Paperless Strategy.
The new partnership is in line with Smart Dubai’s key strategic objectives to harness digital innovation by fully embracing technology and to create a 100% paperless and digitised government that fosters smart living in 2021. Palmira Software House, a long term partner of Software AG will work closely with the global solutions provider to deliver this project successfully.
HE Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai said: “Dubai is undergoing a progressive technological transformation that aims to see it as the happiest city on Earth by 2021, as per the vision and directive of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. By ensuring we enhance the wellbeing and satisfaction of all Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors, we create the right environment to improve the city’s ranking across a whole host of other metrics, including its ease of conducting business, which will boost the Emirate’s economy.”
Talking about the partnership she added: “Smart Dubai is delighted to partner with Software AG for this digital transformation project, which goes a long way towards helping the city meet its technology transformation goals. It does this by connecting multiple government organisations and key private sector firms and by simplifying processes for citizens, residents, tourists, students, investors and business visitors in Dubai. It is through forging such strategic and mutually beneficial relationships that Smart Dubai is able to maintain its position at the forefront of digital transformation in the global arena,” Her Excellency added.
HE Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government Establishment confirmed: “We are only two years from realising our ambitious strategy and are thrilled to be partnering with Software AG to accelerate our transformation. Software AG’s expertise in customer intimacy and seamless integration make them the right partners for us to serve our residents, visitors, businesses and families and deliver a superior, personalised city experience – cornerstone of our strategy.”
Sanjay Brahmawar, CEO of Software AG said, “Smart Dubai is a global benchmark for smart city development and we are proud to play a major role in this strategic initiative. As the hidden engine to Dubai’s digital drive, we look forward to offering a robust platform that supports real-time integration and joining the city’s commitment to deliver a seamless, safe and personalised experience to its people.”
Commenting on the announcement, Jamal Al Mahamid, CEO Palmira Software House, Regional Premier Partner of Software AG stated, “Palmira Software House is honored to be the implementer of the iPaaS, Integration Platform as a Service, technology that will accelerate Dubai’s Paperless 2021 strategy through the deployment, thereby reiterating Dubai’s vision as the frontrunner for worldwide excellence in public services.”
“This is the most challenging project for us to date. Our collaboration promises seamless implementation and supports real-time integration with the goal of minimal disruption, providing citizens with an enhanced overall experience supported on this robust platform for the Dubai Government. Naturally, we are excited to play a key role in this strategic initiative,” exclaimed Al Mahamid.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President& Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the Smart Dubai Initiative in 2013 with a vision of making Dubai the happiest and smartest city on Earth. The Smart Dubai Office was formed in 2015 to oversee Dubai’s smart transformation and accomplish the leadership’s vision. Collaborating with government and private sector partners, Smart Dubai is consistently adopting latest technological innovations to provide more efficient, seamless, safe and personalised city experiences for residents and visitors. Since its establishment, Smart Dubai has launched a series of initiatives and strategies to achieve its vision and help Dubai become a global benchmark for smart city development.