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DEWA and CISCO discuss means of enhancing cooperation during World Government Summit 2017

14 February 2017


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Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has met with John Chambers, Executive Chairman of Cisco, to discuss enhancing cooperation, and implementing smart solutions to achieve the objectives set by Dubai Government towards the future of smart cities. During the meeting was held on the sidelines of the recently concluded World Government Summit 2017, Al Tayer was briefed on the latest smart solutions developed by Cisco to transform cities into smart cities, in adherence with DEWA’s framework to meet the increasing demand and enhance smart grids, while encouraging investments and developing infrastructure to transform Dubai into a smart city capable of managing its services through integrated smart systems. DEWA and Cisco exchanged best practices and experiences in international cyber security, and the Internet of Things, IoT. Dubai has achieved remarkable progress in transforming itself into one of the fastest growing smart cities in the world. This is a result of the unlimited support given by the government, and investments aimed at modernising infrastructure and stimulating digital innovation. Dubai is prepared to begin a new phase of progress, by adopting and benefitting from modern technology. "DEWA is committed to strengthening strategic cooperation with global technology companies such as Cisco and adopts innovation and excellence to provide world-class smart services, while making optimal use of modern technologies such as IoT. This enables us to provide a continuous supply of water and electricity services to citizens and residents of Dubai, based on the highest standards of efficiency and reliability, in an intelligent and innovative way, in adherence with the Smart Dubai initiative, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world," said Al Tayer. "Cisco supports DEWA’s efforts to develop smart infrastructure and adopt the latest innovations to achieve excellence in service provision and the happiness of customers. We are committed to providing the latest smart solutions that enable DEWA to play a prominent role in driving Dubai’s vision. DEWA has proven itself to be a leader in spearheading Dubai’s transformation into a smart city, and has contributed to establishing the city as a benchmark for smart cities all over the world," said Mike Weston, Vice President of Cisco Middle East.

During the meeting was held on the sidelines of the recently concluded World Government Summit 2017, Al Tayer was briefed on the latest smart solutions developed by Cisco to transform cities into smart cities, in adherence with DEWA’s framework to meet the increasing demand and enhance smart grids, while encouraging investments and developing infrastructure to transform Dubai into a smart city capable of managing its services through integrated smart systems.

DEWA and Cisco exchanged best practices and experiences in international cyber security, and the Internet of Things, IoT. Dubai has achieved remarkable progress in transforming itself into one of the fastest growing smart cities in the world. This is a result of the unlimited support given by the government, and investments aimed at modernising infrastructure and stimulating digital innovation. Dubai is prepared to begin a new phase of progress, by adopting and benefitting from modern technology.

"DEWA is committed to strengthening strategic cooperation with global technology companies such as Cisco and adopts innovation and excellence to provide world-class smart services, while making optimal use of modern technologies such as IoT. This enables us to provide a continuous supply of water and electricity services to citizens and residents of Dubai, based on the highest standards of efficiency and reliability, in an intelligent and innovative way, in adherence with the Smart Dubai initiative, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world," said Al Tayer.

"Cisco supports DEWA’s efforts to develop smart infrastructure and adopt the latest innovations to achieve excellence in service provision and the happiness of customers. We are committed to providing the latest smart solutions that enable DEWA to play a prominent role in driving Dubai’s vision. DEWA has proven itself to be a leader in spearheading Dubai’s transformation into a smart city, and has contributed to establishing the city as a benchmark for smart cities all over the world," said Mike Weston, Vice President of Cisco Middle East.