Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with telecom giant du to drive digitalisation growth in Dubai, media reports said. The MoU was signed by Fahad Al Hassawi, acting chief executive officer of du and Eng. Marwan Bin Haidar, vice chairman – Digital at Digital DEWA.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and chief executive officer at DEWA told the media, “We at DEWA aim to enhance cooperation with government and private organisations in adopting the latest smart solutions and the disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This enables us to develop and launch innovative initiatives that contribute to promoting the overall sustainable development of Dubai.
“Through the strategic partnership between Digital DEWA and du, we aim to enhance the UAE’s digital infrastructure and provide the latest digital services. This achieves the strategic objectives of Digital DEWA as a pioneering platform that contributes to promoting innovation and creativity by utilising artificial intelligence (AI) and futuristic digital services and technologies to deliver advanced integrated solutions that contribute to making the UAE the world’s leading nation by its centennial in 2071.”
Recently, it was also reported that DigitalX, the digital services arm of Digital DEWA has signed a partnership agreement with Software AG to deliver advanced digital solutions, systems and services for customers.
In this regard, Al Tayer told the media, “Through Digital DEWA, we strive to reimagine the role of utilities and create a new digital future for Dubai, to become the world’s first digital utility to use autonomous systems for renewable energy, storage, expansion in AI adoption, and providing digital services.”