Smart Living as a Service (SLaaS) will cover smart homes, smart buildings, surveillance and security, as well as H&S
Facilio and Smart IoT have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Digital X to support the implementation of ‘Smart Living as a Service’, in support of HH Sheikh Mohammed’s Dubai 10X vision.
According to a statement, Dubai 10X was formulated by the government to find practical ways to propel the city 10 years ahead of other cities, and to bring tomorrow into today. The initiative is said to focus on digital transformation and future-readiness.
In line with this, Digital DEWA states that it has undertaken research and the implementation of autonomous systems for AI powered solar energy generation and storage. It also conceptualised Digital X, an initiative to deliver Smart Living as a Service (SLaaS) with a focus on integrated safety, surveillance, health and automation solutions.
Smart Living as a Service (SLaaS) is billed as a ‘landmark step’ in the right direction and aims to enhance the quality of life of the city’s businesses and residents, by leveraging tech-driven innovations.
“Two years ago, His Highness directed the government by saying that he would like Dubai to be 10 years ahead today. In response to this vision, we formulated Digital DEWA, under the leadership of his Excellency Saeed Al Tayer. The whole world agrees that the future is digital but our vision is to lead our peers and set the benchmark in implementing these solutions through an innovative, ambitious and vision-driven approach. Today we have signed an MoU with Facilio, a well-known tech platform, and Smart IoT, a leading local entrepreneur. The objective here is to deliver SLaaS of the highest global standards for all of Dubai’s residents. The initiative will redefine urban living not only in Dubai, but also across other global cities in the future,” explained executive VP of Innovation & the Future at DEWA, Marwan Bin Haidar, while reiterating the venture’s importance to implementing His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s larger Dubai 10X vision.
According to the statement, Smart IoT brings expertise and perspective and will assist Digital X in day-to-day operations and the successful establishment of Digital X systems, while Facilio will help Digital X evolve into an effective futuristic system, in line with global sensibilities.
Commenting on the partnership, Khalifa A. AlJaziri, MD of Smart IoT remarked, “Our city Dubai, with its glistening cityscape and progressive leadership, has always been at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and innovation. What sets us apart from other cities is our commitment to make development and sustainability synonymous with each other. It is both our pleasure and honor to work with Digital X – a subsidiary of Digital DEWA – to further our shared goal of Dubai 10X, propelling our city 10 years into the future, by collaborating with our esteemed partner Facilio. Together we soar and together we shall reach the future today”.
Prabhu Ramachandran, founder & CEO of Facilio noted, “This is a momentous announcement and we are very proud to have been selected, along with our partner Smart IoT, to add value to this strategic initiative of Digital DEWA & Digital X in bringing His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s Dubai 10X vision to life. Dubai is the perfect canvas for larger-than-life dreams, and we are very excited to be a part of this journey to propel Dubai 10 years ahead of the world.”
He concluded, “Smart Living as a Service is a future-ready idea, which has customer experience, sustainability & efficiency at its core. As a technology company we have inherent faith in the power of technology to achieve the impossible and are always striving to remain at the forefront of innovative next-gen tech. This partnership is a great opportunity for us to bring the best services and cutting-edge technology from around the world to Dubai.”