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DEWA & Huawei discuss expanding partnership around AI and other technologies

Partnership includes future projects such as big data management, perimeter and ICT infrastructure security, cyber security, and information security, among others

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Huawei have begun discussions on expanding their partnership around artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation. In addition, the companies are discussing the best international solutions, experiences and practices in innovation, disruptive technologies, smart grids, automation and cloud computing.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA MD and CEO, and Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East participated in a video conference to discuss ways to strengthen co-operation and promote bilateral relations, a statement from DEWA said.

Al Tayer also spoke about DEWA’s precautionary measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the health and safety of employees, customers and society. He explained that DEWA works in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who instructed Dubai’s Government organisations to implement services 10 years ahead of other cities around the world.

In line with its vision to become a leading sustainable innovative corporation, DEWA has come a long way in this area by launching Digital DEWA, its digital arm, to redefine the concept of utilities and create a new digital future for Dubai, the statement said.

DEWA is working with Huawei to promote a new digital future for Dubai in key areas that align with the authority’s objectives in the Dubai 10X initiative, Al Tayer pointed out.

“This has already started with our fibre optic backbone upgrade as part of the InfraX project. This has enabled us to apply video surveillance as a service and a virtual desktop interface, which will be provided through Moro’s digital platform, remarked Al Tayer.

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