During World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, Switzerland, Smart Dubai Office showed its strong presence in the smart transformation of cities.
H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, director general of the Smart Dubai Office, was the official representative of Dubai, where she presented Smart Dubai's approach and strategy for implementing the initiative during a panel discussion titled 'Envisioning Global Smart Cities'.
She discussed the concerted efforts exerted by Dubai for smart transformation through technological innovation, which explores the power of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its influence on communities and individuals in the future when Dubai would become the happiest and smartest city on earth.
During the forum, the UAE also launched its 'State of the Future' report, a source of knowledge for the future of many strategic sectors such as energy, health and education. Earlier, the UAE announced the establishment of the world's first Fourth Industrial Revolution Council, which is the world's first open lab for experimenting, testing and applying the Fourth Industrial Revolution technology.
Dr. Aisha said: "Our ambition in Dubai is limitless, and so is our passion for discovering solutions and innovation in all fields. We are keen on seizing all global opportunities to share our expertise and experience with a view to supporting the world economic growth and the development of smart cities worldwide.
"We believe that the World Economic Forum as a global platform offers a chance for learning from various experiences and expertise from around the world and highlights the approaches and strategies followed for achieving such successes. This contributes to the future prospects of many cities and offers a range of innovative solutions along with challenges and obstacles faced by cities throughout their smart transformation processes. We in Dubai are sparing no effort to provide our expertise and showcase our smart transformation experience globally for the sake of sharing learnings that would serve the future of all mankind."
Along with Dubai, the panel discussion hosted a group of global smart transformation pioneers from Singapore, US, Holland and India.