DEWA, Huawei hold a summit on AI and digital transformation

Published: 27 August 2019 - 2:26 p.m.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) held a strategic summit with Huawei to increase cooperation on investments and to exchange the best global solutions, experiences and practices in innovation and artificial intelligence (AI).

Among the attendees was Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA and Charles Yang, president of the Middle East region at Huawei technologies.

The summit witnessed the launch of a joint AI laboratory, through which DEWA and Huawei will develop and implement AI digital services for the Middle East. The two sides also launched a training and development programme for DEWA staff in different areas of the fourth industrial revolution and disruptive technologies.

"This summit today with Huawei confirms our serious and ongoing work to speed up a new digital future for Dubai. This is done by making use of Huawei’s skills in major areas that support the Dubai 10x initiative," said Al Tayer. Yang further re-affirmed this by saying "Huawei is leading 5G, AI and Cloud computing technologies, and we have the capability to help DEWA build an AI-based digital cloud platform."

Executive vice president of innovation and the future at DEWA said, "DEWA seeks to invest in and apply AI techniques and tools, and spares no efforts to strengthen mutual cooperation and concerted efforts in knowledge transfer, education and training to make Dubai a city of the future."

DEWA's executive vice presidents and vice presidents took part in the summit at the DEWA campus for occupational and academic development in Al Hudaibah, Dubai.

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