Apart from transforming the landscape with excellent progress in infrastructure, Dubai has embarked on the journey of being the first smart city in the region by introducing the Smart City platform.

This is one of the key steps towards making a city smart. The platform will be bridging the diverse ecosystems ranging from the smallest of the sensors to government entities to provide digital transformation, according to Dilip Rahulan, executive chairman and CEO of the Pacific Controls.

Dubai is one of the few cities in the world which has adopted a unique approach to evolve into a smart city, according to a paper published by KMPG. This aspiration, the paper notes, is underpinned by three themes of communication, integration and cooperation. It is this integrated approach that will bear fruit and help it achieve its aspiration of becoming the first truly global smart city.

In a move towards the goal of Smart City, Dubai launched Dubai Data Law in October 2015 to allow the sharing of government data with the private sector. While announcing the new law through his Twitter account, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, had said that Dubai Data Law will create opportunities for collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship between government and non-government entities… see more

source: Khaleejtimes