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January-March 2019

Smart Dubai platform is the backbone of the city's transformation

Following the launch of the Smart Data platform, the Smart Dubai Office has revealed it is working with key technology and business partners to develop “UAE Pass”, a digital ID and digital signature which is being touted as one of the foundations that any city needs to transform. Dubai is already pioneering smart city initiatives in the Middle East and is increasingly becoming a global leader. In 2017, Smart Dubai was selected by the United Nations (UN) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to develop a global index for smart cities starting with pilots in the emirate. Said Aisha bin Bishr, director general at Smart Dubai Office, speaking at the Global Smart Cities conference, held in GITEX Technology Week 2018 where Smart Dubai was also exhibiting. “Of course, we have the Emirates ID (UAE ID) but the digital ID and digital signature we will unveil will be one of the foundations that any city needs to transform in its embrace of the future. “We are working with our partners to make this a national initiative, so ...

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