Dubai's DEWA reviews future of digital technologies
DEWA is aiming to become one of the most prominent digital utilities in the world, in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution that the world is experiencing
Experts from international organisations including Microsoft, SAP, Ernest & Young, and Navigant took part in a DEWA Digital Day workshop held recently to discuss digital transformation in DEWA and its initiatives to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics, and develop disruptive technologies.
DEWA is aiming to become one of the most prominent digital utilities in the world, in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution that the world is experiencing.
The workshop was attended by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, DEWA’s Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, and a large number of staff from all divisions.
“Organising this workshop comes at a time when DEWA has accomplished many international achievements, receiving over 170 local and international awards over the past three years. These include the international excellence award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) to become the first non-European organisation to receive this prestigious award and be placed in the platinum category along with other major global companies,” said Al Tayer in his keynote speech.
“The UAE, represented by DEWA, has achieved first place globally for getting electricity, according to the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2018. Nonetheless, we have learnt from our wise leadership that we do not rest on our laurels, even if we achieve first place. The next phase requires a lot from us to keep pace with the huge developments made around the world every day.”
He said that DEWA takes the lead in anticipating the future, innovating its technologies, and employing them to achieve the best results. This places it among the best utilities in the world, supported by innovation, which is the basis for developing our services, initiatives, strategies work plans, and continuous improvement, said Al Tayer.
“This is part of our efforts to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and develop disruptive technologies, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, and other innovative technologies. We also align our strategies and initiatives with local and federal government plans and strategies including the UAE Centennial 2071.”