Smart Dubai launches global network to connect smart cities

The initiative aims to further Dubai’s position as a world leader in smart city technology
ICT is transforming the way cities function.
ICT is transforming the way cities function.


The Smart Dubai Global Network was unveiled during its annual event “Future, Now”, held at the Dubai Design District (d3).

The Smart Dubai Global Network is an international network of smart city stakeholders, which aims to bring together partners that share a passion for advanced technology, Fourth-Industrial-Revolution breakthroughs, smart living and spreading happiness in the community with tech-enabled, human-centric services.

Members can join the network online and interact with one another through its global smart city directory. Smart Dubai and other network members may reach out to one another to collaborate on exchanging knowledge around implementation of smart city and technological initiatives, ecosystem enablement efforts supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs, skill development, publications, events, awards and more. The Network’s focus topics include pertinent areas in the field of smart cities including big data, city experiences, artificial intelligence, paperless government, blockchain, digital identity and shared services’ platforms.
“At Smart Dubai, we firmly believe that embracing technology and embedding it in the very infrastructure of cities is at the core of smart city development. With the launch of the Smart Dubai Global Network, we are essentially taking a bold first step towards building the largest international network of smart cities. The Smart Dubai Office is extending its hand in partnership to all individuals and entities that share our passion for emerging technologies and encourage the exchange of knowledge and skills,” SDO Director General Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr said.

“We look forward to working hand in hand with other ambitious cities from around the world, with research centres and academic institutes thinking outside the proverbial box to find original solutions to both longstanding and modern-day challenges, and with subject-matter experts dedicating time and effort to sustaining the smart-transformation momentum sweeping across the globe.”

The Smart Dubai Global Network seeks to position Dubai as a global hub for science, technology, research, smart living, and the future industry.

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