The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Huawei have recently held a strategic summit focused on increasing cooperation on investments and exchanging insights on best practices in innovation, disruptive technologies, smart grids, digital transformation, automation, cloud platforms, and artificial intelligence (AI).
The summit was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, and Charles Yang, President of the Middle East Region at Huawei Technologies.
The event witnessed the launch of a joint AI laboratory, through which DEWA and Huawei will develop and implement AI digital services for the Middle East.
“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.
The two sides also launched a training and development programme for DEWA staff in different areas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and disruptive technologies.
“Huawei is leading 5G, AI and cloud computing technologies, and we have the capability to help DEWA build an AI-based digital cloud platform,” said Yang.
DEWA executive vice president for Innovation and the Future Marwan Bin Haidar also highlighted that the organisation seeks to invest in and apply AI techniques and tools. “We spare no efforts to strengthen mutual cooperation and concerted efforts in knowledge transfer, education and training to make Dubai a city of the future.”