Technology, UAE

UAE’s DEWA, Huawei strengthen AI and digital transformation collaboration

Charles Yang, Huawei
Saeed Al Tayer, DEWA

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and multinational tech giant Huawei have explored ways to expand their strategic partnership in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation, according to a report by the Dubai Media Office.

In a video conference, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA); Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East; Marwan Bin Haidar; Executive Vice President of Innovation and the Future at DEWA; Mohammad Bin Sulaiman, CEO of Data Hub Integrated Solutions (Moro), a fully-owned subsidiary of DEWA; and Matar Al Mehairi, Chief Information Officer & Chief Innovation Officer at DEWA have discussed  strengthening cooperation and promoting bilateral relations, as well as sharing the best international practices and experiences to protect against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The meeting focused on best international solutions, experiences, and practices in innovation, disruptive technologies, smart grids, digital transformation, automation, cloud computing, and AI. They also discussed precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers and improve business continuity.DEWA Huawei

During the meeting, Al Tayer talked about DEWA’s precautionary measures to combat the pandemic, and protect the health and safety of employees, customers, and society.

Al Tayer commended the strategic partnership with Huawei, which is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology, the company’s support to governments, and China’s experience in handling COVID-19 pandemic. He also praised Huawei’s support for DEWA’s electricity and water digital infrastructure.

DEWA is working with Huawei to promote a new digital future for Dubai in key areas that align with DEWA’s objectives in the Dubai 10 X initiative. This has already started with DEWA’s Fiber Optic Backbone Upgrade as part of the InfraX project. This has enabled it to apply Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) and a Virtual Desktop Interface, which will be provided through MORO’s digital platform.

The partnership between DEWA and Huawei also includes a number of future projects such as Big Data Management, Perimeter and ICT Infrastructure Security, Cyber Security, and Information Security among others.

A joint team is working on pilot programmes using the latest technologies to develop new initiatives. These include Research and Development (R&D), new services for customers, and ready-to-market or immediately actionable vital initiatives.

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