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Al Dhaheri....the new chairman of Smartworld

Smartworld appoints new chairman

DUBAI, June 8, 2015

Smartworld, an Etisalat and Dubai World Central joint venture company, has appointed Saeed Al Dhaheri as its new chairman.

Al Dhaheri, a former IT advisor to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also former director general of Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), said UAE’s Smart Cities initiatives have opened a sea of opportunities especially in the  ICT sector and his prime focus will be on strategic expansion by tapping into these new opportunities across the UAE and GCC region.

Dubai joins a growing global Smart City movement, with Frost & Sullivan estimating a global smart city market potential of $3.3 trillion by 2025.

Al Dhaheri, who brings with him a wealth of more than 25 years in academics, leadership and advisory roles, said he welcomes industry competition as he believes it fosters holistic growth.

“The UAE provides a global platform to companies and we have many large IT companies operating here, in a healthy competitive environment, which our visionary leadership has always encouraged. The UAE ranks highly on the World Economic Forum’s s Global Competitiveness Report, we are No. 1 in the world in terms of importance of ITC to government vision,” he said.

“If we look specifically at developing smart cities, no single vendor can deliver total solutions. I believe the best approach to tackle this huge transformational programme is through phased approach and public private partnerships; in this regard will go a long way to ensuring success and each one has the opportunity to contribute their expertise. ” - TradeArabia News Service




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