Dubai – MENA Herald : HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received a delegation from Microsoft International, headed by Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft, at DEWA’s head office. The delegation included Sayed Hashish, General Manager of Public Sector, Microsoft Middle East and Africa. Moza Al Akraf, Acting CIO of DEWA, also attended the meeting.
Al Tayer welcomed the delegation and talked about DEWA’s projects and continuous development in providing services. Al Tayer also emphasised DEWA’s support of the National Innovation Strategy, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to integrate innovation as a corporate concept, to make the UAE one of the most excellent and innovative countries in the world.
“DEWA makes optimal use of modern technologies to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world. DEWA’s strategic cooperation with Microsoft reflects our continuous efforts to use state-of-the-art technologies in all our operations, it also underlines our commitment to keep up to date with the latest developments, to achieve our vision of becoming a sustainable innovative world-class utility. The move also contributes to DEWA’s global position as one of the largest and most efficient utilities, achieving the happiness of its customers and stakeholders,” said Al Tayer.
“We continuously work to raise the level of services provided, by adopting the latest technologies, systems and international best practices. We are also advancing our smart grid project to connect over one million smart meters to a smart integrated electricity and water grid. Starting from the main production stations, all the way to the end consumer point, the smart grid will host a wide range of applications to manage consumption at the highest levels of efficiency,” concluded Al Tayer.
The delegation thanked Al Tayer for his hospitality, and cooperation.