Smart Dubai Ini­tia­tives:

Amani Mah­mood Al­jassmi IT Di­rec­tor, IT Depart­ment Dubai Health Au­thor­ity

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Hap­pi­ness Me­ter

The Hap­pi­ness Me­ter was one of the very first ini­tia­tives that Smart Dubai an­nounced in Oc­to­ber 2014. The Hap­pi­ness Me­ter doc­u­ments the users’ ex­pe­ri­ence at the end of us­ing a par­tic­u­lar ser­vice. Since this ini­tia­tive was in­tro­duced, the Hap­pi­ness Me­ter has

re­lated tech­nol­ogy to tap into deeper Sen­ti­men­tal Anal­y­sis to get an even more ac­cu­rate feed­back on peo­ple’s ex­pe­ri­ences.

Vast quan­ti­ties of data are be­ing col­lected, what ac­tions have been taken to im­prove data se­cu­rity and data pro­tec­tion? The Smart Dubai ini­tia­tive is pow­ered by a uni­fied plat­form for many func­tions, in­clud­ing gen­er­at­ing huge quan­ti­ties of data, much of them in real-time that ben­e­fits the cen­tral­ized plat­form. Se­cu­rity is a pri­or­ity for the whole plat­form and is em­bed­ded into each layer. The smarter the city, the more com­puter sys­tems, the more in­te­gra­tion be­tween the sys­tems, and the more open the ac­cess to the data col­lected by all those sys­tems are. Ro­bust se­cu­rity poli­cies are in place to en­sure the pri­vacy of our res­i­dents, as well as to pro­tect from at­tacks that could lead to data theft or break­downs.

What is unique about Smart Dubai com­pared to other smart cities? Dubai’s ap­proach to smart cities is unique as it is the first to cre­ate a city­wide blue­print for smart ini­tia­tives aim­ing to de­velop a sin­gle uni­fied smart city, rather than im­ple­ment­ing smart ini­tia­tives only cov­er­ing cer­tain in­dus­tries and sec­tors. Part of the uni­fied ap­proach will be able to take data from a wide range of sources and make it avail­able to in­ter­ested par­ties. More­over, Dubai choos­ing hap­pi­ness as the mea­sure of suc­cess is also a very unique and ex­cep­tional ap­proach.

How do you per­ceive Dubai as the ideal city of the fu­ture? Dubai is a fast grow­ing city in which the pop­u­la­tion grew from 0.6 mil­lion to 2.46 mil­lion in the past 2 decades, not to men­tion the an­nual 12 mil­lion tourists. The Smart Dubai ini­tia­tive was im­ple­mented to pre­pare Dubai’s next phase of growth into a mega city. Through the col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors across the six strate­gic di­men­sions, Dubai of the fu­ture will be filled with happy and em­pow­ered peo­ple who live in a smart city that is seam­less, ef­fi­cient, safe and im­pact­ful.

in the lob­bies at d3. Should they wish to sched­ule a meet­ing, they can book a com­mon meet­ing room online or through the d3 app, along with all nec­es­sary equip­ment; they can also pre­reg­is­ter ex­ter­nal meet­ing at­ten­dees and other visi­tors they ex­pect. This means visi­tors can have pre-booked park­ing to which they are au­to­mat­i­cally guided, they can breeze through se­cu­rity at the build­ing en­trance, and they re­ceive a per­sonal wel­come upon ar­rival as their host is no­ti­fied of their en­trance into the build­ing.

Should d3 busi­ness part­ners need to rapidly pro­to­type a de­sign con­cept, they can make use of shared 3D print­ers, book­able online or through the d3 app. Im­me­di­ate photo shoot re­quired? No prob­lem, busi­ness part­ners can ac­cess pro­fes­sional light­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy equip­ment in a per­fect en­vi­ron­ment.

At the end of a pro­duc­tive day, d3 res­i­dents can un­plug their elec­tric car and head back home know­ing they have had a time-ef­fi­cient, cost-ef­fec­tive, and na­ture-friendly work day; as soon as they leave their of­fice, d3’s Smart of­fice will put their printer in sleep mode, dim the lights, scale back the cool­ing and po­si­tion the build­ing’s el­e­va­tors at op­ti­mal po­si­tions to con­serve en­ergy.

What is DHA’S role as a part­ner in achiev­ing Smart Dubai’s vi­sion?

What has Dubai Po­lice im­ple­mented and achieved so far? How is big data be­ing lever­aged to en­sure pub­lic safety, se­cu­rity, and dis­as­ter man­age­ment?

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