Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) announced its partnership with 5 government organisations in Dubai to support the implementation of the second phase of the Dubai 10X initiative. The initiative was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to make Dubai the city of the future, through new mechanisms of action.
Partners in the initiative include Government of Dubai Media Office, the Department of Economic Development, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Smart Dubai Office, Dubai Electronic Security Center, and Dubai Future Foundation’s initiative; the Dubai Future Accelerators.
Abdulaziz Al Jaziri, Deputy CEO and Chief of Projects of DFF, highlighted that these strategic partnerships are an important addition and a qualitative boost to the Dubai 10X initiative. It includes collaborating with leading government entities in the second phase to implement 26 projects approved by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of DFF. These projects were approved during the World Government Summit, held in February 2018, where His Highness and directed them to convert these projects into pilot projects that improve the quality of life of community members.
“The initiative succeeded in providing a platform that brings together various government organisations in Dubai and gives them the opportunity to coordinate and collaborate among teams and unify visions and objectives to provide joint government services in line with the objectives of Dubai 10X. The initiative also contributes to launching new joint initiatives that support Dubai’s vision in becoming a hub for innovation and government excellence” added Al Jaziri.
Accelerate government work and provide non-traditional solutions
Partners will support the participating government entities and projects within the framework of DFF’s full commitment to support all initiatives, projects and government efforts, and accelerate the pace of work. It also aims to improve quality and efficiency in all sectors of government work by adopting innovative ideas and encouraging creativity and non-traditional solutions to benefit society.
Government of Dubai Media Office
“Innovation and creativity are key to Dubai’s development and we are happy to be part of the Dubai 10X initiative, through one of the 26 projects adopted by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum last February to form a pivotal force in Dubai’s journey towards excellence in development and global leadership. In addition, we are pleased that the Government of Dubai Media Office supports the initiative as this would ensure the widespread of these projects and guarantee the involvement of the community in its success and achieving its strategic objectives,” said Rashid Humaid Al-Marri, Engineering Manager at Government of Dubai Media Office.
Mohammed Ali Al Kamali, Deputy CEO of Dubai Exports Development Establishment, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, and Head of the Dubai 10X team, stressed that Dubai Exports will collaborate with government organisations in Dubai to support and empower projects in the second phase of the Dubai 10X initiative. He explained that they will continue to work as a team to strengthen the role of future governments.
“Through our cooperation with other government entities, we aim to offer the appropriate environment and work with all the initiatives that will be adopted to ensure its sustainability and achieve results in the future,” said Al Kamali.
Ahmad Khalifa Al Falasi, CEO of Corporate Services and Investment at Dubai Tourism, explained that the Dubai 10X initiative provides an ideal platform for further innovation and paves the way for future projects that support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
“Sharing experiences, exchanging ideas and collaborating with other government entities and supporting them in the tourism sector is one of the most important aspects of our participation in the second phase of this initiative. Our role is to help government organisations and support their projects to enrich the experience of Dubai’s visitors and offer them an unforgettable experience,” said Al Falasi.
“Smart Dubai is proud to play an important role in achieving the objectives of the second phase of the Dubai 10X initiative by providing the knowledge, experience and infrastructure that will help transform government ideas into reality. Modern technology is the key driver to achieve the Dubai 10X initiative,” said Meera Al Shaikh, Senior Project Manager at Smart Dubai.
Al Shaikh added that Smart Dubai’s new role in this initiative is in line with Smart Dubai’s efforts to build a joint and integrated technology infrastructure that meets the needs and requirements of a future smart city, to transform Dubai into the happiest and smartest city in the world.
Dubai Electronic Security Center
As the cyber security partner of the second phase of the Dubai 10X initiative’s projects, Dubai Electronic Security Center will be reviewing the information security standards of the participating projects to contribute to creating projects that achieve the best levels of information security to achieve sustainability of life and government work in Dubai. This comes inline with the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy which aims “vision statement which aims to establish Dubai as the global leader in innovation, safety and security”
“We aim to make Dubai the safest city in cyber space, and we are aware of what the Dubai 10X initiative is trying to achieve, ahead of what others have been aiming for 10 years. Hence, we work in partnership with various teams to secure their projects with standards and policies that align with the needs of the future,” said Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni, Director of Information Services at Dubai Electronic Security Center.
Dubai Future Accelerators
“This partnership strengthens government cooperation to implement innovative projects to ensure the success of the second phase of the Dubai 10X initiative and achieve the common goal of making Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world,” said Saeed Al Falasi, Executive Director of Future Platforms at DFF.
“Dubai Future Accelerators aims to provide a supportive platform to help make the second phase of the Dubai 10X initiative a success. The initiative aims to move from conceptualisation and evaluation of ideas, to on-ground implementation, through collaboration and exchange of ideas, experiences and resources among government departments to drive innovation and excellence in the future,” added Al Falasi.
Exchange of experiences, skills, and resources
The second phase of the initiative is based on strengthening the cooperation of the Dubai 10X teams in various government organisations in Dubai through the exchange of experiences, skills, and resources, within a common framework aimed at introducing and launching joint initiatives covering key sectors affecting the quality of human life. These include: Health, emergency, community life, infrastructure, sustainability, education, among others.
In its second phase, the initiative aims to make a positive impact on the lives of community members in Dubai by shortening procedures, offering innovative government services and seeking solutions to challenges. This contributes to promoting Dubai’s leading position as a global destination for the export of innovative models and methods of government work.