The Dubai Internet of Things (IoT) Strategy seeks to build the world’s most advanced Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem in the world’s smartest city to improve people’s lives. The strategy aims to protect Dubai’s digital wealth, encourage government departments to join the emirate’s smart transformation, and achieve the objectives of the Smart Dubai Plan 2021 to transition to a 100 per cent paperless government. It covers six strategic domains: governance, management, acceleration, deployment, monetisation and security.
The Dubai IoT Strategy unifies the data sources for the Dubai Pulse platform – Dubai’s digital backbone. It opens new prospects for growth, improving overall efficiency across all sectors and opening up unprecedented economic and social opportunities for people in Dubai.
The strategy is set to be implemented over four consecutive phases in the coming three years. The first phase centres around coordination of efforts and activities to implement IoT policies across government departments. The second phase involves integration and conversion and seeks to harmonise efforts towards implementing the IoT Strategy. The third phase is about optimisation, after which the strategy will go into the final ‘blockchain journey’ stage. This stage will witness the full integration of IoT policies and the first RoI of the strategy.
Updated on 24 Mar 2019