Schneider Electric Innovation Summit opens

DUBAI, — The 5th edition of Schneider Electric Innovation Summit was opened on Tuesday to discuss the latest technologies, trends and innovations, transforming the world of energy Opened by Managing Director & CEO, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, DEWA, Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer, the event brings together top industry leaders from across the region at Atlantis the Palm Hotel for two days, with the turnout expected to be more than 2500 visitors.

In his inaugural word, Al Tayer said the summit has become a significant platform for the exchange of expertise and knowledge in area of innovation.

“The event ideally fits within the UAE’s National Innovation Strategy, launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum that is premised to turn the UAE to one of the world’s most innovative countries,” Al Tayer added.

In line with the Smart Dubai Initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid to render Dubai the world’s happiest and smartest city, DEWA has launched many initiatives, programmes and promising projects towards this end, he added.

He expressed pride that DEWA has become a performance-driven organsiation that follows an innovation-based strategy envisaging short and long-term plans and strategies to enable the Emirate of Dubai to realise the smart government of the future.

“DEWA is the first organisation to adopt sustainability as an integral part of its vision and strategic plans in line with the UN Sustainable Development 2030 Goals,” Al Tayer maintained, adding that DEWA has efficiently contributed to the World Green Economy Organisation, launched by Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid in October 2016 in collaboration with the UN Development Programme as the first such international organisation specialising in areas of green economy.

Source: Emirates News Agency