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DAFZA’s digital intelligence plan receives approval

DAFZA’s digital intelligence plan receives approval

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), has approved the organisation’s Digital Intelligence Plan 2018-2020.

This has been developed in line with digital transformation initiatives such as the Dubai Internet of Things Strategy and the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence – the first major initiative within the UAE Centennial 2071 project.

The new plan was developed in partnership with Deloitte Consulting LLC and is in line with both DAFZA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2021 and its innovation strategy.

Sheikh Ahmed emphasised the importance of technological development and the adoption of modern technologies in various fields in supporting the transformation of Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world.

He pointed out the role of the institutions in Dubai in achieving the leadership’s vision for digital wealth as represented by the Dubai Internet of Things Strategy and the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence which was launched in October 2017 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA, noted the importance of the support of the leadership through which national strategies and initiatives for adopting the latest technologies have been launched.

Al Zarooni said: “We are grateful to our leadership for always inspiring us to succeed and do our best. Through their support and encouragement, we have always been confident of our success and have surpassed the goals we have set to move forward.

“The new digital intelligence plan reflects DAFZA’s commitment to advancing the approach of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who underscores the importance of taking advantage of technological solutions to accelerate government workflows in various fields and promote the UAE as a leading model for countries that invest in the future and work to acquire its tools.

“We look forward to turning DAFZA into an innovative, world-class freezone based on a scientific methodology and a clear vision for achieving ambitious goals and aspirations driven by advanced and future technologies. We aim to boost the development process and take a steady step towards shaping the future in the UAE.”