Facilio and Smart IoT ink partnership with Digital X
The initiative will include solutions for Smart Home and Office, Smart Buildings, Surveillance and Security, as well as Health and Safety.
New York-based FM-Tech start-up Facilio, with operations in the US, Middle East and India; and Smart IoT, UAE's leading IoT innovator, have signed an MOU with Digital X, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, to support the implementation of 'Smart Living as a Service'. The strategic MOU signing and launch of Smart Living as a Service (SLaaS) was announced during Gitex 2019.
Dubai is emerging as a global leader in the implementation of path-breaking technological solutions and innovation-led transformation. Dubai10X was formulated by the government to find practical ways and means to propel the city 10 years ahead of other cities, and to bring tomorrow into today. It is focused on digital transformation and future-readiness, to position the Emirati city 10 years ahead of other leading global hubs, by staying ahead of the curve and promoting sustainable development.
Marwan bin Haidar, executive vice-president of Innovation & the Future at Dewa, said: "We have signed an MoU with Facilio, a well-known tech platform, and Smart IoT, a leading local entrepreneur. The objective here is to deliver SLaaS of the highest global standards for all of Dubai's residents. The initiative will redefine urban living not only in Dubai, but also across other global cities in the future."
As part of this effort, Digital Dewa has undertaken research and implementation of autonomous systems for AI empowered solar energy generation and storage, as well as conceptualising Digital X, an initiative to deliver Smart Living as a Service (SLaaS) with a focus on integrated safety, surveillance, health and automation solutions. Smart Living as a Service (SLaaS) is a landmark step in this direction and is aimed at enhancing the quality of life of the city's businesses and residents with the aid of the tech-driven innovations that deliver best-in-class service models.
Khalifa A. AlJaziri, managing director of Smart IoT, said: "Our city Dubai, with its glistening cityscape and progressive leadership, has always been at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and innovation. What sets us apart from other cities is our commitment to make development and sustainability synonymous with each other. It is both our pleasure and honor to work with Digital X - a subsidiary of Digital Dewa - to further our shared goal of Dubai 10X, propelling our city 10 years into the future, by collaborating with our esteemed partner Facilio."
Prabhu Ramachandran, founder and CEO, Facilio, said: "Smart Living as a Service is a future-ready idea, which has customer experience, sustainability and efficiency at its core. As a technology company we have inherent faith in the power of technology to achieve the impossible and are always striving to remain at the forefront of innovative next-gen tech. This partnership is a great opportunity for us to bring the best services and cutting-edge technology from around the world to Dubai." - firstname.lastname@example.org
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