June 2016


Earlier this week H.E Dr.Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, Younus Al Nasser, CEO, Dubai Data Establishment and Abdullah Al Madani, Chairman, Open Data Committee congratulated and awarded the pioneering work of all the Open Data Committee members who’s work has been crucial in shaping the Dubai Data Initiative.

The Dubai Open Data Committee was formed by decree of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum in November 2014 to deliver the Dubai Data strategy, framework, law and roadmap. A year and a half down the line, the Open Data Committee members have completed the pilot process for opened and sharing Dubai Data. This included four steps: Define Data Management Organisations, Inventory & Alignment, Classify Data Sets and finally Prepare Final Submission.

Thanks to the pioneering work of the committee members and partners, Dubai is well positioned to emerge as one of the leading smart cities in the world, fuelled by data insights and a new data economy. The committee members have delivered an ambitious roadmap in record time, and the city looks forward to witnessing the benefits of their hard work.