Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recently organized a Creativity Lab workshop at Raffles hotel in Dubai. The workshop whose theme is Envisioning the Future, discussed innovative solutions and industry solution in the energy sector, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data. It also highlighted DEWA’s efforts to enhance these matters.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, delivered the keynote speech at the workshop, which was attended by DEWA’s Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, and senior management. Rudolph Lohmeyer, Director of Global Business Policy Council at A. T. Kearney, talked about Global Megatrends Outlook. Sameer Areff, Chief Operating Officer, SAP Middle East and Africa, talked about future of utilities in light of developments in the IoT and Big Data.
Al Tayer noted that DEWA is implementing the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to provide 7% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2020. This target will increase to 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050. DEWA is also reducing the carbon footprint of Dubai and the UAE. It supports the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, which is a unique global initiative to use technology for the service of humanity and promote the status of the UAE and Dubai as a global hub for 3D printing technology, by 2030.