In line with the Dubai Future Agenda, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) conducted a series of online awareness sessions, workshops and webinars during the first half of 2020 on Future Shaping. Some 480 employees from different divisions attended these workshops, which had an array of specialists focusing on various future tools.
These included a workshop on ‘Future of Work Skills’, ‘Future of Data Centres,’ and ‘Future of Distribution Maintenance’. The workshops forecast trends by using tools to predict and build future scenarios and recommend actions to ensure future readiness.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, highlighted DEWA’s commitment to empowering its staff to lead innovation and anticipate the future, by launching a series of innovative programmes and initiatives to provide a better future for generations to come. “DEWA’s vision is inspired by the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai who said, ‘The future knows no waiting, delay or procrastination’.
DEWA increases its efforts to achieve the government of the future by shaping and keeping pace with the latest developments in strategic sectors, based on sound scientific foundations and a clear vision that foresees future challenges and turns them into promising opportunities. This achieves the UAE Future Foresight Strategy, and the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world’s leading nation.
DEWA is an ardent supporter of Dubai’s progress in leading the future by reworking the traditional concepts of work mechanisms to suit the rapid global changes and strengthen Dubai’s position as an incubator for creativity and a beacon of innovation; to ensure it is at the forefront of cities that anticipate and shape the future. This is through innovation, and using the best disruptive technologies and Fourth Industrial Revolution applications, such as Artificial Intelligence, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Energy Storage, Blockchain and Big Data, among others,” said Al Tayer.