Smart Dubai has listed the 14 entities that achieved the best results in the first half of the “Data First, The City’s Data Challenge”. It was launched to recognise entities that will make the most contribution in terms of providing their respective data to the Dubai Pulse platform which will help foster a data ecosystem within their entities.

“The Data First Challenge is a powerful instrument for us to advance this agenda,” he continued. “It encourages our network of partners to join the effort and will recognise the entities that will make the most contributions towards building a holistic data ecosystem in Dubai. With 35 of our partner entities participating in the inaugural challenge, it is well on its way to achieving its goals.” said Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director-General of Smart Dubai, CEO of Smart Dubai Data.

The list of participating 35 entities are the Community Development Authority, the Department of Finance, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners, Du, the Legal Affairs Department, the Dubai Airport Free Zone, the Dubai Government Human Resources Department, and the Dubai International Financial Centre, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai Courts, Dubai Culture. A total of 35 government and semi-government entities participated in the challenge.

“Data is an indispensable and valuable commodity for building smart cities, offering a wealth of insight to support decision-makers,” added Younus Nasser.

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