By ; Adel Farig
“Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC” (Moro), a fully-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with “Alibaba Cloud”, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, to provide integrated Cloud solutions for Moro in the fields of futuristic technologies. The move is aimed at further strengthening the UAE’s drive in the digital world and smart cities.
This agreement has been signed on the side-lines of the “GITEX Technology Week” by Eng. Marwan Bin Haider on behalf of Moro and Daniel Jiang on behalf of Alibaba cloud. Under the agreement, both parties will collaborate to launch different digital initiatives and programs related to AI, Big Data, IoT, Intelligent Transformation, Large-scale Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud Solutions as well as Business Continuity Solutions through moving critical data to a cloud solution.
Commenting on the MoU, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DWEA and Chairman of ”Moro”, said: “We are honoured to collaborate with Alibaba Cloud” to provide integrated cloud solutions in line of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the world’s smartest and happiest city. This step is part of our efforts to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and leverage disruptive technologies to upgrade government services, devise long-term proactive plans and foster DEWA’s role in prospecting and making the future of energy and introduce a new digital future for Dubai. We, at DEWA, hope that our cooperation with leading global companies will contribute to fulfilling Moro’s strategic vision to be the most preferred choice and destination for the public and private sectors in UAE and the region in terms of data storage and cloud-based digital service management, thus providing world-class services and solutions and enhancing customer experience.”
“Under this MoU with “Alibaba Cloud”, “Moro” will support cooperation between both sides and join forces to attract new customers and provide current customers with a wide range of the world’s most advanced digital transformation solutions and cloud services. Moro employs cutting-edge digital technology serving private companies and government agencies according to the highest international standards ensuring the highest quality standards as well as business continuity,” said Eng. Marwan Bin Haidar, Vice Chairman of “Moro”.
“Moro aspires to leverage all capabilities in order to provide unconventional and speedy digital transformation services and support the smart government quality- and excellence-oriented approach. This is ultimately designed to enhance Dubai’s competitiveness and supports its goals of becoming the world’s smartest and happiest city,” said Bin Haider.
“Alibaba’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere, and we believe the partnership with Moro will allow us to achieve this mission in Dubai more efficiently,” said Selina Yuan, President of International Business at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “Our shared passion to empower customers to thrive in the era of Digital Transformation makes us a preferred choice for organisations, who want to work with industry leaders with not only cutting-edge technologies, but also local insights to apply those technologies effectively to solve their pain-points.