Innovation and trade are vital parts of UAE’s digital economy

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Omar Sultan Al Olama along others top dignitaries during the ribbon cutting ceremony in Dubai on Thursday.

Sajjad Ahmad, Deputy Business Editor

Innovation and trade are important pillars of the UAE’s digital transformation strategy in order to strengthen the country’s digital economy, said Omar Sultan Al Olama, the UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications.

Speaking at the Motorola Solutions new center opening in Dubai, Al Olama said,” UAE is a global innovation hub and the government is facilitating technology companies to enhance the innovation and digital trade landscape.”

Motorola Solutions, a global leader in public safety and enterprise security, has opened its new office in Dubai including a new Innovation and Training centre, expanding its presence in the Middle East region. Omar Sultan Al Olama said Motorola Solutions’ Innovation and Training center will boost the nation’s digital economy.

“The UAE is moving rapidly to offer accelerated learning and development opportunities because we recognise that no industry or job is exempt from digitalisation. Reskilling and upskilling initiatives that are laser-focused on transformative technology are critical to creating a resilient future workforce that remains competitive in a fast-changing world. Motorola Solutions is a major player in communications technology. Its new Innovation and Training center will add tremendous value to our knowledge-driven economy and global reputation as an attractive talent and technology hub.”

During the official opening ceremony, Sean Murphy, Chargé d’Affaires, US Embassy UAE and several government officials and business leaders also welcomed the company’s investment in the region at its new location in Dubai Internet City, underscoring the important contribution by Motorola Solutions to the overall development and growth of the UAE’s thriving technology and ICT sector.

“Motorola Solutions’ new Innovation centre showcases the company’s deep commitment to the UAE through outstanding customer support and the forging of new partnerships. The culture of innovation at Motorola Solutions enables first responders and global business leaders to operate safely and smoothly, with mission-critical solutions that the UAE and the world need,” said Chargé d’Affaires, Sean Murphy.

“The UAE is thriving with strong engineering talent,” said Patrick Fitting, Regional Vice President, Middle East, Africa and Central Asia at Motorola Solutions. “Through our new Innovation and Training centre, we will advance mission-critical technologies in close collaboration with our customers and deliver leading innovations for public safety and enterprise security. We are proud to support the UAE Government’s ambitious National Innovation Strategy of becoming one of the most innovative nations in the world.”

Adding to his comments, Ammar Al Malik, Executive Vice President Commercial Leasing, at TECOM Group and Managing Director of Dubai Internet City, said, “Dubai has emerged as the tech capital in the region. For more than two decades, TECOM Group has provided specialised and competitive work environments in strategic locations across the Emirate for major institutions, SMEs and start-ups. We are pleased to welcome Motorola Solutions to Dubai Internet City as they join our diverse and innovation-driven community.”  Motorola Solutions has significantly grown in the Middle East and Africa in recent years, providing public safety and enterprise customers with its unique ecosystem of mission-critical technologies — including public safety radio communications, video security, access control, analytics, cybersecurity services and command centre software solutions – that help make communities safer and workplaces more resilient.

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