Open and shared data worth as much as $2.8bn a year to the UAE

Open and shared data worth as much as $2.8bn a year to the UAE
Open and shared data can impact a number of areas, says Younus Al Nasser.
Published: 16 May 2017 - 12:52 p.m.
By: Mark Sutton

Open and shared data could add as much as AED 10.4 billion ($2.8bn) to the UAE economy per year, according to figures from Smart Dubai Office.

A new report from Smart Dubai, the ‘Dubai Data Economic Impact Report' attempts to quantify the value of open and shared data to Dubai across various sectors.

Speaking at the launch of the report today, Younus Al Nasser, assistant director general, Smart Dubai Office and CEO of Dubai Data Establishment, said that the report was an attempt to measure the impact of open data initiatives to the city and the UAE.

 


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