Disruptive Technology charts the way for future energy trends
Participants in a discussion panel on the final day of the 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum 2018 emphasised that future trends of energy should be driven by Disruptive Technology. This Technology fosters types of clean and sustainable energy to operate efficiently and reduce the carbon footprint to the minimum. Participants stressed that achieving these objectives would be challenging, hence, requires a concerted effort to create a more energy-efficient world for future generations.
The first speaker was H.E Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), who praised the UAE’s move to achieve 75% of energy from renewable sources such as solar power.
“Apart from using advanced technologies, we are also working to change the mindset culture of consumers with respect to electricity and water supply. Both are vital and play a critical role in achieving this strategic objective. Dubai is working to make progress in water sustainability, through generating 230 million gallons of clean water by 2030,” added Al Tayer.
The second speaker, Dr. Ivan Vera, former Energy Secretary at the UN, said, “This technology will trigger new trends and markets in the global economy. Dubai will certainly achieve its objectives in this field.”
“Sustainability is a top priority for DP World, as many of its equipment are powered by electricity, some of them have self-driving features. We are investing in Robotics in Business and Blockchain technologies to achieve Warehousing at DP World through the smart applications,” said H.E Sultan bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World.
“We must say that public transport, in general, is not entirely environmentally friendly and we should take advantage of the digital transformation based on Disruptive Technology to make all the public transport works efficiently and be environmentally friendly,” said Pierre Verzat, CEO of SYSTRA.
“We have to admit that public transport means, in general, are not fully environmentally friendly. We have therefore got benefit from digital transformation built on Disruptive Technology to make public transport means more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly,” he added.