Smart Dubai partnered with NXN to develop a comprehensive data strategy to leverage the emirate’s data and advance towards the Smart Dubai vision. Critical to success was realising the significance of data, formulating data policies and standards, designing a data management and classification framework, monetising data via inter-agency data products, and empowering executive decision-making by creating a 3D city model of Dubai using geospatial data.
NXN proved to be instrumental in the development of Smart Dubai, having played consulting and advisory roles, including the mapping of a visionary master plan and architecture blueprint to position Dubai as one of the most advanced and holistic smart cities in the world.
Smart Dubai collaborated with NXN on the creation of the Dubai Smart Platform, including driving the technology, benchmarking, developing the RFQ process and managing the selection process of the vendor to build the platform. The Smart City Platform forms the unique digital backbone of the city, which is a first-of-its-kind in the world.
As a thought leader in the domain of digital transformation for smart cities, NXN has helped Smart Dubai develop the data capabilities to ensure that data continues to be considered as a strategic asset in Dubai’s digital transformation journey.
Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA)
NXN worked with Abu Dhabi-based Digital 14 to deliver a major initiative that would contribute to Abu Dhabi’s achievement of the Tomorrow 2021 initiative, aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the emirate in key areas including business and investment, society, knowledge and innovation, and lifestyle.
A set of analytical data use cases, leveraging the latest digital technologies such as AI and Big Data, were explored to derive insights that would optimise government decision making and inform policy formation for vital sectors such as education, healthcare, or city planning, among other key targets.
NXN delivered the concept definition, detailed design and development of analytics and data use cases along with the deployment of a Data Management Platform where the use cases are hosted. The project has been developed in a span of eight months.
NXN’s key partnership with Zain has led to pioneering digital services in Kuwait which include the development of new services to SMEs such as the Video Surveillance as a Service (VsaaS). NXN is involved in the acquisition of the infrastructure, deployment, and operation of the offering through DNX Platform, allowing quick deployment and a faster go-to-market with advanced features (such as video analytics).
Separately, NXN has worked with Zain Kuwait to develop a customer experience management program by engaging itself in every aspect of the business to understand the pain points and challenges to come up with a program called ‘Know Your Customer’. The engagement delivers artificial intelligence with machine learning capabilities.
Smart City Platform with TELUS
NXN has partnered with Telus Communications Inc. , a wholly owned principal subsidiary of Telus Corporation, a Canadian national telecommunications company that provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services including Internet access, voice, entertainment, healthcare, video, and IPTV television.
Through this partnership, Telus is developing a digital service offering at its Centre of Excellence ‘Living Lab’ in Edmonton, Ontario, which includes a open standards integration platform with a smart security use case solution – visualised via NXN’s Command & Insights Platform – as the next step in promoting digital business ideas for cities, municipalities and enterprises across Canada. This offering allows Telus teams to showcase their digital capabilities with relevant use cases across both the public and private sectors in Canada in a timely manner, promoting key national priorities – security, sustainability and mobility.
King Abdullah Economic City
NXN has been engaged by the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Saudi Arabia for data management and analytics to enable its business users in accessing necessary reports, analysis, and insights in a secure and timely manner. NXN provided Data Analytics and Business Insights; A Current State Assessment that establishes the baseline for KAEC’s data readiness and utilization; Gap Analysis and Data Blueprint that allow business users secure, timely and accurate data access to optimize decision-making, encourage collaboration and improve business performance.
Smart City Master plan: Special Economic Zone at DUQM, OMAN
NXN, a regionally and globally well acclaimed digital service provider and Omantel, the leading integrated telecom service provider in the Sultanate of Oman, collaborated on a strategic Smart City Concept Masterplan engagement for the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZAD), one of the globally renowned economic destinations covering an area of 2000 sqm and having 90 kilometers of coastline. Duqm is regarded as a major new drive for the socio-economic development in the Sultanate of Oman over the coming decades.
Omantel, as the pioneering telecommunications company in the Sultanate and the primary provider of integrated internet services for individuals, companies and government agencies, in partnership with NXN collaborated on a 6-month engagement scope of work that entailed developing the blue print and a high-level masterplan and strategic framework for developing Duqm as a Smart City and to provide Duqm with the best available digital services that best fit with its geographical needs, based on technologies provided by the market with economic viability and ROI.