Monday 09, October 2017 by Jessica Combes

DIFC promotes innovation and smart finance at GITEX 2017


Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) marked its first participation in the annual GITEX Technology Week, in collaboration with Smart Dubai. Participation comes as part of DIFC’s ongoing efforts to support the Smart Dubai initiative and to promote innovation and Smart Finance in the UAE and the wider region.

DIFC inaugurated its participation with the launch of DIFC Connect, the official Mobile App for DIFC which aims to offer an interactive platform that enhances the residents and visitors’ experience around the Centre.

“Innovation sits at the core of what we do at DIFC. It defines our culture and the values we stand for, and aim to promote amongst our community. Our participation in GITEX for the first time this year is testament to this belief and to our ongoing commitment towards supporting the ambitious strategy of Smart Dubai. The Smart initiatives we are showcasing are in line with the Smart Dubai District Guidelines, aiming to ensure the best experience of efficient, seamless, safe and impactful operations for our community,” said Alya Al Zarooni, Senior Vice President of Operations, of DIFC Authority.

For the duration of the event, which runs from 8 to 12 October, DIFC will be present at the Smart Dubai booth to showcase its various initiatives that aim to enhance its clients and community experience These include FinTech Hive at DIFC, DIFC’s Facility Management Automated Services, as well as the newly launched “DIFC Connect”.



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