Smart cities may be all the rage these days. But few organization have been involved in smart cities projects as long as NXN – and even fewer are continuing to innovate quite like they are. Hence why they’re our Knowledge Partner for this special report on smart cities.

The view from NXN CEO Ghazi Atallah’s window at his company’s Dubai office is impressive, with a sweeping vista of the city below and clear, blue water that looks more like something one would see on a postcard. Such a view also gives Atallah the perfect vantage point from which to view the development of Dubai itself – particularly how it develops as a smart city, something which NXN coincidentally has been heavily involved in.

The market is moving. The technology is moving. The services are moving.” – Ghazi Atallah

We’ve certainly been at the forefront,” he says. One thing that’s helped NXN be at the forefront is DNX, its smart cities platform. Three and-a-half years in the making, the platform can help cities digitally transform more quickly (in other words, move from inefficient paper systems
to digital ones), integrate systems, and reduce silos. Translation: the platform can help increase the efficiency of a city and reduce headaches potentially making people happier. Atallah says the DNX uses cloud technology to make it scalable, which can also help handle the network capacity and data demands that come from the explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and more connected services.

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