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Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, with Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in Washington. (Photo: WAM)

DEWA and Microsoft will work together to explore the use of quantum computing in areas such as energy and water supply optimisation, with the goal of improving Dubai’s growing infrastructure … reports Asian Lite News.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, with Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in Washington. (Photo: WAM)

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has met with Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in Washington, and discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation.

DEWA and Microsoft will work together to explore the use of quantum computing in areas such as energy and water supply optimisation, with the goal of improving Dubai’s growing infrastructure. This also supports the Dubai 10X initiative, which sets the Government of Dubai on a mission to be a global leader 10 years ahead of other cities.

During the meeting, Nadella said that DEWA is a strategic partner for Microsoft and intends work with DEWA to build efficient data centres that are powered by clean energy.

DEWA plans to work with a research team from Microsoft to develop Quantum Computing solutions to improve energy efficiency through quantum algorithms and software testing. DEWA will be the first organisation outside the United States to use Quantum Computing from Microsoft.

Al Tayer was accompanied by Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence, Marwan bin Haidar, Executive Vice President of Innovation and the Future, and Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA.

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