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G42 Smart Nation’s Expo 2020 Tech Solution Ranks Top 3 Globally at World Smart City Award 2022

G42 Smart Nation, an operating company of G42, the UAE’s leading AI and cloud computing technology holding group, was ranked top 3 in the World Smart City Awards 2022 for best Safety & Security deployment for its integrated, AI-powered solution developed for Expo 2020 Dubai. The annual World Smart City Awards is a prestigious international competition, held as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, which recognizes pioneering projects, ideas, and solutions for making global cities more livable, sustainable, inclusive, and economically viable.

“With over 337 top-level proposals from 60 countries worldwide and after a highly competitive selection process, G42 Smart Nation’s submission: Smart Security Solution for Expo 2020, was shortlisted as a finalist in its category. Thanks to G42 Smart Nation’s integrated, smart, and sustainable technological system, over 23 million visitors enjoyed safe and secure access and environment including seamless operations and movement of people and vehicles at EXPO 2020 Dubai,” the company added.

Over the course of six months, G42 Smart Nation’s solution helped prevent thousands of potential threats and seamlessly addressed hundreds of incidents through the use of AI-powered predictive and preventive decision-making solutions in real-time. Other finalists in this category included an innovative urban security submission from Finland and a children’s role-playing security game from The Netherlands.

Rashed Alkouk, Chief Business Officer of G42 Smart Nation, commented on the award, “We are proud to be recognized on an international platform for the solutions we provided to one of the world’s largest mega-events. Coming in the top 3 of The Safety and Security Award 2022 is a testament to our strategy and capability for active implementation and mega-project management, for systemic collaboration with the highest standards of efficiency and effectiveness while fulfilling stringent regulatory and governance requirements.  G42 Smart Nation’s advanced AI solutions will lead to safer, greener, and smarter communities and preserve them for future generations.”

Earlier this year, G42 Smart Nation also won a first place amongst 133 submissions in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 2022 Algorithm Ranking.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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