21 Dec 2021
Al Tayer opens RTA’s Hackathon at Expo
(25 experts from pavilions of participating countries took part in the event)
His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) inaugurated RTA’s Hackathon at Expo 2020 Dubai. 25 experts and specialists from pavilions of countries participating in Expo took part in the event along with a team of RTA pioneers. The hackathon discussed three key topics relating to economic growth, community happiness, and envisioning the future.
Al Tayer reiterated RTA’s keenness to turn the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make innovation an institutional practice towards building a sustainable future for the upcoming generations. He also stressed the importance of realising our leaders’ vision to make Dubai the most innovative city worldwide while keeping abreast of the fast changes in the future of transport and harnessing them for the happiness and wellbeing of residents and visitors of Dubai.
The Hackathon discussed ideas and policies that support economic growth such as investing in RTA’s services and ensuring optimal utilisation of its assets. It also focused on enhancing the integration of RTA services and raising the profile of the emirate to become a hub for innovative technologies, research and studies. Discussions also covered the needs of the upcoming generations and the wellbeing of community as well as the future of mobility, infrastructure and the needs of users in future.
A variety of ideas and initiatives were presented in the hackathon revolving around the main topics. They support environmental sustainability and the optimal use of technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data.