Ras al Khaimah, U.A.E. (ots) - WISeKey was part of the Swiss
delegation of Mr. Pierre-François Unger, Minister of Economy and
Health, State and Republic of Geneva, that visited Masdar City near
Abu Dhabi in the U.A.E. this week.
During the visit, WISeKey confirmed its intention to be among the
first tenants to move into the Swiss Village in Masdar City.
Switzerland is the only country so far to be given its own
neighborhood in the eco-city. WISeKey eSecurity technologies will
enable it to pick up clients not only in Masdar itself and Abu Dhabi
but throughout the Gulf region. Abu Dhabi intends to make Masdar City
a global center for renewable energy. WISeKey plans to play an
important role in securing Masdar City and the Swiss Village.
More than 70 companies are part of the Swiss Village Association.
WISeKey will be involved as a Gold Sponsor and a strategic partner.
Other companies include Implenia. Switzerland's largest construction
firm, Avireal, a leading real estate firm Avireal, Hublot, the luxury
watchmaker, as well as the three big players in the Swiss solar power
industry: Oerlikon, 3S, and Meyer-Burger.
As the first major hydrocarbon-producing economy to take such a
step, Abu Dhabi has established its leadership position by launching
the Masdar Initiative. The Masdar Initiative driven by the Abu Dhabi
Future Energy Company (Masdar), a wholly owned subsidiary of the
Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) is a global cooperative
platform for the open engagement in the search for solutions to some
of mankind's most pressing issues: energy security, climate change
and the development of human expertise in sustainability.
Carlos Moreira, WISekey CEO and Founder, told reporters that there
has been a considerable increase in the level of awareness about
security among local companies in UAE in the recent years but added
that many companies continued to harbor the misconception that
technology or highly-paid consultants alone could solve all their
problems. He explained that local companies must strive for a
combination of trusted technologies, best practices and high levels
of awareness. WISeKey will soon announce the establishment of WISekey
UAE to assist the market.
At Masdar, WISekey will expand NetCarbonOffset.com, the web-based
program designed to use the Internet and digital identification to
assist the offsetting of carbon footprints with the final objective
to support greenhouse gas reduction projects and hasten the
transition to a clean energy future. The Internet is a great place to
reduce carbon offsets because it can be more efficient than any other
measures allowing an individual to help to assist on the fight
against global warming, while reducing the same or more carbon
dioxide emissions. Via NetCarbonOffset.com, users purchase a digital
renewable energy certificates (WISeKey Digital Certificate) which
allows them to demonstrate their commitment to fight global warming
throughout all their internet transactions, emails, and web surfing.
This digital certificate will become very visible and will be
promoted a transactional mechanism to trade alternative energies over
a trusted internet.
Founded in 1999 in Geneva, Switzerland, WISeKey is one of the
premier security software and services company in the world, with
clients including first-in-class corporations like Microsoft and
governments like the state of Geneva.
ots Originaltext: WISeKey SA
WISeKey corporation communications director