Smartmatic launches new office in Dubai

London, United Kingdom - October 27, 2015 - Smartmatic, the world’s leading election technology and services provider, announced today that it has opened a new office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The office, based in the region’s largest technology hub -Dubai Internet City-, will enable the company to expand its global presence and assist local forward-looking electoral commissions to modernise election administration.

“We are excited to be opening a local headquarter in one of the world’s most dynamic and rapidly developing regions. Being closer to our existing and potential customers  will  allow us to better address their needs and provide the innovative tailored solutions we’ve become known for,” said Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Smartmatic’s Chairman.
Smartmatic brings to the Middle-East and North-Africa electronic voting (e-voting), internet voting (i-voting), civil and voter registers, voter authentication, and other technology-enabled solutions.

Current technology trends, including the Internet, smartphones and new voting devices are transforming the way governments communicate with citizens. “As information technology continues to evolve, new opportunities to improve citizens’ interactions with Governments are opening”, stated Malloch-Brown.

“We’ll bring to the Middle East and the North of Africa the most comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help conduct better elections. I am confident the decision to locate this important office in Dubai will soon bear fruits and allow us to strengthen our relations with our partners,” added Lord Malloch-Brown.