For several years, mega-events have acted as catalysts for understanding how Smart Cities could operate. The Haj in Saudi Arabia, Diwali in India, the Chinese New Year, the Olympics, the Football World Cup, and the Commonwealth Games, to name a few, mean that hundreds of thousands and, in some cases, millions of people are on the move into or within a particular country for a defined period.
Goals and Objectives
The goal is to provide secure event management and planning at massive scale covering a full range of Smart City concepts.
Broadband wireless connectivity, Bluetooth beacons, digital displays and kiosks, sensors, radar, mobile apps, social media, cloud computing, analytics, real-time operations center, AR/VR, digital content management, video cameras, and coordination with transportation and border access as well as hospitality industries at all levels
Use Case Summary
Mega-events have several issues that are critical to address such as border control, transport, accommodation, safety, security, people movement, and logistics. This in turn means that national and local governments need to act in synchronization with police, border control, transport, hospitality and retail, medical, and so forth. This necessitates coordination of data and a single view across multiple agencies in order to respond to needs and deploy resources across a potentially large geography. The importance of this seamless integration has led many cities to begin developing holistic command and control centers.