At the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai's infrastructure stands a pioneering IIoT solution: the MindSphere Smart City App.
It collects, monitors, correlates, and analyzes Expo site data in the cloud as a single source of truth to help drive Expo's goals and KPIs.
To drive their vision of sustainable urban living, the Expo 2020 Dubai organizers needed what was, in essence, an all-in-one IIoT solution to creating a very smart environment. They envisioned an IIoT-enabled, adaptable, and scalable solution with the capacity to grow as use cases emerge and change.
The solution would support decision-makers in reaching sustainability targets, help operations monitor, maintain, and control a secure, and reliable infrastructure while making the Expo grounds a great and safe place to live, work, and visit.
From environmental monitoring to HVAC to security systems, the close collaboration between Siemens MindSphere and the organizers of Expo 2020 Dubai has produced a jack-of-all-trades powerhouse. With this IIoT solution, Siemens has turned the Expo grounds into the essential smart city – and helped Expo 2020 Dubai become the most digital and connected Expo ever.
The MindSphere Smart City App gives Expo operations a single-pane-of-glass view into metrics from the entire Expo infrastructure – and for some subsystems, even the capability to control it. From sustainability management to operational teams, from security teams to management, multiple stakeholders use its actionable data, for example, to identify sustainability drivers and track key performance indicators. Leveraging artificial intelligence, the app even provides predictions and forecasts for some parameters.
The IIoT Smart City App integrates over 20 subsystems across the Expo 2020 Dubai site. Siemens technology, IIoT sensors, and a host of 3rd party systems form the app’s IIoT Smart City framework.
The volume, variety, and velocity of data are unprecedented. An inventive custom IoT agent handles the connectivity of subsystems. Scalable and secure, this agent runs on any platform, OS, and hardware and is reusable with minimal or no changes in code.
Currently covering a wide range of use cases, the MindSphere Smart City App is adding to its already extensive library of use case modules to serve the future incarnation of the Dubai Expo site, District 2020.
Just like this smart urban district will go on as a living example of cutting-edge practices, the MindSphere Smart City App will support the smart evolution of cities worldwide that seek to address the challenges of sustainable urbanization with the power of IoT.
Outdoor and Indoor AIQ
Ecology and Landscaping
Smart Energy Metering
Smart Water Metering
Building Management System
Carbon Footprint Calculation
Security Management System
The MindSphere Smart City App is a holistic application that can transform urban planning and sustainability management, not only because it covers an extensive array of use cases but because it cuts through the gordian knot of data complexity.
It is a single source of truth for all use-case metrics and a single pane of glass to access them.
The app’s single-pane-of-glass user interface and its UX design set a new standard in the global arena.
The clean and intuitive graphic interface lets users monitor and control their infrastructure in real-time from any device, even a smartphone.
The learning curve for users is flat and short, and credentials and roles govern user access to individual metrics.
The MindSphere Smart City App helps Expo 2020 Dubai achieve its sustainability goals – in an incredibly demanding environment.
Afzal Shabaz Mohammed, VP IoT, Technology and Innovation at Siemens Expo 2020 Dubai