China plans to transform 500 urban centers into “smart cities” by the end of 2017 by centralizing data via an “intelligent operations centre”, a room with massive screens detailing useful and searchable information. Smart cities will also be using technologies such as networks of smart cameras to improve public security.

Value for Dubai

Centralizing data and making it accessible to decision makers can help them better understand data and make decisions; additionally networks of smart cameras can strengthen public security in Dubai.