Why a National Digital Twin?
As a digital representation of assets and operations help owners and operators make their workforce safer, improve productivity and reduce costs, we look at how the development of a nation of digital twins can join up and create a national digital twin. How will a national digital twin help society tackle the cross silo challenges of achieving carbon reduction targets, co-ordinate disaster response and improve the of society as a whole.
The focus of the 2nd series of digital twin talks is to explore the complex topic associated with the interconnection of digital twins in order to access the compound benefits that this can deliver. It cannot be expected by any solution provider, that “their” digital twin solution is one that can hope to achieve complete market monopoly given the bespoke nature of individual organisations and sectors requirements, histories and aspirations. It is, therefore, imperative that during the creation of these solutions one is considerate of design practices that are conducive in enabling the connection with other solutions [and their needs]. This practice will of course require governance but early reflection on this ambition can ultimately lower the technical hurdles that may emerge in line with potential integration frameworks.