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  2. Ian, the problem with so many tools is that they forget that it is the audience needs that should drive the content and what and how it is presented. I believe we need to separate the building of models from the consumption of models. I would observe that in too many cases software products present data in graphs "because they can" rather than because it helps the consumer make a decision or gain understanding. Many software products presenting graphs fail to deliver value because the data presented is unworkable, unusable, overwhelming or all of the above. In varying degrees tools can
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  4. AquamatiX

    Climate Accounting - Hyperledger

    An example was given of applying accounting principles which justified cutting down trees to encourage growth of a spagnum bog because Spagnum is apparently 200 times more effiient at carbon capture and water retention than a wooded forest covering the same ground area and faster growing.
  5. HenryFT

    Insights on performance saves money

    I completely believe this, you can't manage something you can't see
  6. HenryFT

    Digital twin Internship

    Hi Amir, great to have you here. Let us know if you're successful 😀
  7. David McK

    The value of, and from, Data

    Thanks, Tom. Some people might be interested in this Forbes magazine interview with Davin Crowley-Sweet, Chief Data Officer at Highways England https://www.forbes.com/sites/douglaslaney/2021/02/01/data-valuation-paves-the-road-to-the-future-for-highways-england/?sh=4510bb46612c&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=109498131&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9xpRbsKEFsqfxsup9dXUfcWRvrxHE687_X-_FPyl93QAm2b520GA-mCmlwizF_e8UyDiX908Lbfr2dPkVcCnumXnwADw&utm_content=109498131&utm_source=hs_email
  8. Today we are delighted to publish the Approach to Develop the Foundation Data Model for the Information Management Framework. This document follows up on the November publication of the Survey of Top-level Ontologies (TLO) and the Survey of Industry Data Models (IDM) and Reference Data Libraries (RDL). (You can find these publications under Gemini Commons/IMF technical Documents.) The pragmatic and technical requirements for the Foundation Data Model have now been developed and consideration has been given as to whether any existing Top-Level Ontologies could be used as a
  9. In November 2020 the National Digital Twin programme programme published the Survey of Top-level Ontologies (TLO) and the Survey of Industry Data Models (IDM) and Reference Data Libraries (RDL). You can find these publications under Gemini Commons/IMF technical Documents. The technical part of the proposed pathway to an Information Management Framework comprises of three main elements: A Foundation Data Model A Reference Data Library, and An Integration Architecture which de
  10. Andy Parnell-Hopkinson

    Wrangling hostile data sources

    It certainly makes the case for automation. Imagine if your job was importing and structuring that data every day.
  11. The digital future of the built environment relies on the people that will create it. In our integrated world, over two thirds of UK leaders say their organisation is facing a digital skills gap (Microsoft, 2020) - we have a challenge and opportunity to close this gap whilst realising the benefits of the National Digital Twin. Working as part of the Mott MacDonald and Lane4 team appointed by the Construction Innovation Hub, we have developed a Skills and Competency Framework to raise awareness of the skills and roles needed to deliver a National Digital Twin. The skills and roles id
  12. Hi IMF Community, You may find this workshop interesting: "4-Dimensionalism in Large Scale Data Sharing and Integration" Full details and Registration can be found at: https://gateway.newton.ac.uk/event/tgmw80 . The workshop will feature six presentations on state-of-the–art research from experts on 4-Dimensionalism in large scale data sharing and integration followed by a chaired Presenter's Panel. Each presentation will cover aspects of 4-Dimensionalism from the basics to Top Level Ontologies and Co-Constructional Ontology with each answering the question posed by the
  13. Hello There are papers by AMRC (https://www.amrc.co.uk/files/document/404/1604658922_AMRC_Digital_Twin_AW.pdf), Leading Edge Forum (https://leadingedgeforum.com/insights/digital-twins-a-guide-to-the-labyrinth/), and Iotics is also featuring a series of podcasts (https://www.iotics.com/about/digital-reflections/) by thought leaders which are most inspiring in regard to the ongoing definition debate, future roadmap and art of the probable. I find these helpful. Best wishes Sophie
  14. The idea of a Digital Twin [DT] needs to advance in a standardized and formal manner. As @DRossiter87 pointed out, this is necessary to "support the consistent adoption of, and interoperability between, digital twins for the built environment within the UK" To aid in this endeavour, it is useful to delineate the difference between the following terms: “DT General Use Case” [GUC]: a very short sentence, possibly consisting of two or three words – ideally a verb followed by a noun – ultimately concerned with the brief and blunt statement of the central business aim that is motivating t
  15. Good question! I consider the development of digital ecosystem or digital infrastructure can learn a lot from the physical infrastucture, including the skillsets and career paths: Similar to physical infrastucture, we need, CEO/CTO/CFO .. designer, architect, projectment, testing, engineers, services, serurity, human resources, customer care...... to name a few. Add data/digital in front of existing roles can form a good starting point, and see some gaps. To address the gap, actions are louder than any words. We should break seemingly unachieve ambitious targets into small and manag
  16. I was reccently introduced to the work on Digital Twins that the City of Wellington is involved in. I share some links with the DT Hub community. Unlocking the Value of Data: Managing New Zealand’s Interconnected Infrastructure Plus, check out these links too.. which where shared with me by Sean Audain from Wellington City Council who is leading the Digital Twin activity in the city. "We have been on this trip for a while - here is an article on our approach https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/towards-city-digital-twins-sean-audain/ - the main developments since it wa
  17. @David Willans of Anmut recently sent me this invitation and I thought I should share it here (with permission). On 24th February, 11am GMT, Anmut are running a webinar about data valuation. When we mention the term, people tend to think it’s about setting a price for monetisation. That is one benefit of doing valuation, but it’s a third order benefit at best. The first and second order benefits are much more valuable and best described with two words, translation and focus. Translation Businesses are, in a simplified way, about choosing which assets and activities to allo
  18. Worth a look at Digital twins, data quality and digital skills (pbctoday.co.uk)
  19. James Harris

    The National Digital Twin Legal Implications

    @James C, A very astute observation and excellent feedback. Thank you. You are entirely right that there is a story that needs to be told on how the emergence of an NDT works outside of the technical narrative that we have chosen to lead off with; keeping fairly close to home in recent times, to ensure that the message has the right starting point. There are of course significant areas of impact on areas such as finance and underwriting, where the availability of better decision making and risk visibility mechanisms could do lots for the reduction of WACC/hurdle rates for infrastructur
  20. Matthew West

    Scientific publication on work to date

    Thanks for this Ian. We've taken a look at it, and this is clearly a SemWeb publication, and at the moment most of the work we are doing is in the Logic/Philosophical Ontology area, and other work in the Integration Architecture is not far enough advanced given the considerable effort involved in putting together a full academic paper. Perhaps next year.
  21. We live in a world abundant in data and technology. There are numerous ways to fake data of all kinds (think deep fake). Envisioning a future where data outputs become as common as a PDF report how do we enable the skills around critical thinking that will allow data professionals to know when something doesn't look right even though it may have already gone through data quality and data audit checks. Just a thought at this point but I would be interested in others thoughts.
  22. Noted. We've added this to our list to investigate in the New Year for extending the Top Level Ontologies, and/or Industry Data Models.
  23. Peter Curtis

    people in the ontology

    @Matthew West Yes please, it was me that asked @Miranda Sharp the question. Thanks.
  24. Peter Curtis

    Where does the human fit in the high-level ontology?

    Thanks, yes I did ask her and thought I classified this question to it....
  25. People (eg. AGI members) were asked changes and opportunities in May, to help investigate the features and dynamics of the UK ‘geospatial data market’ or data ecosystem. 6 questions that were asked, and should have answers in the report. Changes in the UK geospatial data/services market: 1.How have data value chains evolved? 2.How have interactions between the public and private sector changed? 3.How are new types of geospatial data derived from an original source? Opportunities for better use of geospatial data across the economy; 4.What other marke
  26. Lewis Cullinane

    Digital Twin Guidance - Standardisation & Data Structures

    not sure what that meant entirely @Peter Winstanley... but is the 'Information Management Framework' aiming to achieve a clear organisational structure?
  27. The IMF Architects and IMF Developers Networks will be merging today into the IMF Community Network. Any members of the IMF Architects Community not currently in the IMF Developers will be invited to join that group. The newly merged group will be renamed 'IMF Community Network'. The merger is to ensure a single point for information and discussion and to rectify any confusion or boundary setting that was not helpful to the community.
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