PLEASE READ AND SHARE our new Whitepaper—"The Impact of COVID-19 on the Implementation of Digital Twins in the Global Building Industry
I am excited to share our new whitepaper—"The Impact of COVID-19 on the Implementation of Digital Twins in the Global Building Industry: Perspectives from Expert Practitioners”. DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY HERE! https://cityzenith.com/impact_of_covid19/
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A collaboration among experts in the field led by Cityzenith, this whitepaper surveys and comments on the current state of the global Digital Twin industry from the perspective of long-time practitioners, and proffers a surprising thesis:
“Digital Twins developed to aggregate, manage, analyze, visualize, and predict information in today’s smart cities, manufacturing plants, and building construction sites, can be successfully re-purposed to provide a unique information management solution to the current Covid-19 crisis, now and later, at any scale.”
We sought perspectives from leading digital twin practitioners around the world—Singapore, New Delhi, London, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Palo Alto—from a range of sectors, including government, govtech, IoT, (commercial) smart buildings, building wellness, and smart cities. Many thanks to all of the amazing contributors whose invaluable insight made this possible— Neil Thompson (Atkins), Terence Tan (Govtech), Tom Shircliff (Intelligent Buildings), Peter Scialla (Delos), Gregory Curtin (Civic Connect), Joe Dignan (Microsoft), Jagan Shah (NIUA), Paul Stannard (WorldDigitalFoundation).
We are moving towards a world which will be increasingly reliant on Digital Twins of all shapes and sizes. Benoit Lheureux, research vice president at Gartner, “predicted that by 2022, over two-thirds of companies that have implemented IoT will have deployed at least one digital twin in production.” In times of crisis, Digital Twins can provide unprecedented transparency to multiple stakeholders, improving multilateral decision-making, increasing operational efficiencies, strengthening risk mitigation, and facilitating innovation and collaboration at the local, state, federal, and international levels, across government agencies, businesses, and citizen populations alike. The coronavirus pandemic, while tragic at an epic scale, compels us to reconsider not just how we interact with each other, but also how we interact with the built environment in which we live, work, and play. As we emerge from isolation and we acclimate to a new normal, and as that new normal morphs and evolves, the general trend for businesses, governments, and citizens alike the world over will be towards #digitalization and #virtualization, and Digital Twins will lead the charge for the building industry.