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Enabling Digital Twins for Smart Connected Assets: Moving from Hype to (Mixed) Reality

In the not so distant future there will be a Digital Twin for almost everything: consumer goods, airplanes, manufacturing plants, oil refineries, transportation networks, and even entire cities.  Today, we see Digital Twin concepts applied across the entire spectrum of manufacturing, including process, batch, discrete and hybrid modes.  Industrial organizations use them to speed time to market, take risk out of production operations, improve quality and reduce costs.  The challenge business and technology executives face is separating fact from fiction, and hype from reality.  As more vendors serve up a Digital Twin offering, many new questions arise.  The answers to questions vary widely depending on the use case and application.

Read this research spotlight to understand the future of the Digital Twin for Smart Connected Assets.  Specifically you will learn:

  • How far across user personas and the value chain should the Digital Twin extend?
  • What data models, inputs, and user interfaces support Digital Twin?
  • What are the benefits and business models for the Digital Twin?
Author Name: Matthew Littlefield
Date: Jan 9, 2018

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