A ski resort with decades of unmapped equipment buried underfoot. Busy airports with thousands of moving pieces. A shipping company facing a future of climate risk and supply channel disruptions. Leaders in these and a variety of other industries are building digital twins—virtual 3D and 4D replicas of operations, assets, and the relationships in space and time that tie them together—to see more clearly when making decisions.
Multinational consulting firm Accenture, reported digital twins to be among the top five tech trends of 2021. They predicted “businesses that start today, building intelligent twins of their assets and piecing together their first mirrored environments, will be the ones that push industries, and the world, toward a more agile and intelligent future.”…………….