Unleashing digital potential
Four inefficiencies digital twinning can solve
Digital transformation can help society to address many of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The growing abundance of data should help us make smarter, more informed decisions – while the growth of automation and AI should make our actions more efficient and effective.
In practice, though, there are several obstacles that prevent us from harnessing this digital potential to redefine society’s economic and climate performance. We identified four inefficiencies in today’s systems:
- Siloed solutions, caused by regulations or conflicting interests, prevent cross-functional insights between industries and domains.
- This lack of connectedness in turn can lead to poorly-informed decisions, increasing the chance of unintended consequences from digital interventions.
- A growing clutter of sensors and devices is making it more difficult to integrate digital systems in the physical space – and to extract meaningful insights from all the data.
- Individual, localised solutions can be effective in one environment but, if they lack a wider framework, miss the opportunity to have an impact on a larger scale.
Digital twins have the potential to overcome these obstacles. When based on clear guiding principles we gradually can build an eco system of digital twins, that provides the complete picture, and making sense of the complexity.