Director of Insight@NUI Galway Professor Ed Curry has written a piece about digital twins for Silicon Republic. In the piece Curry explains, “A digital twin is a digital representation that can be analysed to optimise the operation of the physical twin. It can be used to replicate physical assets (such as a car), processes (the value chain), a system (transport), or a physical environment (a building). It helps users observe the relevant data, orient to the best possible position relative to the goal, decide on the best course of action to take, and act rapidly on that decision.” He argues that these sorts of dynamic data models are key to future competitiveness.
You can read the full piece here.