Why a Digital Twin needs a platform approach
While being a key enabler of Digital Transformation, Digital Twins are technology-agnostic. Therefore, a platform approach that exploits innovation at every layer of the technology stack is more likely to yield new ways of working to create new sources of value to the business.
Discrete Digital Twin: The basic building block
“Discrete” digital twins focus on atomic resources, such as, individual assets, products, people and single process tasks. [Gartner Research]
Customer example: Italpresse Gauss developed a digital twin to collect operational data and improve situational awareness.
Composite Digital Twin: Complex processes
“Composite” digital twins represent a higher level process, function, or group of assets that combine several discrete digital twins.
Customer example: Lundin created a detailed digital twin of their offshore platform in an effort to shift more work onshore, where costs are lower.
Organization Digital Twin: The money machine
“Organization” digital twins are for optimizing higher-order, business-level outcomes. [Gartner calls it “Digital Twin of Organization”]
Customer example: ADNOC employs its Panorama Digital Command Center to optimize performance across its 14 business units in real time.
Digital Transformation in Action: Italpresse Gauss Uses Virtual Reality to Create Digital Twins
What does implementing new technology like IIoT, virtual reality, and augmented reality look like when you’re working with the digital twin of an operating environment? Italpresse Gauss’s high-performance light metal casting solutions revealed the impact of these advancements firsthand. The team saw immediate improvements in maintenance effectiveness—just one metric that measures the immense potential of this cutting-edge technology.