Learn how digital twins are enabling sustainability across industries

Having established a strong foothold in resource-oriented and asset manufacturing industries, digital twins are now gaining momentum as a facilitator of Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) and sustainability initiatives.

ESG and sustainability have emerged as business drivers that are impacting corporate decisions at the policy, regulatory, and investor levels. Organizations are now embracing sustainable development goals from the United Nations and the Environmental Protection Agency, among other influential institutions.

As executives in board rooms around the globe are brainstorming ways to achieve these goals, they are beginning to recognize that digital twins play a critical role in delivering a more sustainable future.

In this half day event, you will hear from Digital Twin Consortium leadership and other pioneers in digital twin technology and methodology encompassing the three pillars of sustainability: Social, Economic, and Environmental. The presenters will look at ground-breaking digital twin applications and discuss today’s responsible computing opportunities and challenges with a view toward shaping a more sustainable future.

Attendees will have ample opportunity to network with the presenters and other guests.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone interested in learning about digital twin technology, business advantages, and applications. 
  • C-level executives and sustainability professionals tasked with improving cost, consumption, and operational efficiencies in their organizations. 
  • IT and IoT executives and technologists. 


time presentation
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Info Day - An Introduction to Digital Twin Consortium and Sustainable Digital Twins

Dan Isaacs, CTO, Digital Twin Consortium
Dr. David McKee, CEO, Slingshot Simulations

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Digital Twins for Sustainability and Circular Economy
Panel Discussion moderated by Dan Isaacs, CTO, Digital Twin Consortium

Dr. David McKee, CEO, Slingshot Simulations
Ron Zahavi Chief Strategist for IoT Standards, Microsoft Azure IoT and Executive Director, Digital Twin Consortium
Sean Whitely, Founder, AxoMem
Petrena Prince, Global Offering Leader for Responsible Computing, IBM

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Coffee Break and Demos
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Using Digital Twins to Support Net Zero Interventions

Tim O'Callaghan, Electric Places

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM The Leeds Urban Community Involved (LUCI) Digital Twin Project

Thom Cooper, Sustainability Manager, University of Leeds
Dr Jim Parker, Reader, Leeds Beckett University
Rob Harwood, COO, Slingshot Simulations
Leeds City Council, TBD

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Digital Twin Consortium Closing Remarks

Dan Isaacs, CTO, Digital Twin Consortium
Dr. David McKee, CEO, Slingshot Simulations

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Networking Reception and Demos (Cont’d)

Save Your Seat!


Free and open to the public. (Registration required )



University of Leeds
Nexus Building
Discovery Way
Leeds LS2 3AA
United Kingdom

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