1. What is a Digital Twin?

A digital twin is a virtual representation of real-world entities and processes, synchronized at a specified frequency and fidelity.

  • Digital twin systems transform business by accelerating holistic understanding, optimal decision-making, and effective action.
  • Digital twins use real-time and historical data to represent the past and present and simulate predicted futures.
  • Digital twins are motivated by outcomes, tailored to use cases, powered by integration, built on data, guided by domain knowledge, and implemented in IT/OT systems.

The foundational elements of the definition are captured in the first sentence: the virtual representation, the real-world entities and processes it represents, and the mechanism by which the virtual and real-world entities are synchronized.

2. What is Digital Twin Consortium?
3. How is Digital Twin Consortium organized?
4. Who should join?
5. Why would a user of digital twins join?
6. Why would a vendor of digital twin products or services join?

Vendors of digital twin technologies should join to support their customers in deploying digital twins successfully. They can influence and leverage the Digital Twin Consortium ecosystem and improve the visibility of their products and services. Members of Digital Twin Consortium collaborate with experienced technologists, physical product experts and data scientists, across multiple industries to learn from each other and develop and apply best practices that accelerate the adoption of digital twin technology across their customer base. Vendors apply the knowledge gained through collaboration within the Digital Twin Consortium to develop new revenue streams and develop enhancements to existing products and services to drive the innovation of new business and new business models.