Digital Twin Consortium Liaisons



About buildingSMART International
buildingSMART International is a vendor-neutral and not for profit body that leads the development of open digital information flows across the built asset industry. Its mission is to proactively support industry participants who want to develop open standards for planning, design, procurement, assembly and operation of buildings and infrastructure worldwide. It provides the international network plus the necessary technical and process support. Its members, who range from across the built environment spectrum, collaborate under the buildingSMART organization. buildingSMART is engaged with other international standards bodies such as ISO, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Its core Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standards achieved ISO approval in 2012.

Continental Automated Buildings Association

About Continental Automated Buildings Association
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a global not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of connected home and intelligent building technologies, supported by an international membership of over 370 organizations involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products and services relating to home and building automation.

Global Mining Guidelines Group

About EdgeX Foundry
EdgeX Foundry is an open source, loosely-coupled microservices framework that provides the choice to plug and play from a growing ecosystem of available third-party offerings or to augment proprietary innovations. With a focus on the IoT Edge, EdgeX simplifies the process to design, develop and deploy solutions across industrial, enterprise, and consumer applications. EdgeX Foundry is hosted by LF Edge, an umbrella organization under the Linux Foundation, that establishes an open, interoperable framework for edge independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system. For more visit or


Global Mining Guidelines Group

About Global Mining Guidelines Group
The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) accelerates the implementation of innovative technologies into the mining industry by bringing together stakeholders to create guidelines that respond to common challenges. Working Groups address topics such as interoperability, data access and usage, artificial intelligence, autonomous equipment, underground communication, battery-electric equipment, and comminution efficiency in mining.


FIWARE Foundation

About FIWARE Foundation
FIWARE Foundation is a non-profit organization that drives the definition and encourages the adoption of open standards (implemented using Open-Source technologies) that enable the development of portable and interoperable smart digital solutions across many domains, in a faster, easier, interoperable and affordable way, following an Open Source approach that avoids vendor lock-in, whilst also nurturing FIWARE as a sustainable and innovation-driven business ecosystem. Founded in 2016, the foundation has Atos, Engineering, NEC, Red Hat, Telefónica and Trigyn Technologies among its 370+ members.

Industrial Internet Consortium

About Industry IoT Consortium
The IIC is focused on driving technology innovation that fosters business development. We help organizations identify best technology practices, build credible brands, and transform their businesses. Our goal is to help our members get the best return on their IoT investment.


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

About Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
As a globally recognized professional body, everything we do is designed to effect positive change in the built and natural environments. Through our respected global standards, leading professional progression, and our trusted data and insight, we promote and enforce the highest professional standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction, and infrastructure. Our work with others provides a foundation for confident markets, pioneers better places to live and work, and is a force for positive social impact. With over 134,000 highly qualified trainees and professionals, and offices in every significant financial market, we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed our standards within local marketplaces in order to protect consumers and businesses. In doing so, we can innovate and progress the development of spaces and places, so they are fit for future generations, in addition to the challenges faced in the present.


Smart Water Networks

About SWAN
SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum, is the leading global hub for the smart water sector. A UK-based non-profit, SWAN brings together leading international water utilities, solution providers, academics, investors, regulators, and other industry experts to accelerate the awareness and adoption of "smart," data-driven solutions in water and wastewater networks worldwide.