Q3 Members' Meeting

Digital Twin Consortium Mini-Workshops at SMC-IT

Join Us for the Digital Twin Consortium Q3 Virtual Members' Meeting

September 21-23, 2021
10am - 3pm ET


The Q3 members' meeting will feature keynote addresses from digital twin industry experts, Working Group presentations and updates, Workshops and tech demos, and we'll hear from our Liaisons and Regional Branches. Bookmark this page to keep abreast of new keynotes and updates to the agenda.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Robert Heilman
    Director Highly Automated Systems Safety Center of Excellence (HASS COE), USDOT I Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    Robert Heilman

  • Darran Anderson
    Director of Strategy and Innovation, Texas Department of Transportation

    Darran Anderson


  • Bruce A. Leybourne
    CEO, Stellar Transformer Technologies

    Bruce A. Leybourne

  • Dan Isaacs
    Chief Technical Officer of Digital Twin Consortium

    Dan Isaacs

  • Dr. Dirk Slama
    Vice President Bosch, Research Fellow at Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute

    Dr. Dirk Slama

  • Pieter van Schalkwyk

    Pieter van Schalkwyk

  • Anto Budiardjo
    CEO, Padi.io

    Anto Budiardjo

  • Eric Truffet
    Master's Professor, Digital Interconnection, ECAM Strasbourg-Europe

    Eric Truffet

  • Detlev Richter
    Global Head of Industrial and Energy Products, Head of Advanced Manufacturing, TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH

    Detlev Richter

  • Jon Geater
    Co-Founder & CTO, Jitsuin

    Jon Geater

  • Dana Kawas
    CEO of Thynkli, Co-chair of Business Maturity Model Working Group, Digital Twin Consortium

    Dana Kawas

  • Anil Sawhney
    Global Lead, Construction and Infrastructure Sector, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

    Anil Sawhney

  • Carlos Toro
    Research Line Head - Virtual Engineering & Simulation, Vicomtech Research Centre and Branch Coordinator of the Digital Twin Consortium (Spain)

    Dr. Carlos Toro

  • Saip Eren Yılmaz
    Co-chair, Fintech Working Group, Digital Twin Consortium and Member, Advisory Council, IISE

    Saip Eren Yılmaz

  • Berardino Baratta
    VP Projects & Engineering, MxD

    Berardino Baratta

  • Berardino Baratta
    Team Lead, Digital Twinning, TNO

    B.J. (Jeroen) Broekhuijsen


Tentative Agenda

(Agenda reflects Eastern Time)

Day 1 (September 21)

time presentation
10:00am Welcome & Introduction
William Ruh, CEO, Lendlease Digital

Keynote Address: Introduction to Quantum Computing
Aziza Suleymanzade, PH.D. Candidate, University of Chicago

Quantum computing is bursting out of the lab and into the real world. This thrilling tech promises to solve complex problems that today's most powerful computers are unable to solve. It may lead to breakthroughs such as better and cheaper medicines, methods to diagnose diseases sooner, and improved financial models that better capture value from the market. In our keynote, quantum computing expert Aziza Suleymanzade of the University of Chicago will provide a practical introduction to quantum computing concepts and will discuss how digital twin initiatives will get a boost.

11:00am Digital Twins: Past, Present and Future – A Panel Discussion with Our Founders
11:45am Break
12:00pm Working Group & Consortium Updates
12:30pm Liaison Update: AIoT
Dr. Dirk Slama, Vice President Bosch, Research Fellow at Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute

Digital Twins Ecosystem Capabilities Periodic Table Workshop
Pieter van Schalkwyk, CEO, XMPRO

“What job are you hiring the Digital Twin to do?” This is how late Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen may have started the workshop. Christensen’s theory is known as the “Jobs” or “Jobs to Be Done” theory (“JTBD”) because it’s built around a central question: what is the job a person is hiring a product to do? What is the job to be done? He illustrated his theory with the question “what job are you hiring a milkshake to do?”

Doing a job requires certain abilities and once we’ve mastered it, we can bring these capabilities to do the job. It is a simple but powerful analogy and in this workshop we will look at the jobs that we hire Digital Twins to do and how it creates a collection of capabilities that can be composed through different orchestrations to get the job done.

The Digital Twins Ecosystem Capabilities Periodic Table workshop provides practical guidance on composing Digital Twins from capabilities, rather than technologies and make it easy for end users to make sure they shortlist the right capabilities when hiring a Digital Twin.

1:30pm Break

Overview: Automated Manufacturing Technology Showcase Platform
Dr. Carlos Toro, Research Line Head - Virtual Engineering & Simulation, Vicomtech Research Centre and Branch Coordinator of the Digital Twin Consortium (Spain)

This session will introduce an Automated Manufacturing Cell platform based on open standards and Open-Source elements including OPC UA and Asset Admin Shell. The platform will include a pick and place robotic system utilizing computer vision and high-speed automation all actively managed by a Digital Twin.

2:15pm Virtual Reality Workshop: Simulation of UV Auroral Pulses on Mars Demonstrating Vertical Induction Effects from Crustal Magnetic Anomalies
David W. Johnson, CEO, Argos.Vu
2:45pm Summary/Closing

Day 2 (September 22)

time presentation
10:00am Opening & Daily Agenda
Dan Isaacs, CTO Digital Twin Consortium

Keynote Address: Intelligent Infrastructure - Smart Transportation Corridors
Jeff De Coux, Chairman and Autonomy Fellow, Autonomy Institute, Robert Heilman, Director Highly Automated Systems Safety Center of Excellence (HASS COE), USDOT I Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology and Darran Anderson, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Texas Department of Transportation

Autonomy Institute is a cooperative research consortium focused on advancing digital infrastructure, autonomy, and AI at the edge. Autonomy Institute aligns government, industry, academia, and the public to create the policies, industry, jobs, and community benefits of autonomy. With a tsunami of technology coming to cities - that's where the Public-Private Partnership (P3) comes in to deploy Public Infrastructure Network Nodes (PINN). The PINN is as critical to a city as roads, power, telecommunications, and water infrastructure. A unified infrastructure supporting integrated city services, autonomous systems, and commercial use cases is beneficial to the community, and national security and privacy. This infrastructure will create highways and byways in order to support more efficient mobility, automated city services, autonomous cars and trucks, autonomous shuttles, air taxis, inspection drones, and many intelligent city applications.

Investment in a 21st-century Intelligent & Autonomous Infrastructure is among the highest priorities for stimulating economic expansion, national security, and job growth. Edge computing, NextG wireless, Intelligent Transportation Systems, precise APNT, and resilient electrical grids will drive the largest infrastructure buildout in our nation's history." The Intelligent and Autonomous Infrastructure is the equivalent of the Eisenhower Interstate Highways. It will drive a massive resurgence of manufacturing, engineering, construction, installation, programming, and jobs of the future.


Trust Vector Workshop – data and hazard-driven digital decision process for dynamic situation within an incomplete world
Detlev Richter, Global Head of Industrial and Energy Products, TÜV SÜD GmbH
Jon Geater, Co-Founder & CTO, Jitsuin
Anto Budiardjo, CEO, Padi.io

The workshop describes the elements of the trust vector communication approach combined with the digital twin maturity model and as an application example context-sensitive safety to increase productivity and ensure compliance for mission-critical applications. Transformation of security and safety information – today part of the assurance case – into the digital twins and especially into the communication rules between digital twins is one opportunity to ensure trustworthiness. A smart factory system architecture is used to describe the capability to handle data and hazards within three different scenarios generated with the required trustworthiness. The DTC Digital Twin maturity model combined with the trust vector communication profile offers a solution into the direction of autonomous production systems. Real time optimization of mission-critical systems can ensure greatest utility for the owner of the factory and answers the questions why do we need context-sensitive understanding based on digital twin systems of systems.

11:45am Break

Regional Branch Office Update: The Netherlands
B.J. (Jeroen) Broekhuijsen, Team Lead, Digital Twinning, TNO

As coordinator for the Dutch Regional Branche Organization, Jeroen Broekhuijsen will detail the work he’s doing for the Dutch Research Institute TNO and his vision on Digital Twins. He’ll dive into the current National initiatives in the Netherlands on Digital Twins and outline the current initiatives from the Dutch BRO.

12:30pm Liaison Update: Digital Twins for the Built and Natural Environment
Anil Sawhney, Global Lead, Construction and Infrastructure Sector, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Workshop: Business Maturity Model
Dana Kawas, CEO of Thynkli, Co-chair of Business Maturity Model Working Group, Digital Twin Consortium

Digital Twin is a disruptive technology and companies in all industries typically face challenges in defining their starting point, prioritizing use cases, and navigating the organizational structure to adopt the technology. They take an ad-hoc approach to designing and implementing digital twins for different needs, which leads to architectural inconsistencies, scalability complexity and maintainability challenges. In this workshop, we will go through the business maturity framework to guide you through the journey of designing, implementing, and adopting digital twins, enhance and deepen the organization's digital capabilities, and realize the business value that this technology adds to your business.

1:30pm Break

Data Simulation of Stellar Transformer Processes: Earth-Mars-Sun Predictive Digital Twins
Bruce A. Leybourne, CEO, Stellar Transformer Technologies

The Predictive Digital Twin composite representation encompasses a virtual solar system synchronized to Stellar Transformer EM energy induction processes between Earth-Mars-Sun. Lightning simulations using NASA flash data show a diurnal N-S mid-ocean ridge axial induction effect on earth driving lightning hotspots pulses. While the Mar Induction Explorer treats the Mars–Sun system as a Stellar Transformer explaining the "auroral pulses" beginning at dusk and ongoing til midnight, with a magnetic impulse e.m. harmonic induction model. Research indicates Mars UV-auroral pulses are driven by an induction power surge when natural crustal e.m. harmonics of octahedral symmetry align with elements of the solar magnetic moment.


Workshop: Towards Net Zero
Michael Jansen, Chairman and CEO, Cityzenith

This workshop will explore the use of urban Digital Twins to help cities, infrastructure, and buildings become more efficient and sustainable. The workshop will run in parallel to the company's recently launched "Clean Cities Clean Future' initiative, and participants will be given the opportunity to observe and get involved with multi-party Digital Twin projects in major American cities, including New York, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, and others.

2:45pm Summary/Closing

Day 3 (September 23)

time presentation
10:00am Opening & Daily Agenda
Dan Isaacs, CTO Digital Twin Consortium

Keynote Address: Digital Twin: Implementation and Benefits for the Water Industry
Jaime Barba Sevillano, CEO, Idrica, Pilar Conejos, Digital Twin Manager, Idrica

Water is the most important resource on our planet and its conservation is our responsibility. Today, around 2 billion people live in countries with high water stress. As the global population increases and climate change accelerates, the world may be facing a 40% global water deficit by 2030. This keynote session will explore GoAigua, a new water management approach that unifies all digital components of the water utility infrastructure – SCADA, GIS, ERP, AMI/AMR, CMMS, IoT Sensors – into a single utility. Discover the secrets behind GoAigua's Digital Twin, deployed at the company Global Omnium, a century-old Spanish utility which manages the water supply in over 400 cities. Learn why Digital Twins have become an essential tool in the water industry.


Liaison Update: Introduction to MXDUSA
Berardino Baratta, VP Projects & Engineering, MxD

In this session, you will learn about MxD (Manufacturing times Digital) the nation's digital manufacturing institute and the DoD's National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing (NCCM), and how they are empowering manufacturers with Digital Twins including past and present activities and current testbeds. Discussion will focus on potential areas and opportunities for collaboration.

11:45am Break

What is a Financial Digital Twin?
Saip Eren Yılmaz, Co-chair, Fintech Working Group, Digital Twin Consortium and Member, Advisory Council, IISE

The value and potential of financial digital twins remained unexplored despite the rapid evolution and dissemination of digital twin technologies. In this session, we will discuss the financial digital twins and their potential.


Open-Source Workshop: EcolCafé in Industrie 4.0
Eric Truffet, Master's Professor, Digital Interconnection, ECAM Strasbourg-Europe

This workshop presents an Industry 4.0 Open Source project demonstrator which show how a digital twin is used to develop and implement an end-to-end Manufacturing System.

1:00pm Open-Source Workshop: IP Protocol Conversion Tool
Erich Barnstedt, Chief Architect, Standards & Consortia, Azure IoT at Microsoft
1:30pm Break

Open-Source Workshop: Reducing Complexity with a Smarter Stack
Anto Budiardjo, CEO, Padi.io

The complexity inherent in Digital Twins can be overwhelming, especially when large numbers of vendors, products, and technologies are involved. The recently released open-source Smarter Stack from the Monday Live! group (see https://stack.mondaylive.org) is a tool to put order to this complexity by modeling components and their stakeholders onto a single business-centric stack.


Workshop: 2030 Districts
John Reynolds, CEO, Agile Fractal Grid

Agile Fractal Grid and a series of DTC member organizations are planning to engage in a Technology Showcase project featuring a composable digital twin marketplace for the 2030 Districts to offer their member real estate organization. The composite will feature the inclusion of popular BIM engineering tools, visualization features, and real-time operations controls. It will feature a Mass Customization Center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for integration and certification with hardware in the loop. The workshop will describe the current plans for completion of the templated system and the plans for first customer use in New York City.

2:45pm Summary/Closing

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