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Digital Twin Maturity white paper offers guidance on digital twin adoption

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Digital Twin Maturity white paper offers guidance on digital twin adoption

Provides lifecycle map and an approach for incorporating digital twins.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | August 9, 2021

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Digital Twin Consortium released the Infrastructure Digital Twin Maturity: A Model for Measuring Progress whitepaper.

The document is meant to guide infrastructure stakeholders as they incorporate digital twins in their projects. It outlines a five-stage process organizations can follow based on their digital twin maturity level.

“Real estate owners recognize the importance of digital transformation of their processes, and digital twin adoption is on the rise. To measure progress, business leaders need to know where they are and where they are going,” said John Turner, vice president, innovative solutions, Gafcon, and one of the authors of the document. “Digital twin adoption is a marathon, not a sprint, and the maturity model provides a long spectrum for leaders to measure their progress.”

Digital twin maturity levels include:

Dinosaur: Laggards who resist using digital twins and digitizing legacy projects.

Average: Includes stakeholders who observe digital twins passively. They are the first to automate to eliminate conflicts in the field, but they operate in siloes.

Leader: These active observers of digital twins recognize the benefit of data sharing, but they often do not involve business owners in the process.

Evangelist: Sees the benefit of digital twins, defines active digital twin prototypes, and defines data sharing between point solutions.

Pioneer: Actively adopts digital twins across the organization and eventually the supply chain.

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