In recent years, more and more cities are looking to apply the Digital Twin concept to a specific district or the entire city. Often large public and private investments have been made to support the developmentof Digital Twins in collaboration between academia, municipalities, and industry. In the first seminar we will take a closer look at 3 major initiatives from the United Kingdom, the Unites States and Australia and discuss different approaches to boost the creation and utilisation of Digital Twins.
Alexandra Bolton has been CDBB's Executive Director since the Centre came to Cambridge in August 2017. She works across CDBB’s programmes, including the National Digital Twin programme and the Construction Innovation Hub, to advance the digital transformation of the built environment in order to improve people’s quality of life through improving social, economic and environmental outcomes. Alexandra has had a varied career, having worked in industry and the City before joining the University of Cambridge in 2014.
Dan Isaacs is Chief Technology Officer of Digital Twin Consortium, where he is responsible for setting the technical direction for the Member Consortium, liaison partnerships and business development support for new memberships.
Previously, Dan was Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development at Xilinx where he was responsible for emerging technologies including AI/Machine Learning, including defining and executing the ecosystem strategy for the Industrial IoT. Prior to joining the Digital Twin Consortium, Dan was responsible for Automotive Business Development focused on Automated Driving and ADAS systems.
Adam is the founding Executive Director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, an organisation that is part of the world's largest network of smart cities practitioners and policy makers who's goal is to make cities more liveable, workable, and sustainable. We advocate for the adoption of technology, data-driven decision making and intelligent design as an accelerator to sustainability outcomes in cities.