At the MWC event, Biju Nair, President, Global Connected Living, Assurant, recently spoke on how Digital Twin technology can help enterprises and organisations create a mirrored world that improves products and services. Focusing on the topic “Digital Twins in a Mirror World”, he went on explaining how the power of this interactive and collaborative technology can influence the future of connected living, and be a crucial enabler of a greener, more sustainable future.
According to Biju, the promise of digital twins for societal evolution is their ability to build an accurate virtual replica of real-world objects and infrastructures. These duplicates serve as a simulation tool for businesses, organizations, and governments to handle some of the world’s most critical issues, like geopolitical instability, pandemics, and climate change. The digital version of a resource can be used to test the changes made in its configuration, behaviour and business processes in a way that is safer and less invasive than the physical counterpart. Therefore, digital twins can be utilized to conduct stress tests that would otherwise be too difficult, unsafe, or costly in real-world settings. They can use simulation models to evaluate and calculate process modifications in a variety of hypothetical scenarios and show what might happen if certain changes are made to a resource or process. Sustainability, economic efficiency, and assisting humans in thriving in a connected environment, were the main themes that emerged during the discussion.