”I couldn’t agree more! Simulation is one of the key issues in the context of digital twins (DT) and we will soon publish more articles with this type of content. Let me just add regarding the interview I made with Marc Halpern of Gartner–which the article was based on–that we did address the simulation field, however, this part of the discussion was not published in the article on ENGINEERING.
So, let me quote what he said during our conversation in connection with the PDT Europe conference in Gothenburg – by the way: Marc’s statements concerning simulation and some other areas will be published in a coming TV-report which will be published on ENGINEERING.com soon.
Here are some quotes from Marc Halpern related to the topic of DT simulation:
“I think it is a significant risk that some companies will embark on a digital twin journey without having fully identified and reached consensus on what will be the business subjective and how will this be implemented or executed; as well as how are you going to monetize it?”
“There’s still a lot of hype about digital twins. For example there will possibly be simulation models associated with the twins, but you’ll never know exactly what simulations you’re going to need when you first start out with the digital twin. So, we really need an open architecture that will allow the connection of different simulation capabilities and be able to have those co-exist and also be able to do multi-physics type of analysis or simulation; even under unexpected circumstances.”
“I’ve seen a number of circumstances where senior executives in companies who have very little technical background but perhaps they have great business savvy; they see the potential opportunity of digital twins if it all worked perfectly. So, for example, they hear about simulation but they don’t understand that this idea of predictive capabilities and analytics comes at a price that it could be multiple simulation models that need to be attached to the digital twin model. And the way that the digital twin as initially designed may not accommodate those models.”
“I have seen many demos that suggest that simulation is going to be easy. You see the end results and not all of the risk involved.”
We will be back with more.
All the best/Verdi Ogewell