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Data Dilemma’s: Digital twins – hype or necessity?

December 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm CET


With the growing availability of data and technology, digital versions of objects or systems are getting more interesting.

Pairing the virtual and physical world, it is possible to continue critical physical processes while digitally experimenting and looking for improvements. The ‘digital twin’ therefore is an interesting feature, also in urban development.

Governments are exploring what a digital twin can mean for them or have already taken the first steps. Some with a clear output or use case in mind, some to experiment and build upon for the future. Setting up a digital twin of a city or region is complex and could therefore become costly. A digital twin may even grow into a
system where no one is able to comprehend how an implication has come about anymore.

In a discussion with a number of digital twin projects, we will address opportunities and barriers. Are current projects more than 3D models? What are the key enablers and challenges in starting digital twins for urban applications? Which steps are the
most difficult to implement? Do we fully trust on the system and will reality be handled by a computer? How are decisions for further development made?

Join us for these and of course the questions from the audience during this session of Data Dilemmas on the 17th of December!

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Date: 17th of December 2020
Language: English

15.50: Digital walk-in
16.00 – 16.05: Introduction by Amsterdam Smart City & Datalab
16.05 – 16.45: Presentations + Q&A
– Wietse Balster – geo information advisor at City of Amsterdam
– Eric Jeansson – project manager at City of Gothenburg
– Paolo Pileggi – IT program developer & Walter Lohman – project lead at TNO
16.45 – 17.15: Plenary discussion and wrap-up

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December 17, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm CET
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