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Simulation and AI/ML riding the digital twin wave

Most organizations across industries have been on overdrive to push digital transformation targeting savings, increasing revenue, or improving quality and reliability. A few common industry challenges such as: • “Help me predict failure of my plant asset. How do we plan scheduled maintenance optimizing operation, logistics and inventory cost? (OPEX)” • “How can we maximize performance/throughput from our assets?” • “How can I send personalize insight and proactive…

Beyond the crisis: Our future is now - are you ready?

To the question what will the world look like after the COVID-19 crisis, we’d say there is only one thing that is clear right now: our lives will be vastly different to just a year ago. The pandemic has brought some profound changes. We work differently, shop differently, and interact with friends and family differently

Data in the fight against infectious diseases

As the latest Coronavirus outbreak has again demonstrated, governments and health authorities need to act as fast as a disease spreads in order to reduce risks and quell the fears of citizens. Increasing urbanization and the rise in mobility of large populations are making containment all the harder; the ability to act effectively is therefore essential to reduce the risk of an epidemic becoming a pandemic. In the age…

Industry 4.0: The future of the industry is today!

We all know that Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution, but what are the main technologies that are changing the manufacturing sector

IoT: How to protect from security threats?

IoT security is becoming critical in smart city development as smart city services increasingly rely on a complex network of IoT devices. These IoT devices are diverse in nature with access to different kinds of data and systems and are typically characterized by low processing capability and low power consumption. Generally, low-cost IoT devices have less sophisticated built-in security protection features, such as the lack of capabilities to support…

Evolving as a modern e-state: A new age of government

At the beginning of this new decade, what kind of future governments will evolve given the power of new digital technologies and data now flooding our society? Governments everywhere face similar challenges. In a globalized economy, they must safeguard national security and the rule of law while stretching precious resources to meet the needs of growing populations amidst a widening wealth gap and…

Evolving as a modern e-state: Absolute e-states and data sovereignty

In today’s fast-changing world, while most governments acknowledge they must transform public services using digital technologies, many do not have a clear vision of what kind of digital nation – or ‘e-state’ – they want to be, and for what reason (other than reducing cost and striving for greater efficiency). As I’ve written in some of my blogs, I believe these countries…

Evolving as a modern e-state : could governments become obsolete ?

As well as the unicorns who have introduced us to taxi, delivery and retail services we’ve never seen before, there’s been a revolution in the financial services sector that means we can now make payments without needing traditional banks. With FinTechs, we’re seeing new market entrants who can offer such speed and razor-sharp services that their traditional rivals are rapidly re-inventing themselves…

Making university campuses safer using digital technology

All too often, we hear stories of terrible events on campuses that result in injuries, and in some cases deaths, of innocent students and staff. According to University World News1 there were over 12,700 attacks on campuses between 2013 and 2017, resulting in over 1,000 students and teachers being seriously injured or worse. In 2018, the US had its worst year on record, with 113 people killed or injured…

Evolving as a modern e-state : why reinvent government services

While love might not be part of the equation, states do have long-term relationships with their citizens. It’s a kind of contract: in exchange for security, order and efficient everyday services, the citizen pays taxes and abides by the law. In the digital age, one might expect governments to deliver efficient and effective services online; after all, it’s in the contract!  Yet often,…

Realizing “Blue Ocean Strategy” through Digital Twin

Sandeep Bhan Digital Twin Program Mgr. / Global B&PS CTO Industry 4.0Murli Mohan Srinivas Digital Twin Lead / Head Industry 4.0 - Germany and member of the Scientific CommunityPosted on: February 10, 2020 The fourth industry revolution (Industry 4.0) is set bring sweeping technological changes in the IT landscape in the manufacturing industry. However, most businesses do not recognize that these changes due to digitization are an effective instrument…

Evolving as a modern e-state : the essential paradigm shift

Since the agricultural revolution, people have organized themselves into communities to grow crops, create wealth, make laws and settle disputes. Over time, public administrations evolved to maintain the rule of law; these created huge bureaucracies and tightly controlled procedures to keep updated registers and archives about their citizens. Not only that, they continually checked each citizen’s status to ensure that their records were…