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Virtual citizens in a virtual city may brighten the future of our cities: meet your digital twin


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We are experiencing a transformation of atoms into bits  Atoms are not disappearing at all but a huge amount of bits is flanking them and more and more insights and actions depends on them. Bits can provide a mirror image of systems, like cars, water ducts, and… people  This mirror image can be used to generate information on what is going on, what needs are experienced and can be the starting point to satisfy them.
The connections between atoms and bits is becoming ever easier: smartphones can provide, as an example, accurate representations of ourselves in specific domains 
This talk will address both the technology underpinning in the creation of digital twins and the economic incentives to have and use them. How will a city get smarter and how can we enjoy such a city will be the closing topic of the talk bringing examples and laying ideas to discuss 

BIO: Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science ‍ Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node; currently he is the Head of the Industrial Doctoral School of the EIT Digital Academy. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the TIM Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society  At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America  He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee and co-chairs the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at Università degli Studi di Trento ‍
He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books. He writes a daily blog, with commentary on innovation in various technology and market areas. He was also one of our first speakers 

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Virtual citizens in a virtual city may brighten the future of our cities: meet your digital twin

  1. 1. t Roberto Saracco: Blog: eitdigital/blog Tweet: @rsaracco From atoms to bits Digital twin: what’s that? Digital twins today … in the cityscape tomorrow Virtual citizens in a virtual city: meet your digital twin
  2. 2. ‹n.› From atoms to bits Digital Twins …
  3. 3. ‹n.› • From the Economy of Atoms .... • To the Economy of Bits … • To the Economy of Data Atoms and Bits
  4. 4. ‹n.› What: Traffic Jam Why: Accident Trend: Worsening Action: Re-rout traffic Leverage on Data Analytics
  5. 5. ‹n.› Digital Twin: what’s that? Digital Twins …
  6. 6. ‹n.› Apollo 13 Houston we have a problem Searching for solution Define the process Send instructions Execution in space Digital twin: a 50 Years old Idea
  7. 7. ‹n.› Digital Twin: Internet of Things - IoT
  8. 8. ‹n.› Digital Twins today Digital Twins …
  9. 9. ‹n.› Digital Twins General Electrics
  10. 10. ‹n.› Digital Twins General Electrics
  11. 11. ‹n.› Digital Twins General Electrics Tesla
  12. 12. ‹n.› Digital Twins General Electrics Tesla Homes
  13. 13. ‹n.› Digital Twins - Interconnected
  14. 14. ‹n.› Digital Twins General Electrics Tesla Homes Cities
  15. 15. ‹n.› Digital Twins - Not just “Things” Chitale Dairy
  16. 16. ‹n.› Digital Twins - Digital Citizens Human sensors Sentiment analyses Ownership Privacy Community
  17. 17. ‹n.› … in the Cityscape tomorrow Digital Twins …
  18. 18. ‹n.› The starting point is … DATA Trentino Open Data Data Sets Platform Reg. Framework
  19. 19. ‹n.› Cityscape tomorrow Planning SIM-CI
  20. 20. ‹n.› Cityscape tomorrow Planning Monitoring Towards the Virtual City - UCL, UK
  21. 21. ‹n.› Cityscape tomorrow Planning Monitoring Managing
  22. 22. ‹n.› Cityscape tomorrow Planning Monitoring Managing Living
  23. 23. t category/blog/ Skype: robertosaracco Twitter: @rsaracco Virtual citizens in a virtual city: meet your digital twin Thanks!