OpenGov Asia is pleased to invite you to an exclusive OpenGovLive! Virtual Breakfast Insight aimed at imparting knowledge on smart city adoption at scale with a digital twin in the public sector and best practices to improve data analytics in the automation process, scalability and service delivery levels and security.
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Smart city developments across the globe are anticipated to increase in the next several years with the pandemic accelerating the need and regulatory bodies becoming hyper-focused on monitoring the health and safety of citizens.
Considered the future of urban living, the digital twin gives smart city planners a tool to help make this safe, clean, sustainable vision into a reality. This virtual replica provides a digital representation of urban networks and systems within a city, such as power grids, roads, traffic and safety monitoring which makes use of real data obtained from the monitoring devices within the city.
Initially developed to aggregate, analyse and visualise complex information for manufacturing and construction industries, digital twins are increasingly being used as a tool by cities. They are simply a more efficient and effective way to plan and manage a city.
The Digital Twin concept is set to play an increasingly important role in the creation of smart cities around the world and in addressing issues related to urban living. Bringing the virtual and physical worlds together allows public sector agencies, businesses and researchers to experiment and simulate different scenarios, and build a more resilient city.
For example, the NSW Department of Customer Service’s Spatial Services division is making the state government’s Digital Twin available to assist emergency services in developing effective emergency management strategies.
Singapore, too, has been proactive in its plans to become a “Smart Nation,” with the government announcing the Smart Nation initiative in 2014 and investing $73 million in “Virtual Singapore” project – a digital three-dimensional city model and collaborative data platform.
Digital Twin as an Enabler to Smart Cities
The digital twin has gained its momentum as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) revolutionises inference, prediction and decision-making tasks, and also as barriers to collecting and processing massive volumes of data are falling away.
Smart cities are driven by data at their core. Data integration and visualisation from across the urban space are of paramount importance to connect businesses, citizens, and public services with autonomous infrastructure.
In essence, the digital twin has to be the hub for all the real-time data being captured within the smart city – GPS data from public transportation, weather data, the level of air pollution, natural disaster, or even the number of people visiting a tourist hub.
Data flowing from the physical asset to the digital twin can be leveraged using AI and ML to provide actionable insights and better decision-making results in interventions.
With Machine Learning, virtual models can be created based on observed behaviour and historical data rather than the design information alone. Historical asset data and real-time data readings from multiple assets are utilised to detect anomalies and make failure predictions, preventing unplanned downtime.
Therefore, applying analytics at every step of the data exchange between the physical and digital is the key to digital twin.
Enhanced Delivery of Digital Twin
In order to successfully interact with the built environments and scale-up a digital twin, it is critical to have a centralised point of control and a unified view of all the data sets and processes across the entire digital ecosystem.
A single common data environment (CDE) unlocks new levels of visibility, coordination, and productivity across people and processes as it supports in design, build and operations across the lifecycle and supply chain.
Essentially, to leverage AI, IoT, ML and Analytic into the process and deliver exceptional citizen-centric services, a robust and secure cloud platform is required.
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Good vibrant discussion with relevant folks who understand the same issues
Government Technology Agency of Singapore
It was very insightful. Hearing from fellow delegates helped to put some of the ideas in perspective
Agency For Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR)
Wonderful. Have always enjoyed OpenGov sessions—lots of sharing and insights
National Environment Agency
Sean is City Innovation lead at Wellington City Council in New Zealand. Sean’s background is in urban planning and has worked for the past decade exploring and implementing Digital City concepts to improve Wellington’s Digital Inclusion, Resilience and deliver smarter local government. Sean has been recognised with national and International awards including Harvard Tech City Innovator for 2020 and ANZ Smart City Public Sector Leader of 2020. Sean serves on several governance bodies understanding and advancing our relationship with technology including the Open Government Partnership and World Economic Forums Global Futures Council.
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