A Government Perspective: Tech Trends 2020

Organizations are finding that increasingly sophisticated simulation and modeling capabilities, power visualization, better interoperability and IoT sensors, and more widely available platforms and tools are making it possible to create simulations more detailed and dynamic than ever. As capabilities grow, expect to see more organizations use digital twins to optimize processes, make data-driven decisions in real time, and design new products, services, and business models.

Trends in action:

Creating virtual copies of physical infrastructure (bridges, buildings, airspace, and more) enables better understanding and optimization. For example, city planners can use digital twins to model the impact of airspace management or public transportation, modeling vehicle flow and optimizing in real time.