“The context is the critical piece. When companies are trying to understand, why do I need a digital twin? What’s the value? It’s about context; and it’s about reasoning, which allows you to make better decisions, more timely, and that’s going to improve experiences for everybody - operations as well as the employees or the tenants that are in your buildings.”
—Kyle Tooke, ThoughtWire
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Episode 22 is a conversation with Kyle Tooke, National Director of Sales at ThoughtWire.
- Kyle does a great job of defining what a digital twin is, including the components it needs to have, the hierarchy of types of twins, and he even dispels some key myths about twinning
- He also gives some concrete examples of how digital twins can decrease operational expenses, engage occupants, and even keep hospital patients safe.
- And much, much more.
Mentions and Links
- ThoughtWire (2:12)
- Innovate Cities (7:37)
- Meridian, Cisco DNA (23:15)
- Corrigo, Service Insight, Angus AnyWhere (23:59)
You can find Kyle Tooke on LinkedIn.
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Here’s this week’s deep dive outline:
My reaction, including highlights:
Kyle answers James’s favorite question in three parts: change management, risk aversion, and personnel skillsets
The impacts of COVID and emissions mandates on proptech adoption, flipping the script on risk aversion
Different types of digital twins, based on purpose and use case, from discrete to composite, process, and organizational, which perhaps form a hierarchy of complexity
How a digital twin can be used to reduce OpEx by breaking down silos to offer issue prioritization and context
Why the Digital Twin doesn’t need to include visualization and the value of the visual tool for operational teams
Distinguishing between BIM and digital twin
Kyle’s answer to “No one is going to build this for an existing building”
The murkiness of specifying and buying an organizational digital twin
Open vs. closed digital twins