15:00 - 15:30
Thursday, 19 September 2019
T2.10 Industry 4.0 Revolution: Digital Twins Immersive Global Collaborative Work Environments
Industry 4.0: Just as the TCP/IP communications standard brought about the Internet, the creation of smart objects based on existing standards with imbedded physics allows their joining to create complex systems with the ease of playing with LEGO to create Digital Twins. It has been described as "SimCity for Engineers" or "Industrial BIM". Together with rich Immersive Environments similar to Multiplayer Online Videogames, with the real-time feedback from data streams of loT devices and biometric avatars of the workers, hosted in Big Data in the Cloud, secured with Block Chain, Talent Swarm creates Collaborative Work Environments (CWE) for complex projects. It represents a whole new and disruptive way to design, build, operate and maintain refineries, buildings, airplanes and trains, as all the information and history of the project is maintained in the Digital Thread for Project Lifecycle Management (PLM). This allows for savings of 30% in Total Cost of Operation (TCO) with improvements in safety and efficiency, better predictive maintenance to avoid unscheduled shutdowns, with improved designs and operations that may be simulated in advance. In addition, it provides access to global human resources and the best talent, anytime, anywhere.