Show Contributors: Paul Thies, Dr. Jonathan Reichental, Dr. Raja Kadiyala
A new kind of twin is emerging on the landscape and helping to shape the cities of tomorrow. Called digital twins, these technological marvels seek to create extremely accurate virtual replicas of objects in the real world. And the application of digital twin technology is finding its way into a variety of sectors, including healthcare and manufacturing. In this episode of If/When, we discuss digital twins with Dr. Jonathan Reichental, founder and CEO of Human Future and Dr. Raja Kadiyala, Jacobs Global Digital Market Director.
A multiple award-winning technology leader whose 30-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors, Dr. Jonathan Reichental was named a top 100 chief information officer (CIO) in the world in 2017, and in 2016 he was named one of the top 20 most influential CIO’s in the United States. He is recognized as a global thought leader on a number of emerging trends including the fourth industrial revolution, urban innovation, the future of cities, and blockchain technology. In 2013 he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America, and his innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House.
In his role as the global director for Jacobs' digital market, Dr. Raja Kadiyala is focused on smart infrastructure and digital offerings. He is responsible for technology leadership, service/solution offerings, and marketing across a multitude of digital practice areas including artificial intelligence, digital twins, IoT/smart sensors, data analytics, simulation and optimization, IT integration, real-time networking, control systems, smart metering and security (physical and cybersecurity).
We have a platform called Replica that allows us to quickly build digital twins based on data and processes. We're using those day in and day out to help our clients manage their resiliency efforts.