The National Digital Twin (NDT) is a big idea that promises enormous value for the people of the UK, both in the delivery of new assets and in the performance of our existing infrastructure. The key to releasing all that value is ‘better decisions’ because better decisions, based on better analysis of better data, lead to better outcomes for people, which is the essential promise of the Information Age. The NDT is not one massive model of everything, but an ecosystem of connected digital twins. And connecting digital twins is all about interoperability - enabling secure resilient data sharing across organisational and sector boundaries, but this requires data consistency that the market alone cannot initiate; it requires government-level leadership to set the rules for the industry.
This presentation will: introduce the National Digital Twin, explain what it is and why we need it, and outline what is being done to deliver it.