The Cognitive Facility – “Operating in the Future” or the Many Worlds Interpretation of Operations
The world is being digitized; completely and frequently. As a consequence, physical assets are becoming ever more tightly coupled with this digital information. Many different views exist on the definition of digital twin as well as what are the business consequences and potential of such an alignment. Possible futures include not only the ability to operate large industrial complexes in radically different ways but actually to optimize the operations from a few seconds into the future all the way to end of life of asset and beyond. This “duality” between the physical and digital offers great opportunities not only for brownfield and new build but for the full asset lifecycle.