The value of a Digital Twin for New Zealand's infrastructure

Updated: May 20

By Adam Beck | Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand | Secretariat, Centre for Data Leadership | Administrator, ANZ Digital Twin Hub

On Tuesday 19th May Infrastructure New Zealand hosted a webinar titled "Connecting our Data: The Value of a Digital Twin for New Zealand’s Infrastructure".

The webinar saw four rapid presentations from a diversity of quests, including:

  • Greg Preston, Quake Centre | overview of what a digital twin is, why it’s useful and how we can use data to better inform infrastructure decision making

  • Mark Enzer, Digital Director Centre for Digital Built Britain | what is the CDBB, what’s its mission, where is UK at with a digital twin

  • Sean Audain, City Innovation Lead, Wellington City Council | what’s Wellington doing to optimise data management for infrastructure, the recent application for a national Digital Twin, and why is this important for local government

  • Jannat Maqbool, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand | discussing the Digital Twin market activities of the SCCANZ, including the ANZ Digital Twin Hub.

The report referenced in the webinar can be found here.


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