Open Source and Open Standards for Digital Twins

13 Apr 2021
Ulrich Ahle
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Our new digital live will more and more gravitate around Context information describing what is happening, when, where and why. Managing this information in a Digital Twin will provide us with capabilities to improve the quality of life of people living in cities or regions. At the same time, it will be possible to reduce the cost of operating a city. But today this data and Context Information are very often organized in silos without the chance to use them for other smart solutions. Open standards for APIs and data models have the capability to break down these silos. In combination with Open Source such approaches have the potential to also reduce the ‘vendor-lock-in effect’ and to provide the lowest cost of ownership to the end user. All of this needs to be operated based on a trusted environment. GAIA-X will provide this Data Sovereignty on all levels for a trustful management of Digital Twin data.