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Episode #1: Digital twins in cities


Digital Twin is a powerful tool for supporting cities’ journey towards digitalization. Through data collection and simulation, digital twin can optimize energy consumption, enhance disaster preparation, improve mobility and transportation, visualize operation processes and outcomes and more.
Digital Twin is not without its challenges. A vibrant, integrated, and interoperable IoT ecosystem is crucial for effective data compilation and contextualization, capturing physical properties accurately and maximizing the overall capability of digital twin.

This webinar was jointly organized by the ​ International Telecommunicatio​n Union (ITU)​, the International
 Electr​​otechnical Commission (IEC)
 and the International Orga​nization for Standardization (ISO)​
. It looked at the impacts of digital twin in cities and examined the enabling role that standards play in accelerating the deployment of digital twin. The webinar brought together panelists who shared their experience in using digital twin in cities and the latest standards in this emerging field.

​​​Participation was open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academic Institutions and to any individual from a country that is a member of ITU who wished to contribute to the work. This included individuals who are also members of international, regional and national organizations.​ Please note that registration to the event was mandatory. ​


12:00 – 12:10

Opening remarks
12:10 – 12:40
Keynote speeches

Moderator: Nasser Al Marzouqi, Co-Chairman of the IEC-ISO-ITU Joint Task Force on Smart Cities and Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 20
Questions & Answers
12:40 – 13:55
Session 1: Can digital twins change our cities? 

Moderator: Barbara Kolm​, Director, Austrian Economics Center & Vice President, Austrian National Bank​​​
Questions & Answers
13:55 – 14:00
Wrap-up and closing remarks