Digital Twin v Digital Thread - Untangling the Confusion in A and D

Presented by

Laura Szypulski, Digital Transformation Strategy, Northrop Grumman & Jordan Garrett, Digital Twin and Edge Solutions, Dell

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Digital Twin vs. Digital Thread: Untangling the Confusion in Aerospace and Defense The adoption of Digital Engineering is at the heart of digital transformation efforts within the global aerospace and defense industry. This transformation sees businesses and government agencies attempting to seamlessly integrate legacy, contemporary, and emerging technologies to deliver better capabilities faster and more efficiently. Two concepts dominate this industry landscape: digital twin and digital thread. The Digital Twin seeks to enable efficiencies and insights into systems by connecting the physical and virtual worlds. The Digital Thread promises to create a single source of truth for a system across its entire lifecycle. Some view these concepts as independent efforts while others do not—many have yet to form an opinion. In this webinar, our Aerospace and Defense Working Group chairs will: - Discuss the government, industry, and technological considerations for employment of these two concepts - Offer a perspective on the inextricable link between Digital Twin and Digital Thread initiatives, and - Articulate the DTC’s efforts to eliminate confusion, foster collaboration, and accelerate the adoption of Digital Twins in Aerospace and Defense and other industries

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