Urban Digital Twins
January 12-15 , 2021
Virtual/Online
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Urban areas are facing enormous challenges: escalating population and energy consumption, connected and automated transport, information system development to meet resident and governance needs. Digital twins at the urban scale are transforming how cities are planned, built, and managed to better deliver services to citizens. Digital twins generally include static point-in-time models of the physical objects, as well as, dynamic models that update predictions in near real time using ubiquitous sensor feeds. Building on previous smart city developments, Urban Digital Twins - using the fundamental framework of space and time - will become the tools and methods for high density human settlements to be more livable, inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

The Location Powers: Urban Digital Twins summit will convene experts on urban geography, planning and governance; supported by civil engineering and BIM for design, model and operation of physical infrastructure; along with data science, machine learning, cloud computing, edge computing for information infrastructure. Cities ranging in size and economic prosperity are to be considered leading to recommendations supportive of urban development goals, e.g., UN SDG. Success requires collaboration of multiple tiers of government, the private sector, public utilities, building owners, community groups, etc. Several levels of scale in space and time will be considered, from city dashboards for real time situational awareness (e.g., transportation) to scientific datasets and analysis (e.g., public health), on the scale of long term urban sustainability.

The Location Powers series brings together industry, research and government experts from across the globe into an interactive discussion that assesses the current situation and produces recommendations for future technology innovations and standards development. The summit will build on themes from previous Location Powers: Big Data, Data Science, Smart Cities, etc. The Location Powers summits drive technology innovation conducted by members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

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Public Services Delivery

Sustainability and Equity

3D City Models

IoT and Edge Computing

Simulation and Predictive Models

Complex Systems


Summit Agenda

Sessions 1: Opening Keynotes and Digital Twin visions

Sessions 2: Tech depth and applications

Sessions 3: Recommendations, Actions, and workshop summary

Each session will be convened twice, once in western timezones and once in Eastern timezones. The themes of the two will be the same but the content will differ. Provision to connect the sessions will be undertaken.

West: Europe, UK, US
workday 1500 to 1800 UTC
Session 1W - Tuesday
    Summit Overview:
  • Session Theme: Urban Digital Twin vision
  • Chair: Alan Leidner
  • Keynotes
  • Coordination with Session 1E
  • Panel Discussion
  • Rapporteur: Dara Mendeloff
Session 2W - Wednesday
  • Theme: Tech depth and applications
  • Moderator: Robert Mankowski
  • Keynote
  • Coordination with Session 1E
  • Panel Discussion
  • Breakouts - Virtual Tables
  • Rapporteur: Adam Martin
Session 3W - Thursday
  • Theme: Plan for action
  • Chair: Jeremy Morley
  • Keynotes
  • Coordination with Session 2E
  • Panel Discussion
  • Rapporteur: Clare Hadley
East: Australia, Japan, Singapore
workday 0200 to 0500 UTC
Session 1E - Wednesday
    Summit Overview
  • Theme: Urban Digital Twin vision
  • Chair: Jennifer George
  • Keynotes
  • Coordination with Session 1W
  • Panel Discussion
  • Rapporteur: Josh Lieberman
Session 2E - Thursday
  • Theme: Tech depth and applications
  • Chair: Sisi Zlatanova
  • Keynote
  • Coordination with Session 2W
  • Panel Discussion
  • Breakouts - Virtual Tables
  • Rapporteur: Gavin Chen
Session 3E - Friday
  • Theme: Plan for action
  • Chair: Stuart Barr
  • Keynotes
  • Coordination with Session 3W
  • Panel Discussion
  • Workshop Summary
Session 1W - January 12th, 1500 - 1800 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Summit Welcome
Session 1W Opening:

Keynotes: Panel:
Session 1E - January 13th, 0200 - 0500 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Summit Welcome
Session 1E Opening:

Keynotes: International sessions coordination:
  • Coordination with Session 1W
Panel:
Session 2W - January 13th, 1500 - 1800 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Session 2W Opening:

Keynote: International sessions coordination:
  • Coordination with Session 1E
Panel Discussion - applications/systems: Breakout Session:
  • Each virtual table will have a discussion topic
  • Breakout topics and discussion leaders:
    1. Integrated Digital Built Environment: Carsten Roensdorf, Ordnance Survey - Discussion Topic
    2. Rapid Infrastructure Mapping: Moufid Charafeddine, BetterGIS
    3. Collaboration Models for Academia, Government and Corporations: Sean Ahearn, CUNY - Hunter College - Discussion Topic
    4. Real-Time use cases of digital twins for unlocking emerging tech: Ilan Penn, Fantasmo - Topic Description
    5. Underground elements of Urban Digital Twins: Alan Leidner, GISMO and Josh Lieberman, OGC - Topic Description
    6. Data sharing, privacy and ethics: Nadine Alameh, OGC
    7. Ontology modelling to federate digital twins from different sectors: Jeremy Morley, Ordnance Survey
  • Reports from the breakouts back to the full summit.
Session 2E - January 14th, 0200 - 0500 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Session 2E Opening:

  • Title: Tech Depth and Applications
  • Session Chair: Sisi Zlatanova, UNSW and ISPRS
  • Session Rapporteur: Gavin Chen, Singapore Land Authority
Keynote: International sessions coordination:
  • Coordination with Session 2W
Panel Discussion - applications/systems: Breakout Session:
  • Each virtual table will have a discussion topic
  • Breakout topics and discussion leaders:
    1. Integrated Digital Built Environment (IDBE): Richard Simpson, Meta Moto Pty Ltd.
    2. Collaboration Models for Academia, Government and Corporations: Sean Ahearn, CUNY - Hunter College - Discussion Topic
    3. Decisions and Planning with Urban Digital Twins: David Lucido, Sentient Hubs
    4. Geology Digital Twins are fundamental for Sustainable Construction: Jason Errey, Clever Planning with Geology (CPG)
  • Reports from the breakouts back to the full summit.
Session 3W - January 14h, 1500 - 1800 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Session 3W Opening:

  • Title: Recommendations, Actions, and workshop summary
  • Session Chair: Jeremy Morley, OS
  • Session Rapporteur: Clare Hadley, OS
  • International sessions coordination: Session 2E
Keynotes: Panel: Rapporteur reports: 1W, 1E, 2W, 2E
Summit Closing: George Percivall, OGC CTO
Session 3E - January 15th, 0200 - 0500 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Session 3E Opening:

  • Title: Recommendations, Actions, and workshop summary
  • Session Chair: Stuart Barr, Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)
  • International sessions coordination: Session 3W
Keynotes: Panel: Rapporteur reports: 1W, 1E, 2W, 2E, 3W
Summit Closing: George Percivall, OGC CTO

Speakers and Panelists

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Stephen T. Levin

New York City Council Member

Kita Katsuhiko

Councillor of Office for Promotion of Regional Revitalization

Mark Enzer

Head of the National Digital Twin Programme at the Centre for Digital Built Britain

Chris Andrews

Esri, Group Product Manager, Geoenabled Systems

Jim Plume

Director and Secretary, BuildingSMART Australasia

Pedro Vieira, IT and Innovation

IT and Innovation Director, Aguas do Porto

Dr. Richard J. Vestner

Senior Director | Digital Cities, Bentley

Jarmo Suomisto

HELSINKI 3D+ / Project Manager / Architect / M.Sc (Civ.Eng)

Miranda Sharp

Commons Lead, National Digital Twin Programme, Centre for Digital Built Britain

Antje Kunze

Director Sales & Marketing, Virtual City Systems

Ursula Eicker

Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) for Next Generation Cities at Concordia University Montréal

Chikako Kurokawa

Asia Air Survey Co.,Ltd.

Adam Mowlam

Strategic Lead, Digital Twin, Victoria State Government

Jane Hermans - van Ree

Adviseur & Programmaleider T3D (registratie) en Rotterdam 3D

Rob Clout

National 3D Sales Manager, Aerometrex

Tomohisa (Tom) Oishi

Senior Manager, Panasonic Corporation Life Solutions Company

Vishnu Chandra

Deputy Director General, NIC

Devon Sparks

System Integration Consultant, Trimble

Nobuhiro Ishimaru

Urban Structure Visualization Promotion Organization (USVPO)

Phil Christensen

Vice President, Reality + Spatial Modeling, Digital Cities

Siau Yong Ng

Director, GeoSpatial and Data & Chief Data Officer, Singapore Land Authority

Volker Coors

Professor, Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart

Miriam Berhane Russom

Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, Azure IoT - Smart Cities, Microsoft

Antonio Hong

CEO and Co-Founder of PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY

Brian Matthews

DAFNI Project Lead, STFC

Advisory Board

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Robert Mankowski, P.E.

Senior Vice President, Digital Cities, Bentley Systems

Alan Leidner

President, NYC Geospatial Information Systems and Mapping Organization (NYC GISMO)

Debra F. Laefer

Professor of Urban Informatics & Director of Citizen Science at the Center for Urban Science & Progress and the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at New York University

Jeremy Morley

Chief Geospatial Scientist
Ordnance Survey

Adam Martin

Open Platform Product Manager
Esri

Kentaro Akahoshi, Ph.D.

Committee member on interoperability of super city and smart city, Cabinet Office of Japan
Chair of committee on interoperability, Urban Structure Visualization Promotion Organization - USVPR

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George Percivall

CTO, Chief Engineer
OGC

Prof. Dr. Sisi Zlatanova

Head of Geospatial Research, Innovation and Development (GRID) lab,
School of Built Environment, UNSW Sydney Australia,
President ISPRS Commission IV 'Spatial Information Science'

Dr. Gavin Chen

Senior Manager, Geospatial and Data Division, Singapore Land Authority

James Nenaber

Senior Solutions Manager, Public Sector Americas Sales, HERE Technologies

Josh Lieberman, Ph.D.

Director Innovation Programs | Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

Stuart Barr

Professor & Director at Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network

Jennifer George

CEO, Strategic Commercialisation Australia

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