Digital twins are computer models of the real business world. They help asset owners understand the details of what is happening, in real-time as well as retrospectively. They are increasingly being applied in the context of asset tracking, building and engineering maintenance, transport or cargo tracking, operations management, oil and gas flows, financial flows, compliance, and more.
Modern digital twins are built on top of knowledge graphs, platforms which can not only scale to the vast amounts of data accrued by assets and people, but also deal with the intricate structures and relationships between them. In turn, this deepens CIO visibility into key business processes.