Technology Record - Issue 27: Winter 2022

115 I NDU S T R I A L S & MANU FAC TUR I NG Hugues de Bantel Chief Executive Officer, Cosmo Tech “Manufacturers face pressure from all angles. As they battle inflationary pressures, they must also ensure strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Meanwhile, 75 per cent of UK manufacturers say that increasing energy prices are impacting their competitiveness. All of this is driving manufacturers to leverage AI, digital twins and the internet of things (IoT) to better understand and control their energy use. For instance, Forrester predicts 30 per cent of manufacturers will now pivot their IoT investments to reducing their energy bill. Avanade is recognised for its innovative thinking and technical capability on the Microsoft platform. We provide the tools, technology and expertise to help manufacturers embed digital twin and intelligent digital manufacturing solutions into integrated transformation plans.” Chris Lowndes Senior Director, Industry X Digital Twins Lead, Avanade “Johnson Controls is leveraging the power of digital twins to enable the vision of the cognitive environment of the future. Digital twins digitally replicate the events in the physical as-built environment, making them a key enabling technology for digital transformation and providing enriched data sets for advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence. OpenBlue Twin is a key component of our OpenBlue Platform used by both thirdparty partners and our flagship solutions like OpenBlue Enterprise Manager. Overall, digital twins drive deeper insights and outcomes across sustainability, net zero, facility management, occupant, indoor air quality, and service response use cases.” “Cosmo Tech is creating a revolution in enterprise decision making. With our Simulation Digital Twin platform, organisations can create virtual replicas of their business that include assets, processes and constraints and simulate their evolution to predict what’s next. Our platform provides a unified, comprehensive data model connected to the real world to test possible decisions in complex processes such as supply chains and asset investment planning. Decision makers can understand the impact of a decision, or a disruption, on their entire organisation and generate the best action plan to reach their financial, operational and sustainability key performance indicators, accounting for uncertainty.” Jason Pelski Digital Solutions Director, Johnson Controls