Adopt a Data Governance Strategy for Long-Term Digital Twin Success

Published: 20 December 2018 ID: G00377062

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Exploiting digital twins throughout a manufactured product’s life cycle requires business and technical cooperation and data sharing across a business ecosystem. CIOs in such ecosystems must embrace an industry data governance strategy in order to maximize the value of digital twins.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • An Industry Data Governance Strategy Is Critical to the Long-Term Viability and Value of Digital Twins
    • Engage Data Architects to Identify the Best Mix of Data Curation, Data Orchestration, Data Management and Data Oversight Approaches to Meet Digital Twin Data Governance Needs
    • Define Guidelines for Using Both Proprietary Data Formats and Sufficiently Mature Standards-Based Data Formats and Regularly Update Those Guidelines
    • Facilitate Data Sharing by Building Data Oversight Capabilities and Incentives for Ecosystem Partners
    • Consider API and Data Openness When Planning to Launch or Participate in a Digital Twin Ecosystem
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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