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Exploiting Digital Twins to Drive Ecosystem Strategies

Published: 05 March 2018

ID: G00341635

Analyst(s): Saul Brand , Benoit Lheureux , Dale Kutnick , Alfonso Velosa


To achieve leadership across digital ecosystems, leading companies will use digital-twin-enabled collaboration around new multiparty master data. CIOs must exploit digital twins to increase their ecosystem influence and scale, and to counter future ecosystem disruption.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Ecosystem Players Will Exploit Digital Twins to Gain Information Asymmetry Advantages
  • Digital Twins Will Be Used to Transcend Traditional Business Value Chains
    • Near-Neighbor Digital Twins' Impact Starts Small Builds on Business Benefits
    • Far-Neighbor Ecosystems Require Clear Thinking of the Value of Data
  • Ecosystem Leadership Will Favor Entities That Master the "Six C's of Data"
    • Dynegy Ramps Up Its Digital Twin Ecosystem Strategy

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