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Las Vegas to accelerate urban transformation with first-ever IoT-enabled Digital Twin

Parul Dubey on October 12, 2021 - in News, Projects

A leading Digital Twin provider and an IoT exponent are jointly developing a technology solution to transition Las Vegas to zero carbon emissions.

 

A significant area of downtown Las Vegas will leverage advanced 5G networking, plus cutting edge IoT and urban Digital Twin technology to vastly improve mobility, air quality, noise pollution, water management, and emissions from major buildings.

Las Vegas CIO (Chief Innovation Officer) Michael Sherwood said: “Digital Twins are rapidly becoming vital to how cities are run. Now in Las Vegas we will have a city-scale digital twin that is driven by the physical environment, and ultimately letting us control key systems through it.

“This will give us new levels of insights and control to benefit city planners, residents, and businesses. We’re setting the benchmark for cities around the world to become smarter, efficient, safer and more sustainable.” 

Cityzenith – market leader in its sector – will provide the project’s Digital Twin technology as part of its ‘Clean Cities – Clean Future’ initiative to implement its SmartWorldOS Digital Twin platform in major world cities to drive down urban emissions and significantly improve cost efficiencies for local building owners.

Las Vegas is the second city to participate in the Clean Cities – Clean Future initiative after New York, with Phoenix and several other major cities expected to follow soon.

Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen said: “We are excited to partner with the forward-leaning city of Las Vegas in this ground-breaking partnership. We are confident that this seminal project will demonstrate the combined power of Digital Twin and IoT technology working together to transform mobility, walkability, and emissions/air pollution.

“Among our many goals, we are keen to demonstrate how the Las Vegas Digital Twin project will help local building owners of any scale dramatically reduce operating costs and emissions for little to no investment.”

Project partner Terbine brings together and contextualizes IoT data from local government agencies, building operators, transportation systems, vehicle manufacturers and more, to provide the high volumes of sensor information needed by the urban Digital Twin.

The partners will unveil the first iteration of the ‘Las Vegas Digital Twin’ at the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas (January 5-8th 2022).

Jansen said: “Terbine’s high-performance IoT data exchange is a must-have for this kind of project, and I’m delighted the company is on board.”

Terbine Founder and CEO David Knight said: “Transitioning our home city into a clean, sustainable, and more attractive place to live and visit is a fantastic opportunity, and we’re very excited to work with the City of Las Vegas and Cityzenith. What we’re pioneering here represents a template for how other cities can enable sustainability and a better quality of life for their citizens.”

 

For an interview with any of the partners, please contact our communications team as follows: steve.philp@worlddigitalfoundation.com or +44 7973 159065.

 

About Cityzenith

Cityzenith is based in Chicago with offices in London and New Delhi. The company’s SmartWorldOS Digital Twin platform was created for anyone designing, constructing, and managing complex, large-scale building projects, properties, and real estate portfolios but has developed to cover infrastructure, energy projects, transport, health, people movements, and whole cities. 

 

About Terbine

 Terbine is the first global-scale system for the seamless exchanging of IoT data, which characterizes, categorizes, licenses, regulates, tracks, monetizes and securitizes the flow of machine-generated data emanating from public agencies, academic institutions, and commercial entities. Designed to leverage continuing advances in artificial intelligence, 5G and edge computing, Terbine will scale with the growth in IoT data generation and solidify its usage within and between industries, to the benefit of global commerce and society at large.

 

About Michael Jansen

 An impassioned architect, urbanist, and entrepreneur, Michael has founded and led high-growth companies in the U.S. and Asia for more than two decades. 

An impassioned architect, urbanist, and entrepreneur, Michael has founded and led high-growth companies in the U.S. and Asia for more than two decades. In 2004, Michael founded a major BIM services company in India backed by Sequoia Capital, which grew to over 500 employees in just four years. In 2010, Michael took the helm at Cityzenith as CEO and embarked on a personal mission to revolutionize the way we use data to transform the built environment the worldover.

 

About Michael Sherwood

Michael Sherwood is the Chief Innovation Officer for the city of Las Vegas. He is an experienced strategist, technology, IoT and innovation leader with a demonstrated history of success in government and private sector industries, skilled in process improvement, budgeting, operations management, strategy, customer experience, and entrepreneurship.

 

About David Knight

David is an experienced startup executive with a background in core technologies, including multi-spectral sensing and communications, messaging, enterprise software and distributed systems. His work ranges from digital entertainment to defence, including setting global communications standards, introducing the first commercial email servers, pioneering online mass storage and more. He was also an original member of the XPRIZE team that helped launch the private spaceflight industry.

 

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