Industry Insight: Democratizing the Digital Twin – The Moab Foundation

The Digital Twin is considered by some the next big thing since network slicing. Rob Tiffany, renowned IoT pioneer established the non-profit Moab Foundation to bring the bigness of digital twins to do good in the world. The charter of the foundation aims to bring the benefits and enablement of IoT to bear in furthering the UN’s 17 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals).

neXt Curve is joined by Rob Tiffany, founder of The Moab Foundation, to explore the following topics:

  • Introducing the Moab Foundation and charter overview – We discuss the backstory behind the founding of the Moab Foundation with Enterprise IoT and the inspiration that led Rob to open source his digital twin platform for the good of humanity.
  • What is a digital twin and why does it matter? – We discuss the important role that digital twins play as binding point between the digital and physical for an IoT applications. We also discuss the importance of platforms and standards in making the digital twin easier to design, implement and integrate across a rapidly-growing spans of IoT.
  • Rob Tiffany’s vision for enabling UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with IoT and Digital Twins – We discuss the nuances and challenges of applying IoT solution concepts to furthering the UN SDGs. We also discuss how an open source digital twin framework and platform can provide developers around the globe with the head start they need to get IoT working for achieving sustainability for the benefit of humanity and our planet.
  • How can you get engaged, get involved and benefit from open source IoT frameworks for Digital Twins – Rob provides a walkthrough of the Moab platform and suggests ways that developers can get involved with the Moab Foundation and build upon its open IoT framework.

reThink Podcast featuring Rob Tiffany, Founder of the Moab Foundation

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Leonard Lee

Managing Director, neXt Curve


Rob Tiffany

Founder, The Moab Foundation

September 11, 2020

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