One of the pillars of the so-called Industry 4.0, digital twins are considered by the global consultancy Gartner one of the ten most relevant trends in the IT field.

According to the consultancy, a third of global organizations will adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and Digital Twins solutions in conjunction with Internet of Things projects by 2023.

“Digital twins represent the present and the future of companies and industry because by digitally representing a process, structure or system, they form the bridge between the physical and the virtual world,” explains Duperron Ribeiro, CEO of PhDsoft.

“In this way, they are able to monitor, analyze and improve the performance of processes, reduce costs and increase productivity,” he adds.

C4D: first digital twin on the market

In 1993, PhDsoft launched the first version of C4D, a robust and proven solution that accurately predicts the degradation and corrosion of complex assets over time.

“C4D’s first client was Transpetro in 1995, which started using on its ships,” he recalls.

It was the first Predictive Digital Twin in the market. Only eight years later, the term Digital Twin was adopted. Since then, PhDsoft has led on the Predictive Digital Twin technology.