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Digital Twin Webinar Series: Learn About How Digital Twins and Smart Building Infrastructure Is Changing the Energy Industry

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Digital twins are virtual models of physical assets, processes, or systems that can be used to analyze and optimize their performance. In the energy industry, digital twins can be used to optimize the design and operation of power plants, transmission networks, and other energy infrastructure.

Smart building infrastructure refers to the use of advanced technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), to monitor and control building systems such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, and security. Smart building infrastructure can help to improve the energy efficiency of buildings by allowing real-time monitoring and control of energy use.

Both digital twins and smart building infrastructure can help to improve the efficiency and reliability of energy systems and reduce their environmental impact. For example, digital twins can be used to optimize the operation of power plants, reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Smart building infrastructure can help to reduce energy use in buildings by automatically controlling systems to ensure that they are only using the minimum amount of energy needed to maintain a comfortable environment.

Overall, the use of digital twins and smart building infrastructure is transforming the energy industry by allowing for the more efficient and sustainable use of energy resources.

Join us for three of our most popular webinars on how digital twins and smart building infrastructure are revolutionizing the energy industry! You'll have the chance to learn from leading experts about how these cutting-edge technologies are being used to optimize the design and operation of energy systems, improve energy efficiency, and reduce environmental impact. These webinars are for anyone interested in staying at the forefront of the energy industry. 

Pick your sessions, register and learn!

1. The Role of Digital Twins in Asset Lifecycle Management

Maximizing the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of assets has always been a priority for critical service providers—but as industry faces increased financial pressures, cost-effective asset management has become even more crucial.

Enter digital twins—virtual simulations of a physical asset that can be used to test scenarios and improve performance. Digital twins are fast becoming a key decision tool for managing lifecycle costs, but are they really effective, or just more technology hype?  

This webinar takes a step-by-step look at how digital twin simulations can be applied to asset lifecycle management, along with strategies that can help asset managers achieve significant cost savings.

This webinar covers: 

  • How to apply a digital twin to a physical asset 
  • Cost saving strategies 
  • Simple starting points for digital twin development 

Speaker: Mark Damm 

As FuseForward's CTO, Mark is a technical expert and skilled system architect over 30 years’ experience designing and leading the implementation of complex IT systems. Over this time Mark has developed an impressive track record of successful enterprise technology implementations, including major enterprise asset management systems. 




2. Building Smart Infrastructure: Insights from the Ryerson Smart Campus

Join FuseForward and Jennifer McArthur, smart building expert, as we discuss the development of the Ryerson University Smart Campus, an ambitious project that uses sensors and devices to optimize the performance of the entire university campus.

Acting as mini-cities, university campuses have quickly become a testing ground for new smart building systems, with benefits for utilities, cities and other environments.

FuseForward is working in partnership with Ryerson University to develop a fully functioning ‘Smart Campus’— a university optimized with streaming data from smart devices and sensors. The ambitious project will encompass the entire campus, a large facility that is home to over 50,000 students.

Join us for an in-depth look at the Smart Campus project, along with a discussion on wider applications.

You will learn: 

  • How to integrate legacy sensors into a smart solution
  • How to manage large data sets and develop digital twins
  • The benefits of smart building systems to other industries

Who should attend? 

Anyone interested in the potential of IoT and analytics to improve our built environment—including analytics, technology and facility professionals.


Jenn McArthur, Associate Professor, Ryerson University. 

  • Researcher focused on smart building systems and analytics. 
  • Secured over $3M in grants towards smart campus development. 

Mark Damm, CTO, FuseForward 

  • 30 years’ experience implementing complex systems for critical service providers. 
  • Awarded two patents related to the automation and management of complex systems.




3. Funding Your Smart Infrastructure Project     

Securing funds for smart cities, campuses and utilities

Experts predict the amount of internet-connected devices used by industry to double in the next five years, but despite the potential benefits, up to 80% of the data they generate goes unused. Smart infrastructure projects, such as smart cities, can make good use of this data—but a lack of budget and access to funding often prevents these projects from moving ahead.

Whether you’re running a small smart city pilot, building a smart utility or developing a university-wide smart campus, your project will require a budget to get underway. Thankfully, sources of funding are available.

Join our speakers as they outline their methods for identifying funding sources for smart infrastructure projects and share their real-world success stories. 

Our webinar will help you:

  • Identify sources of funding  
  • Outline desirable aspects of your project
  • Access support to get started


Mark Damm, CTO, FuseForward 

  • Established FuseForward as an intelligent solutions provider, with a focus on smart campus and city initiatives.
  • Leader of the Intelligent Systems Alliance, advancing the use of IoT and analytics in the built environment.

Dr. Michael Lamoureux, VP of Research and Lab Services, FuseForward

  • 30+ years advancing research initiatives
  • Experienced in taking new innovations to market
  • His research program has been supported through federal, provincial and industrial funding sources

We offer cloud solutions & services for the energy, infrastructure & utilities industries that enable advanced analytics & digital transformation.

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