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Join us for Accelerating Digital Twins

*This event has been postponed due to Hurricane Ian. Details to be announced soon*


A Readiness Workshop
Space is limited.
Use coupon code CITY at checkout if you have a government email.


Join Florida cities Orange County, Orlando, and Coral Gables along with global experts and learn how to:

Scope digital twin solutions against multiple use-cases so you secure the best return
Control your deployment of digital twins with multiple solutions and use cases
Use digital twins to improve stakeholder engagement (city leaders and citizens)
Participate in solution demonstrations for your particular use cases

Cities participating will have access to an online collaborative planning platform pre- and post-workshop webinars and at the workshop, talk to other cities about how they use or plan to use digital twins.


Raimundo Rodulfo, P.E., PMP, Director of Innovation and Technology for the City of Coral Gables will share Coral Gables’ Digital Twin Journey with firsthand insights and learnings.

Jumbi Edulbehram, Global Development lead for Smart Cities and Spaces at NVIDIA who will dive into the NVIDIA Omniverse.  

Mike Hess, Director of the Future-Ready City Initiative, will describe the City of Orlando’s upcoming digital twin program which is in the planning stage. He will describe use-cases and goals for upcoming deployment.  

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek, Director of the School of Modeling, Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida will discuss Digital Twin technology strategies, commercialization, technology maturation and integration, and performance analyses with an emphasis on strategic alliances, partnerships, and global/international programs.  

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Agere Chair at the Department of Computer Science, the University of Central Florida on her work to transfer research results into daily use by spearheading several Open Source initiatives to disseminate and grow VR technologies and by leading entrepreneurial initiatives to commercialize research results.  

Megan McElroy joins us to showcase how AWS IoT TwinMaker makes it easier for developers to create digital twins of real-world systems such as buildings, traffic control systems, industrial equipment, and utilities machinery. With TwinMaker, you’ll have the tools you need to build digital twins to help you optimize operations and increase the uptime of and systems and services, improving the quality of life in the communities you serve. With the ability to use existing data from multiple sources, create virtual representations of any physical environment, and combine existing 3D models with real-world data, you can harness digital twins to create a holistic view of your operations faster and with less effort.

Felix Laroche, CEO at Jakarto, will share how the Jakarto team extracted over 55,000 road signs in 6 weeks, to build an exhaustive road sign inventory database, amongst other digital twin projects.

CEO and Founder of two international consulting companies as well as Manager of Utility of the Future: Electric and Gas Asset Strategy at PSEG, Ahmed Mousa Ph.D.
With over 20 years of experience, Ahmed brings a wealth of knowledge and insights into 

  • Field, planning, long-range planning, energy master plan, design engineering, operations, project management, training, smart grid, DERs & EVs’ grid impact, energy efficiency, DSM/DR, VVO/VVC, & AMI
  • Transmission & distribution (T&D) reliability, load relief, load forecast, emergency response, best practice/benchmarking, enterprise risk management, disruption, IT/OT, IT Cybersecurity, agile systems, data analysis, ML/AI, & drones
  • Sustainability, resiliency, climate change mitigation studies, microgrids, DMS/ADMS/DERMS/EMS/AEMS/GMS, non-pipe alternatives/solutions (NPA/NPS), RNG, hydrogen, FERC 2222 & transactive energy, and non-wire alternatives/solutions (NWA/NWS)
  • Generation, transmission, sub-transmissions, substations and distribution systems

Starr Long has been making video games and technology for almost thirty years. Over his multi-decade career Starr has partnered with visionaries like Richard Garriott and Lane Merrifield. Starr started his career at the legendary studio Origin Systems, where he was the director of Ultima Online. UO is the longest running MMO in history, and holds eight Guinness World Records. In 2000 Starr co-founded Destination Games with Richard and Robert Garriott. Starr’s industry acumen was recognized in 2008 when he was named one of the Top 20 Most Influential People in the Massively Multiplayer Online Industry by Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine

Starr joined The Walt Disney Company as an executive producer in 2009. At Disney, Starr produced the Disney Parent App for Facebook, 8 mini-games in Club Penguin, Club Penguin mobile 1.0, 5 Educational Game apps for iOS and the Disney Connected Learning Platform. In 2013 Starr joined Portalarium to work on Shroud of the Avatar, currently the second highest crowd funded video game ever to ship. Starr Long currently works at The Acceleration Agency whose clients include Carnival Corporation, Universal, Disney, and College Forward.

David is a highly experienced and successful entrepreneur, currently as Founder and CEO of a global cybersecurity and risk corporation, Intuitus Corp, since 2004. 

Previously, he has served as Global Managing Director of Business Intelligence and Security Consulting for Kroll Associates and as Principal/Partner for Arthur Andersen Worldwide Consulting, serving as Managing Director for Global Aerospace and Defense and Business Intelligence.

David has previously led three technology firms and is also the chairman of a corporation that is developing a smart city in Ghana on 1800 acres north of Accra. They are in the final stages of contracting for 15,000 housing units as well as planning for the city-scape of the development (schools, hospital, hotel, and other amenities). All of this will be modeled in our Research / Innovation / Simulation / Certification (RISC) Center via Digital Twin technologies, to include predictive analytics.


October 03 

18:30 - Opening Reception, Sponsored by Ingram Micro

October 04 @ UCF // Theme: Future Possibilities

08:30 - 09:00 Networking Coffee
09:00 - 09:05 Welcoming Remarks - Philip Bane
09:05 - 10:30 Lightning Round: UCF
10:30 - 10:45 NETWORKING BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 Lightning Round - Solution Providers with Digital Twin Consortium
11:45 - 12:00 NETWORKING BREAK
12:00 - 01:00 Digital Twin Consortium: Back to basics – problems being solved
01:00 - 02:30 Lunch & Announcing New Workshops
02:30 - 03:15 Cloud Capabilities for Digital Twins with Ingram Micro
03:15 - 03:45 NETWORKING BREAK
03:45 - 04:00 Bus to UCF
04:00 - 05:45 UCF Lab visits, table top exhibits and private, scheduled demos
05:45 - Private Reception, hosted by Cityzenith

October 05 @ City Hall, Orlando // Theme: Today – What Works?

08:00 - 08:30 Bus from Celeste Hotel to City Hall, Orlando
08:30 - 09:00 Registration, Networking + Coffee
09:00 - 09:05 Welcoming Remarks - Philip Bane
09:05 - 10:00 Keynote and Panel – Digital Twin Solutions for Today - with Cityzenith
10:00 - 11:00 Use Cases: Energy, Water, Built Environment, Transportation
11:00 - 11:45 Sponsored by Signify
11:45 - 12:00 NETWORKING BREAK
12:00 - 01:00 City of Orlando – What we need to solve with Digital Twins
01:00 - 02:15 Lunch
02:15 - 03:00 Coral Gables - Deploying Digital Twins for multiple use cases
02:45 - 03:00 Workshop Wrap up, Private invite-only demonstrations, table top exhibits and private demos
03:45 Orange County / Unity

Workshop Location The workshop will be held in two locations – on the University of Central Florida campus and at the Orlando City Hall. Our advice is to stay at the Celeste Hotel, where there will be a discounted rate for Monday and Tuesday night and leave Wednesday afternoon at a time you choose. We will provide transportation from the Celeste Hotel to City Hall on Wednesday so you can leave from there.

We will email all registrants with a link and code for nightly discounts at the Celeste Hotel - 4105 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826