Willow’s digital twin solution featured in Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s keynote address at Innovate Conference in Sydney
You may have noted that Willow was featured last week in Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s keynote address at the Innovate Conference in Sydney. This is the second time this month that Willow has been presented at a major Microsoft event, with Nadella also including Willow in his keynote address at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando a few weeks ago. Press reports of Satya Nadella mentioning Willow favourably in the Australian, the AFR and SMH/ Age today are also attached below.
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Nadella specifically outlined Willow’s product offering for the rail industry, WillowRail. He noted that ‘Willow is building out a quintessential new workload for distributed computing, to see what is happening in a railroad… Just imagine, all the tracks, all the sensors – everything that is happening as an operation – is in fact being mirrored as a digital twin and then that digital twin is being used to streamline the entire operation.’ As succinctly explained by Nadella, WillowRail is a rail asset management solution that integrates existing disparate and isolated datasets from multiple operational systems into one interface. This provides rail operators, managers and maintenance work groups with holistic oversight over their rail network, thereby improving the performance, management and experience of rail networks.”