Prof. Dr. Sandra Thomas

thinX GmbH
Associate Partner
Impulse | Energy efficiency through digitalisation - How digital twins and sensors can contribute to energy and operational savings

The digital twin – a digital image of reality. However, the mere documentation of buildings, infrastructures and areas does not create added value. The digital twin makes it possible to connect a wide variety of topics, to identify problems and to derive solution-oriented innovations from them.

For example, the linking of energetic buildings with sensor technology will determine our future: buildings that are not only energy-efficient and resource-saving, but are also equipped with intelligent sensor systems that enable precise control and monitoring with the help of the Digital Twin. These systems will enable buildings to react in real time to changing environmental conditions and optimise energy consumption. From smart heating and cooling systems to automated lighting and ventilation solutions, buildings will become central to a sustainable future. The future of building sensors and technology will not only help reduce energy consumption, but also enhance occupant comfort and safety. We are on the threshold of an exciting new era in building technology and energy efficiency that will enable us to shape a more sustainable future.

Short CV:

Prof. Dr. Sandra Thomas has been active in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years with extensive experience in consulting, IT and teaching & research. After various positions at BearingPoint and INFONOVA, among others, she is now a partner at thinX and a lecturer at Provadis University.

With her focus on strategy and corporate management, digital business models as well as technology and innovation management, she combines substantial disciplines to meet the complex challenges of today – and above all to set the course today for sustainable and solution-oriented applications of the future.