Gigi Karmous-Edwards has spent the majority of her 25+ year career on state-of-the-art digital technologies, including IoT, big data, data analytics, control and automation, and most recently Digital Twin technology for the water sector. She is the founder and co-chair of the SWAN Digital Twin H2O Work Group to help advance the use of much-needed holistic utility management using digital twins. She collaborated with SWAN and Julius Education on the development of an online introductory course “Demystifying Digital Twins” (https://www.swan-forum.com/digital-twin-course/) . As CEO of Karmous-Edwards Consulting, she consults for global utilities, technology companies, and smart cities on the development of digital twin technologies and digital transformation. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering.