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Industrial Digital Transformation

By : Shyam Varan Nath, Ann Dunkin, Mahesh Chowdhary, Nital Patel
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Industrial Digital Transformation

By: Shyam Varan Nath, Ann Dunkin, Mahesh Chowdhary, Nital Patel

Overview of this book

Digital transformation requires the ability to identify opportunities across industries and apply the right technologies and tools to achieve results. This book is divided into two parts with the first covering what digital transformation is and why it is important. The second part focuses on how digital transformation works. After an introduction to digital transformation, you will explore the transformation journey in logical steps and understand how to build business cases and create productivity benefit statements. Next, you’ll delve into advanced topics relating to overcoming various challenges. Later, the book will take you through case studies in both private and public sector organizations. You’ll explore private sector organizations such as industrial and hi-tech manufacturing in detail and get to grips with public sector organizations by learning how transformation can be achieved on a global scale and how the resident experience can be improved. In addition to this, you will understand the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning in digital transformation. Finally, you’ll discover how to create a playbook that can ensure success in digital transformation. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with industrial digital transformation and be able to apply your skills in the real world.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: The "Why" of Digital Transformation
Section 2: The "How" of Digital Transformation

Failed transformations

In this and the subsequent sections, we will take an in-depth look into some failed IDT projects and examine the primary reasons why they failed. Let's first look at the public sector.

Public sector failures

The public sector has experienced a number of significant digital transformation failures. Some failures look very much like private sector failures. However, most public sector failures demonstrate the challenges that are particularly prevalent in the public sector, which we discussed in detail in Chapter 6, Transforming the Public Sector. As we discussed in that chapter, the public sector tends to accumulate a great deal of technical debt and generally has a shortage of qualified technical resources. These challenges, combined with the complexities of public contracting, tend to result in both a reliance on more traditional development methodologies and the outsourcing of transformation projects to systems integrators. To further complicate...