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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

How to ensure success in digital transformation

We have reached the final chapter of the book and it is time for us to put everything we have learned together to execute a successful digital transformation. In this section, we will discuss the critical success factors for ensuring that your digital transformation achieves your goals. We will discuss the following eight factors that will be critical to achieving a successful transformation for your entire organization or for a single project:

  • Know what you are trying to accomplish
  • Complete the right proof of concept
  • Obtain organizational support and resources
  • Select initial teams and projects wisely
  • Align your culture and hone your team's skills
  • Do what you said you would
  • Measure your progress
  • Scale cautiously

Next, we will look at each success factor in more detail.

Know what you are trying to accomplish

Before you begin your digital transformation, it is important to have a clear...