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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

Chapter 1: Introducing Digital Transformation

Industrial digital transformation is the journey that organizations undertake where they integrate business model change, process improvement, and cultural shift, often leveraging a number of digital and emerging technologies. We will refer to industrial digital transformation often in the context of companies from the commercial or public sector that deal with physical assets, factories, and field operations, generally dealing with business-to-business scenarios, and the transformation involves improvements in these products, equipment, and operations. On the other hand, when the transformation involves software or business enhancements for asset-light or pure tertiary services companies, including business-to-consumer scenarios, then we will refer to it as digital transformation. To include both, we will refer to it simply as transformation. Likewise, our use of the term industrial includes both the commercial and public sectors, in the...