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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

Exploring industrial digital transformation

Industrial digital transformation may often bring a radical rethinking to the use of technology, culture, people, and processes in an enterprise. This can lead to a fundamental change in business performance and outcomes, as well as how the customers perceive the company. Figure 1.1 provides an easy way to look at the transformation. It shows that culture and technology changes go hand in hand with the business process and business model changes. Several books have been written on the broad topic of digital transformation, and some of these will be referenced here. George Westerman and Didier Bonnet wrote a book en titled Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation, George Westerman, Didier Bonnet, Andrew McAfee, Harvard Business Review Press, published in 2014:

Figure 1.1 – Digital transformation

The technologies used to help drive an industrial digital transformation may include one or...