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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

Identifying the business drivers for industrial digital transformation

The power of transformation applies to some or every aspect of an organization. It can generate business value, agility, and resilience. The importance of resilience is shown at the time of local or global crises. This book will focus on driving transformation in industries – in both commercial and public sectors – to accelerate business outcomes, by deploying the digital technologies in combination with transformative planning and shifts in the culture.

The different forces that help to shape the industrial digital transformation in an organization are shown in Figure 1.2. The industrial digital transformation often entails a series of big bets or bold steps, to achieve large-scale benefits or competitive advantage. This differentiates transformation from regular generational changes, which are often linear or a series of small and gradual steps. Humans climbed mountains through the historic ages...