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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


In this chapter, we learned about the transformation of product development culture and practices over the past two decades, including agile development, Lean Startup, and design thinking, and we saw why those new ways of working are important to achieving a successful digital transformation. We learned about the role of the CDO, how the CDO and their team have developed in the private and public sectors, and the importance of engaging all levels of an organization in the transformation. Finally, we learned about the soft skills necessary to ensure a strong digital transformation and strategies for developing new technical, leadership, and collaboration skills in an organization.

In the next chapter, we will learn about digital technology enablers for industrial digital transformation. The concepts of digital twin and digital thread will be introduced. The need and role of digital platforms will be discussed. Finally, how these digital technologies are being leveraged for...