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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

The need for new digital capabilities

A transformation is underway where technology has started to touch every facet of our society: from communication to medicine and farming to manufacturing and more. In our daily lives, communication systems, ubiquitous sensors, and wearable devices are beginning to melt the boundary between the physical and digital worlds.

Computing power in the world has grown exponentially over the past four decades. Moore's law is still holding, with the number of transistors in a Very Large-Scale Integration (VLSI) doubling over a period of approximately 2 years. Moore's law is actually based on an observation from Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel (see The cost of computing continues to trend lower. This is an enabler for digital transformation. Here, our focus will be on emerging technologies that are enablers of digital transformation, which is underway.