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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

Industry landscape of the emerging technologies

The digital technologies described ahead are key to transforming multiple industries. For instance, the IoT is the very basis of connected products and operations and helps to launch new business models. The connected products depend on multiple ways of connecting, especially when the product is operating in the field. The sensing technologies provide the measurement of the actual physical state of the product. In the following sections, we will look into the details of the key technologies. We will look at their origin, current state, and how they can be used for specific transformative outcomes.

Internet of Things

IoT is a powerful enabling technology for digital transformation. Three primary components are fundamental to IoT: connectivity, sensing, and computing (see Figure 3.1):

Figure 3.1 – Conceptual view

IoT enables multiple transformative outcomes, as shown on the right in Figure 3.1...