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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

Major challenges in industrial companies

The process of digital transformation involves implementing new and emerging technologies in different aspects of a business. Any process that involves change is not easy. There are different challenges faced by industrial companies when going through the process of adopting digital transformation technologies. Some of the major challenges faced are described in the following sections.

Lack of expertise

Digital transformation is not achieved just by choosing the best technical option. As discussed in Chapter 2, Transforming the Culture in an Organization, the right digital talent is critical to lead and execute a successful industrial digital transformation. Digital transformational change requires expertise in both technology and change management. Some organizations that seek transformations choose to bring in many outside consultants who generally tend to apply generic solutions as best practices. A company's internal staff...