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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

Promoting industrial worker safety

As the industries march on their digital transformation journey, worker safety cannot be overlooked. In this section, we will look at how digital technologies can be leveraged to improve the culture of safety and at how, in some cases, safe operations can be a competitive advantage. There have been US government Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces guidelines that required companies to focus on worker safety, especially in large construction sites (

Some of these laws and executive orders change over time, but the importance of industrial worker safety is paramount. No transformation can be successful if it risks life and property. As a result, a few areas have emerged for the use of digital technologies to promote industrial worker safety. Some of the hazards at workplaces are listed as follows:

  • Factory operations where workers have risk of exposure...