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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

Unique challenges of industrial digital transformation in the public sector

Digital transformation is not easy. There are many challenges faced by organizations that initiate a digital transformation effort. In Chapter 4, Industrial Digital Transformation, we discussed these challenges in some detail. While the public sector faces all the same digital transformation challenges as the private sector, the public sector faces an additional group of challenges. The laws and rules that govern the way that the government buys products and services, hires staff, and manages projects, along with the cultures that have evolved in the public sector, can slow or stop digital transformation efforts. In this section, we will discuss some of those challenges and how we can mitigate them to ensure the success of public sector digital transformation efforts. These challenges include the following:

  • Access to new technology
  • Government culture
  • Hiring challenges – processes and...