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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

Transformation on a national and global scale

Often, organizations start a pilot to test out a transformative idea. One such pilot was done in Barcelona, Spain, where environmental sensors recorded the noise and the pollution levels in residents' homes. The data was encrypted and shared anonymously with the communities in Barcelona. This data helped influence city-level decisions. As part of this pilot, the technical issues related to gathering, storing, and controlling the stream of sensor information were resolved. This was under the Decentralized Citizen-Owned Data Ecosystems (DECODE) initiative (see Do all grassroots-level transformative projects and pilots succeed and scale? In this section, we will learn how digital transformation initiatives can be scaled to national and global levels.

Airports as the first line of health defense

Air travel is a global industry with revenues exceeding $2.7 trillion. Will airports and aircraft become...