Industrial digitalization spans all aspects from plant floor to the enterprise level. The technologies involved include real-time automation systems (OT – operational technologies) as well as enterprise and cloud systems (IT – information technologies). Their convergence has to consider their strengths in addressing the industrial requirements.
Digitalization technologies are just a means to the end. Unless the end is clear, the added value remains unclear. To gain that value, innovative digitally enabled offerings and processes shall address customer needs that have been underserved or undetected in the past. This transformation will potentially shift powers in your market ecosystems. Make sure it’s in your favor.