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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION Digital Transformation - Nice-to-Have to Must-for-Survival

May 3, 2021

2020 was chaotic, not just chaotic, confusing. It can partly be attributed to the pandemic and partly to companies’ ineptness to have a disaster management plan in place. But through the chaos and confusion, advanced technologies, especially digitalisation, found their voice. It shifted its position from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a ‘must-for survival’. The Cover Story, with responses from industry stalwarts, finds out the top trends & technologies in manufacturing, factors to be considered for cost-effective growth & ROI, management enabling digitalisation, the approach to digitalisation during volatile times, the importance of data management and data governance and the pros, cons & reasonable measures to avoid failure during the digital transformation.

Atul Govil, CTO, India Glycols - Companies not willing to transform might face existential crisis

Bipin Jirge, Managing Director, ifm electronic India - Cross-functioning teams are essential today for data governance

Vilas Pujari, CIO, ACG Worldwide -Digitalisation is a breakout in the forward direction

Jitendrakumar Kataria, Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation - Digital connectivity of plant & machinery will get priority

Dr Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar, President, Aeris Communications - Understand what smart factory would mean before investing

Jhankar Dutta, Managing Director, B&R Industrial Automation - Ensure a handshake between data governance & management teams

Venugopal G, Head - Digital Advisory & Industry 4.0, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions -Every crisis is a catalyst for innovation

Manish Walia, Business Head (India) – Industrial Automation Solutions, Delta Electronics India - Understanding of requirements is key to digital success

Sangram Kadam, Vice President and Head (APAC & META), Birlasoft - Modernisation of manufacturing is a must for increased productivity

Anand Parameswaran, SVP & Global Business Head, Cyient Digital - Start with business objectives and look for incremental benefits

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