Digital Transformation


  

Technology Evaluation and Selection in the Digital Transformation Era

Technology Evaluation and Selection can be a Challenging Task Owner/operators frequently ask ARC Advisory Group for advice about selecting both technology and technology suppliers.  With the current Digital Transformation trend in full speed ahead mode, technology evaluation and selection can be a challenging task.  If executed properly, not only will you be on the path to Digitally Transform your operations but will have solid business value as a driving force. Supplier Selection vs. Technology Selection While supplier selection and technology selection often go hand in hand, it’s important to keep in mind that they are not one and the same.  Certainly, whenever capital outlays are involved, choosing the right technology for your business requirements and specific applications is importan...

Vernacular Solutions: “Diversity In Language”

NASSCOM’s Vernacular Solutions: “Diversity in Language” report underlines the evolving need of multilingual solutions in India and how different stake holders are working towards it. The report covers both India and global perspective to develop a holistic viewpoint. Key Findings Market Scenario India Language service market is less than 1% of the Global market 65% of India population communicate in local languages High growth seen in past 5 years with more than 3000+ startups incorporated The Push Factor Chat-bot applications, digital entertainment, social media, etc. continue to be the major drivers Languages like Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu preferred by almost 70% of the population Business Perspective Global companies are offering many diverse solutions which can be imple...

DroneZone: Interview with Anshul Sharma, Co-founder & CEO, Redwing Aerospace Laboratories

The new drone policy will come into effect on 1st of December and we are doing series to put the spotlight on interesting drone based solutions and startups. In this part, we talk to Anshul Sharma, Co-founder & CEO, Redwing Aerospace Laboratories. Redwing Aerospace Laboratories is an aerial robotics startup focusing on logistics, defence and enterprise solutions. The founders of Redwing Aerospace Laboratories are one of the most awarded aerospace engineers in the country with awards from NASA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, NTU Singapore and MIT Massachusetts. 1. The new drone policy will soon come into force. How satisfied are you with that and what other changes are still needed? Regulations are definitely a big step forward, compared to the previous blanket ban. Line of sight oper...

Machine Learning and Privileged Access Management

  Until recently one of the major driving force for PAM implementation had been regulatory compliance. However, with the change in Security ecosystem, Privileged Access Management landscape has also seen some drastic changes. In order to have a competitive edge, businesses are investing heavily in technologies such as Cloud Computing and Mobile access and going through a rapid digital transformation. Additionally, rapid advancements in Robotic Automation, the advent of newer, sleeker disruptive technologies such as –IoT, IDoT, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, Augmented Reality and methodologies such as DevOps along with distributed workforce have set the need for more advanced account security and access management requisites. The legacy PAM solutions were expensive, bulky and agent-based on...

The Seven Impactful Technologies of a Smart City

In our previous post, The Nine Critical Applications of a Smart City we examined the functional responsibilities of a city as well as the expectations and needs of citizens and the business community. We defined these as: The Built Environment Energy Infrastructure Telecommunications for Citizens and Businesses Transportation Water and Wastewater Health and Human Services Public Safety Payments and Finance Waste Management In this post we’ll examine the foundational technologies used to achieve dramatic improvements in features, efficiency and cost effectiveness in each of those domains. 1. Instrumentation and Control Systems Instrumentation and Control Systems are how a smart city monitors and controls the operational parameters of their electric distribution and metering network, their w...

DroneZone: Interview with Amandeep Panwar, CEO, BharatRohan

The new drone policy will come into effect on 1st of December and we are doing series to put the spotlight on interesting drone based solutions and startups. First in the series is this interview with Amandeep Panwar, CEO, BharatRohan. BharatRohan collects unique data from agricultural farms and converts them into actionable information and reports to enable industrial producers to reduce crop loses, optimize agri-inputs and maximize yield and profit margin using UAV based hyperspectral imaging. 1. The new drone policy will soon come into force. How satisfied are you with that and what other changes are still needed? I think it is a great for the UAV industry that after such a long wait, finally, government is taking genuine and positive steps to regularize operation of UAVs in Indian Airs...

Observations from RoboBusiness 2018

Innovations in Industrial Robotics and Drones Highlight Opportunities in Digital Transformation at RoboBusiness 2018   The recent RoboBusiness 2018 robotics conference showcased a wide variety of new and innovative industrial robotics and drone systems.  Sponsors and presenters from such organizations as ABB Robotics, Future Robotix, Harmonic Drive, MITRE, Stanford University, ULC Robotics, Universal Robots, and Vecna Robotics, among others, attended the conference.  These organizations shared their capabilities in industrial automation, logistics, military, and medical and surgical applications. An Articulating Robot Arm at RoboBusiness 2018 During the conference, I had the pleasure of co-presenting a workshop and moderating a fireside chat panel discussion on several digital transformati...

Interview with Sandeep Raut, Founder & CEO – Going Digital

Sandeep Raut – Founder & CEO – Going Digital published by Onalytica Key Topics: Digital Transformation, Analytics Location: Mumbai, India Bio: Sandeep is Digital Transformation, Analytics, Big data, IoT & Mobility evangelist with over 30 years of experience in IT Consulting and delivery HOW DID YOU GET TO BECOME AN EXPERT IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION I had started writing my own blog simplified analytics since 2011.  I read a lot about the digital transformation from various blogs and tweets to keep me updated. I have conducted several customer workshops on digital transformation maturity assessment, customer journey mapping & digital roadmap development. Various publications like IDG, Onalytica, Thinkers360, Enterprise Management 360 have recognized me top 10 influencers and the ...

Process, People, Strategy, and Technology: Key for Successful Asset Integrity Management (AIM)

Several sessions at the ARC Advisory Group’s recent Industry Forum covered various asset management topics in detail. The session, “Strategies and Technologies for a Successful Asset Integrity Management Program,” focused on the asset integrity management (AIM). At the session, end-user speaker,  Rogério Weber Kirst from Braskem, shared their specific strategies and challenges relating to AIM with the audience. Improving Plant Performance and Asset Availability Braskem is a major chemical company with significant presence in Brazil as well as major operations in US, Mexico, and Germany.  As the company has expanded its footprint through acquisition, it faced the challenge to align different work cultures, practices, as well as technologies. Mr. Kirst shared that one of its plants had five ...

Digi Nomics

Forums, Webinars, Discussions, talk shows and meetings everywhere word “Digital” seems to be a new ingredient for our Ubiquitous recipe. Mix it  , Boil it , Churn it , Ready it that to fill our myriad “Digital” Hunger. We are calling it mass “Digital Transformation” of anything, everything that yesterday seem to be remote possibility primarily an unique gift of Technology Disruption. A Core Leader of IT Giant once articulated every Organization works through three layers of Infrastructure — Digital : That interacts with technology consistently  –{ Desktops , Computers , Servers , Mobiles ,Networks , Data } Physical : Which absolutely holds Digital infrastructure in it — { Buildings , Towers , Inventory , Ware Houses , Cables , Physical Installations } Emotional: Those Peo...