Digital Transformation


  

Progress Toward Open Process Automation Systems

Three events during the past month demonstrate (to me) that significant progress is being made on the road toward open process automation systems.  These events are: On June 10-14, an Interop (IoP) event sponsored by the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF),  On July 4, ExxonMobil’s keynote presentation at the ARC Industry Forum in Bangalore, India, On July 9, Yokogawa’s announcement of ExxonMobil’s award of a system integration contract for their OPA Test Bed. That is a lot of activity in a single month!  Let me give a bit more detail on each one. OPAF Interop Event The interop event was a member-only event for members of the Open Process Automation Forum or OPAF.  Planning for this event began in early 2019.  Members who desired to participate were required to bring some form of prototyp...

CEO AGENDA – LEADING A DIGITAL BUSINESS CHANGE

Digital has become a core engine for every business. It has become the driving force behind organization strategies and change management. The CEOs are embracing the digital agenda as a base of their transformational strategy. CEOs have come to a realization that the digital strategy and leading enterprise digital transformation change can no longer be an isolated project anymore. The cost and the stakes involved are simply very high. Recent research done by the World Economic Forum shows that about 70% of the CEOs they had interviewed did not have a formal digital background or expertise. Yet they are at the helm of leading the digital business change. They believed, they needed to focus on a digital transformation roadmap by building their digital capabilities, learning new skills and fi...

Mobycy – Solving the last mile connectivity

Public transport across urban cities has seen inclusion of a variety of modes of transport over the last decade shifting from just buses and autos, to metros and cabs. Of all these metro is the most green and congestion free mode of public transport. Last Mile Connectivity – A key deterrent for growth of metro ridership However, despite it being the most comfortable and cost effective mode of public transport (after ride hailing cabs especially for longer distances), the revolution has just begun. The metro networks in Lucknow, Jaipur, Kochi and Chennai have been criticized for attracting much lower ridership than originally estimated — less than a tenth of the projections. Also, the story in Delhi is no different despite a good ridership, as it still falls behind the projections. “A metro...

SDN – CHANGING THE FACE OF CAMPUS NETWORKS

Software Defined Networking is a seismic technology for network design approach beyond just a technology protocol. SDN can centralize the control of the whole networks used in significant IT industries such as Datacenters, Cloud Computing, Mobile Networks, Campus/Enterprise networks. The impact of cloud computing, together with the revolutionary changes and tremendous business value realized through SDN, has resulted in the fast-paced adoption of the technology. Why is there a great demand for SDN? Let’s think about traditional IT portfolio where everything needs a manual administration. We have routers, switches and lots of stuff around, all physical hardware connected in a certain way for data flow based on needs. The two salient facts of networks are delivering data and managing the flo...

Digital Healthcare Solutions for Medical Professionals & Businesses

Digital transformation solutions has touched all walks of life and all domains of industries. The healthcare industry is no different from the course of digitisation, which indeed has resulted in new terminologies such as digital healthcare, digital health, mobile healthcare, health  information management, mHealth, telehealth etc. Some of the applications includes appointment management, online consultation, lab test result management, pill tracker. A little more about what is Digital Health? The concept of digital health is not new. Seth Frank, writing 17 years ago, penned “Digital Health Care—The convergence of health care and the Internet” in The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. Digital health is a simple concept. It is about using information technology(IT) to help improve indiv...

Sixth Sensor – Working towards a better road safety

A father and son duo were inspired to look for safety solutions for the Indian market when a young son meets an accident in the US and is saved because of the safety systems in the vehicle in 2012. That’s the story of Paritosh Dagli and Rajesh Dagli who have designed Sixth Sensor – India’s first Collison avoidance system. “The goal was to have a safety system for all kinds of vehicles in India, it all started with a collision warning system that detects obstacles on the road, and starts alarming the driver to keep a safe distance, the system is approved by ARAI Pune. We wanted to keep it as an aftermarket system and not an OEM system so that it could be retrofitted in any vehicle. However, we soon realized that just a warning system was not enough, and thus we graduated to a collisio...

Beyond The Lab: Smart Cities

Hello, there from Beyond the Lab! So, here’s one about Smart Cities. The Government announced 100 cities as Smart Cities – and there’s been hectic activity in this space. Our short video takes a look at this space. Would love to know what you think. Do drop in your comments or email at samiran.ghosh@humminglive.com

Electric Bus Battery Leasing Raises Municipal Adoption

Electrification is one of the most significant trends in transport today.  Lower maintenance costs, more efficient operation, and zero tailpipe emissions among many other benefits have led to an accelerating adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) for road transport needs.  When it comes to promising use cases, electrified urban buses lead the way, but can be a difficult investment for operators to make.  In this post, I will be discussing how electric bus battery leasing can help cities make the transition. Advantages of Electric Buses To start, electric powertrains have lower energy costs on a per-mile basis than internal combustion engines.  They convert energy into motion more efficiently, with today’s electric buses attaining the miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) of around five times the...

Beyond The Lab: 3D Printing

Hello, there from Beyond the Lab! So, here’s one about 3D printing. 3D printing has been around for a few years – but quietly, over the past year – has been notching up some pioneering wins. Our short video takes a look at this space. Would love to know what you think. Do email at samiran.ghosh@humminglive.com or reach out to us at https://bit.ly/2EPPUNs    

The Rise of Digital Transformation Oppportunity

We are already well in for the year 2019. For a lot of enterprises, their digital agenda is taking shape in forms of annual plans and business reviews. Digital transformation is a complex process that changes how enterprises work and go to market, which creates long-term opportunity for partners equipped to take customers on this on-going digital journey. Which is why we thought this is a perfect opportunity to share a few tips and recommendations from Sonata Software that may help you think clearly for your digital strategy ahead. With 60% of enterprises now implementing an organization-wide digital platform strategy, IDC forecasts that the digital transformation opportunity will exceed $20 trillion, or 20% of global GDP. Businesses worldwide are on course to invest $1.7 trillion in 2019 ...