“In 2019, we saw a 400 percent growth in digital transformation projects moving through the post-implementation stage, according to a recent study by Rockwell Automation.
The maturation of digitization projects will continue throughout 2020, and with this trend, the industry will evolve from exploring the primary benefits of data-driven solutions to understanding how these projects can be used as a resource to help scale smart factory initiatives.
Digital transformation has reached its inflection point. As organizations move their initiatives from project roll-out to continuous process improvement in 2020, scaling becomes a key topic of conversation.
Specifically, the industry will tackle the following challenges as digital business strategies scale and mature:
– High volumes of industrial infrastructure becoming integrated/connected
– Orchestrating multisite roll-outs
– Tighter operations technology / information technology (OT/IT) integration as more OT infrastructure (devices, production lines, plants) are tied into digital transformation initiatives”