2017 is the year we’ll remember as the “end of the beginning” for Industrial Digital Transformation. It was the year when the definition of “digital transformation” itself was argued about, accused of being a “buzz word,” and featured as the headline for many conference presentations, papers and articles. The market is finally, albeit slowly, shifting from endless proofs of concepts of cool new technologies and toward a greater focus on true digital transformation solving real business problems.
We’re beginning to see production grade projects being rolled out in industrial companies, everything from individual site based deployments to enterprise projects federating data from dozens of sites and systems across an industrial fleet. At Element Analytics we’re hopeful that this is a harbinger of companies looking to truly transform their operations to achieve important business outcomes.
For us, 2017 can be summed up in 3 words: Production, People, and Partners.