Digital Transformation in Legacy Industries

The digital transformation of mining companies is seen as a business imperative today – and a key driver of productivity gains in the industry. While this message comes through loud and clear from subject matter experts, there is widespread confusion about what the term ‘digital transformation’ really means. Aniket Sawant, VP Product at rapidBizApps featured as a panelist at Couchbase Connect Silicon Valley 2017, in a discussion around Digital Transformation. In this post, we consider excerpts from Aniket’s talk at the panel discussion that will help clarify some of the ambiguity around this buzzword. He also discusses how to lead change in legacy industries like mining.

Aniket defines digital transformation as people, processes, technology, and tools working together to bring about ‘step change’ in business outcomes. As against incremental changes, a step change is a visible change in what people do and the outcomes that result from their actions.

What is Digital Transformation?

Driving Step Change in Mining

Legacy industries like mining are characterized by set methods of operating, and resistance to change is but natural. A large number of capital-intensive assets are still operated manually in remote locations. Safety regulations associated with these assets are managed via traditional techniques such as radio, pen, and paper, or excel. Aniket discussed how to lead change in such a scenario.

How to Lead Change in Legacy Industries like Mining

An effective digital transformation strategy is not one that is considered purely from a technology standpoint, but one that keeps people and processes at its core to drive visible changes in business outcomes. Contact us to explore how our digital transformation solutions have helped miners drive measurable business benefits and continue to thrive in a digital era.

Watch the full discussion on Digital Transformation at Couchbase Connect Silicon Valley 2017 here – Digital Transformation Panel Discussion

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