Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, RAD Platforms---these are technologies that are transformational, requiring both a culture change (ie, the people using them) as well as a process change (the systems they may interact with). They require internal readiness to be sure that the project outlines are well established, and have an internal champion make sure that the original project goals are understood and met.
At Webalo we’ve been 100% focused on the digital transformation of industrial companies since 2016, and we’ve been very fortunate to spend time with some of the world’s greatest industrial companies, in all kinds of industries – energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, mining, transportation and others.
Visit an industrial plant - a mine, power generation plant or manufacturing facility for example - and automation, mechanical and digital, is everywhere. Millions of dollars are invested in machinery, robotics, enterprise and industrial software systems that run and operate a plant. However, chat with the workforce, the frontline workers themselves, and you’ll find that they’re largely disconnected from all of this automation – when they do their job, it's paper, voice or experience-based and rarely digitized.