Digital Transformation: A Practical & Integrated Approach
What you'll learn
- Understand the basic concepts of Digital solutions and Transformation
- Understand the prerequisites to start a successful Digital Transformation project
- Learn (high level in this part) the basic architecture and layers of Digital solutions hierarchy
- Learn about the main pillars and components of IR4.0 and Digital Transformation
- Learn the challenges in such projects
- Learn basic milestones and deliverables of each project phase plus input to each phase
- Learn the benefits of Digital solutions
- Learn the relation of Digital Transformation to IR4.0
- Introduction to best practice used in estimating costs, budgets and managing risks (details of all these in next parts of the course)
- User of IT systems, no programming or deep knowledge of IT systems needed.
- Good understanding of English and basic education (high school, college or university).
This course is offered in four parts; starting from Part I, an introduction to and overview of Digital Transformation,
which is this part, followed by three more parts ;
-Part II is about Digital Transformation applications in different sectors.
-Part III is for specialized people and it is about Architecting & Designing Digital Transformation systems.
-Part IV, Managing Digital Transformation projects, for those who want to learn how to manage such projects successfully.
Attending which part/s, should be decided based on your objectives from the course;
If you looking for general knowledge, starting a new career in Digital Technology, want to sell such technology & services, manage such projects, or are involved in reviewing proposals to launch and or approve respective budgets, then part I is enough, while part II is an advantage.
*if you are in Digital Technology design, architecting, and or support them, then parts I & III are needed, while III & IV are an advantage.
*if you are in project management, then Part IV, beside part I, while III is an advantage.
Part I (this one) is a foundation for anybody, who wants to know about IR4.0 & Digital Transformation. Hence, it is good for management, IT professionals, control and automation engineers, project managers, teaching staff, college students, and sales and marketing staff.
Part I covers the main pillars of IR4.0, including its basic technologies, such as AI, Big Data, Analytics, IoT, Mobility, Cloud, and Digital infrastructure systems, such as control systems, sensory, and others. It explains the prerequisites to start such projects and presents a high-level integration concept, including layers of automation. It also discusses, at a high level, the main project milestones, cost estimation, and the importance of risk mitigation and change management in these projects. The course also explains the relationship of the IR4.0 framework to Digital Transformation and to other existing relevant systems, such as ERP and Advanced Automation systems. The course discusses, at a high level, some applications of Digital Technology in some sectors, such as energy, health, transportation, education, and others. It also discusses the challenges of Digital Transformation projects, besides benefits. It also sheds the light on resource issues, budgeting, and relation to existing systems and discusses best practices, strategies, and approaches, based on long experience in such technologies and projects.
This integrated, four parts course is designed in a way to suit all types and levels of audience and meet their objectives, whether you are in management, technical, design, sales, projects, teaching, studying, or even wanting to raise awareness. Part I of the course is divided into lessons (part I has 9 lessons), each lesson covers the main topic.
Who this course is for:
- User of IT systems
Over 43 years in IT, Automation, and Digital technology, including Digital Transformation projects. Led, managed, and designed many Digital, Automation & IT projects, including for major industries and clients, such as in the Energy Sector, Utilities Public Sector, Health, SMEs, and others. Trained thousands of professionals, worldwide, in Automation, IT, and Digital technology.
Active in academia as well, teaching as visiting lecturer at several universities in Europe. Speaker at several international conferences about technology and its applications, author of many articles in international journals, and author of two books. Holder of Ph.D. from Uk in applications of AI-ANN in manufacturing, and a postgraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in the USA, beside BSc in engineering from Egypt.
Invented and patented several ideas and solutions for problems in both industrial and non-industrial sectors.