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Digital Transformation of Industry

Continuing Change


Part of the Decision Engineering book series (DECENGIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. John Stark
    Pages 1-3
  3. John Stark
    Pages 5-9
  4. John Stark
    Pages 11-22
  5. John Stark
    Pages 23-27
  6. John Stark
    Pages 29-35
  7. John Stark
    Pages 57-60
  8. John Stark
    Pages 61-65
  9. John Stark
    Pages 67-72
  10. John Stark
    Pages 97-105
  11. John Stark
    Pages 107-113
  12. John Stark
    Pages 115-120
  13. John Stark
    Pages 121-126

About this book


This graduate textbook is focused on digital transformation. It answers key questions regarding: which technologies can be used to transform an organisation, which activities within an organisation can be transformed, and what the aim of digital transformation should be.

The content is divided into three main parts, the first of which offers an introduction to the topic, highlights fundamental examples of digital transformation, defines the terminology, and enables readers to quickly understand the main components of digital transformation. The second part of the book addresses examples of digital transformation from several industries, including:

  • government; 
  • finance; 
  • health; 
  • manufacturing; and 
  • education. 

The third and final section of the book describes the activities and processes within a typical digital transformation programme. The pedagogical approach to the process makes the book beneficial to both students who have never been involved in such a programme and practitioners who plan to implement digital transformation in their organisation.


Digital Transformation Business Transformation Organisational Change Digitalisation Digital Enterprise Internet of Things Disruptive Technology Digital Revolution Technological Change Digital Disruption

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.GenevaSwitzerland

About the authors

Dr John Stark has worked in industry for more than 30 years at the boundary between Information Systems and Engineering/Manufacturing. During this time, he has worked with more than 100 companies. He is well-known in industry, having written several books about Information Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Integration, CAD and PLM. He has written the most cited book about PLM (over 1200 citations according to Google Scholar). Dr Stark has given courses on many subjects including Computers in Industry, Information Management Systems, Digital Transformation, CAD and PLM. With companies in industry, his work has to be very practical. Giving courses, he has to be aware of learning objectives, and ensure that the students have learned something they can put into practice at the end of the course. The experience of continually working in both industry and academic environments leads to well-structured books of practical value to readers. 

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences