Nicolas Babin disruptive week about Digital Transformation April 20th 2020

I am regularly asked to summarize my many posts. I thought it would be a good idea to publish on this blog, every Monday, some of the most relevant articles that I have already shared with you on my social networks.
Today I will share some of the most relevant articles about Digital Transformation and in what form you can find it in today’s life. I will also comment on the articles.

On Gigabitmagazine:

A great article about Dassault Systèmes’ John Kitchingman on how ‘smart’ technologies represent the next step from digital transformation. This is definitely orientated towards large corporations but the essence about digital transformation is there. With the fourth industrial revolution evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and machine learning (ML), we are moving into the age of experience and developing our understanding of these technologies in order to better harness their power. Previously, businesses have been very focused on digital transformation. The integration of digital technologies into all parts of the business has helped accelerate internal works and reduce the reliance on hardware, with an increasing number of enterprises moving aspects of their business to the cloud. Digital transformation has enabled sustainable innovation, and this has been commercialized in many forms – through personal data, digital health, AI and much more. 


A great case study of a governmental entity using Microsoft technology to deploy their digital transformation. Victorian regional local government body Ballarat Council has undertaken a digital transformation, with the deployment of Microsoft cloud computing and implementation of Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365.

On business chief Canada:

New technologies are enabling business leaders to make better decisions, quickly and efficiently. Things are no different when it comes to hiring. Digital transformation is showing no signs of slowing down in the staffing industry, helping employers to make smarter hiring decisions, and save both time and money. Have a read to understand how digital transformation optimizes the way we run businesses.


Data privacy is a big concern for many customers. According to a PwC survey, only 25% of customers believe that most companies handle their sensitive personal data responsibly. More importantly, 87% of those same respondents say they will take their business elsewhere if they don’t trust that a company is handling their data responsibly. When undertaking a digital transformation project, data privacy and GDPR are key to ensure full compliance. Have a read to understand how to make it happen.

On Harvard Business Review:

Disruptive technologies create tremendous opportunity for organizations to become smarter, more agile, more flexible, and more responsive. But as employees deploy new applications, they are encountering challenges that create reputational and even financial risks for their organizations. Some companies that don’t see technology as their core business may assume that these considerations are irrelevant, even as they increasingly rely on advanced digital and physical technologies to run their day-to-day operations. This is a side effect of digital transformation and one that cannot be taken lightly.


This articles talks about how to achieve success in procurement amidst significant transformation in the industry. The procurement landscape is changing. Gone are the days of procurement being considered a back-office function in an old-fashioned, dimly lit room. Now, it’s front and centre and everyone’s talking about it. Have a read at this interview and point of view of one of the top award winning procurement leader.

On the

Digital transformation, Industry 4.0, and IIoT in the fab shop. Practical advice for metal fabricators sifting through digital manufacturing buzzwords. You’ve heard of Industry 4.0, but what does it really mean? More important, what does it mean for small and midmarket job shops? What are the implications for the typical sheet metal fabricator? Some great exemples of digital transformation, a good article to read for any industry led activities.