Nicolas Babin disruptive week about digital transformation – June 21st 2021

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.


Learning lessons from Nike – Daniela Weitmann, head of global digital transformation, DLL. The new head of global digital transformation at DLL has revealed how her extensive experience outside the industry will help reshape the asset finance journey for customers.


T-Mobile Launches New Services for Small Business. T-Mobile has launched new services designed to help small businesses succeed in a mobile-first digital transformation strategy. The new services include offering Business Unlimited smartphone plans, which have unlimited 5G access, high-speed hotspot data, and greater Premium Data.

On Egypt :

Egyptian-Iraqi company to carry out digital transformation projects in Iraq. Egypt and Iraq have agreed on a proposal submitted by the Iraqi Minister of Communications to establish an Egyptian-Iraqi company to start digital transformation projects within Iraq. A statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said that a joint team from the two countries will work to crystallize the idea and bring it into effect. The announcement came during meeting between the Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amr Talaat with his Iraqi counterpart Arkan Shihab, who is currently visiting Egypt at the head of a high-level delegation. The more countries starting their transformation, the better for the world in general as communication and exchange in general will be enhanced and optimized,


Digital transformation key to post-pandemic growth for Financial Services. New report provides valuable insights into evolving business and consumer demands in the finance sector. “The future is now” – a phrase often bandied about by technologists – has never resonated more. According to McKinsey, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation by as much as seven years. This speaks to an unprecedented acceleration of ‘digital first’ initiatives among enterprises, with higher levels of investment in digital infrastructure and innovative solutions tailored to future-proofing service offerings, Mark Kenny, client director for banking and financial services, Expleo said.


Digital acceleration is here to stay, and it’s time to embrace it. “Information systems are experiencing a revolution, no less, in terms of demand, prestige, and value creation. We are seeing a major change as IT departments are taking center stage as innovation drivers,” writes Shimon Elkabetz, Country Managing Director at Accenture Israel. This is a good article, however I do not agree with the term revolution as digital transformation is an evolution of how we have all been working. Revolution would imply a major change when in fact we gradually evolve our expectations and ways to interact with customers and employees.


Kuwait Oil selects Halliburton for digital transformation. Halliburton Company has received a contract from Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to expand KOC’s digital transformation to maximize operational efficiency and increase production. The scope applies to all Kuwait fields including West Kuwait, South and East Kuwait, and Heavy Oil, complementing a recently awarded contract for similar services in North Kuwait. Halliburton will work with KOC to accelerate their data-to-decisions cycle by implementing automated work processes and digital twins across KOC’s major assets. The solutions will leverage DecisionSpace 365, Halliburton’s cloud-based subscription service for E&P applications, to automate work processes to plan, forecast, and optimize production.

What I wanted to show with this article is the fact that all sectors are in need of digital transformation. The oil sector needs to definitely optimize operations and ensure the environment is protected. I was once involved in this industry for a digital transformation project and I can confirm it is indeed very needed.


Cars, Medicine, Electric Grids: Future hackers will hit much more than networks in an IT/OT integrated world. For the first two decades of the Internet era, operational technology (OT) in places like factories and power plants remained mostly isolated from IT systems. While the fear of cyber intrusions grew among their counterparts in IT, workers in these physical settings were far more focused on safety precautions to protect people from the machines, products, and chemicals within those spaces.