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Case Study: Challenges of Digital Transformation – An Automation End User Perspective

At the 2018 Industry of Things World USA EAST conference in November Hicham Wazni, Corporate Director of Manufacturing Intelligence and Smart Manufacturing at Arconic spoke about Attributes and Challenges of Digital Transformation. In his presentation, he highlighted an automation end-user’s experiences with launching a corporate Digital Transformation. Through 4 key questions, Hicham provided an end-users perspective on the challenges of Digital Transformation and learnings from it.

Key questiosn adressed in the presentation:

  • What is Digital Transformation?
  • What is a “Smart Factory of the Future”?
  • How Do I Get Started On The Company’s Digital Transformation?
  • What are the Key Attributes that Need to be Considered in Implementing the Digital Transformation Strategy?

Click on the video below to watch the presentation in full.

About Hicham Wazni and Arconic:

Hicham is the Corporate Director of Manufacturing Intelligence and Smart Manufacturing at Arconic.  Hicham has 22 years of collective experience in manufacturing, business management, and disciplined execution of Industry 4.0.  He was responsible for the team that spearheaded the training and development of the leadership and workforce, identified and initiated the smart journey strategy and deployment plan, partnered with key suppliers to implement data historian in the factories, and put in place a disciplined approach and metrics to monitor and improve the “Smart” execution in the Arconic factories globally.

Arconic is a company specializing in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing. Arconic’s products, which include aluminum, titanium, and nickel, are used worldwide in aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, packaging, building and construction, oil and gas, defense, consumer electronics, and industrial applications. Arconic’s operations consist of three worldwide reportable segments: Global Rolled Products, Engineered Products and Solutions, and Transportation and Construction Solutions.

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