Collaborating and learning with each other is what makes us human 

by Carlos Pinheiro Guimaraes

Accomplishing a wide range of tasks, across both our personal and professional lives, would be impossible if we had to figure everything out on our own. Working together and learning from others saves time and frustration. It’s a practice that can start early in life, as my 12-year-old son is experiencing in school, and should continue throughout our careers. The more difficult a task, the greater the benefits of applying lessons learned from others.

Considering the complexities and the speed of change in the business world, especially relating to digital transformation, we should look for collaboration and mind-sharing opportunities. Manufacturers, for example, must adopt Industry 4.0 practices to remain competitive in today’s global economy. Many organizations struggle to implement effective digital strategies that meet their objectives and accomplish their goals. If you are facing a complex digital transformation project, it makes sense to research what others are doing and understand who has succeeded or failed, and why.

Putting together a digital transformation framework can take several months. If you are planning this type of complex project, consider how much you could benefit by applying lessons learned from other organizations, before you start your own project. You could save substantial time, money and effort.

At Hitachi, we’ve analyzed the digital transformation journey, based on our extensive experience as a large manufacturing organization and from helping multiple clients. We want to share with you what we've learned to accelerate the journey. We’ve put together both strategic and tactical lessons learned that you can apply to your own digital transformation program.

Many lessons will be shared in Hitachi's upcoming virtual classroom session, “Accelerate your journey to the SAP Intelligent Enterprise,” on November 20. This builds on a prior session, where we described how to digitize your core with SAP S/4HANA®. In this session, you’ll see how to extend your core to the Intelligent Enterprise and achieve full digital transformation.

It’s a great opportunity to learn valuable lessons that can be applied to benefit your organization. Register today.