Digital Transformations: Linear and Exponential
This week Forbes takes a look at two distinct types of digital disruption.
Two very different pictures are emerging in transformation stories. Forbes defines linear transformation as transformation within the business that improves operations, whereas exponential transformation transforms the business itself— potentially changing the core business model of the organization.
Linear is like an upgrade— helping companies do what they do better with new technology. Exponential shifts the whole business model of the company— finding new ways to give customers value.
They are both important. So, which one are you?
At the end of the article, Forbes concludes that linear isn’t enough because investors don’t reward it.
“The pace of technological innovation is increasing at a speed that necessitates exponential transformation,” according to Forbes.
One piece of advice from Forbes is to handle linear and exponential change separately. Keeping linear along the lines of project management and exponential in its own silo, away from political or turf wars.
The first step in both types of change is to get started.
Gray Matter’s Director of Professional Services John Benitz has led teams through the Brilliant Manufacturing process, and now he can help you.
Gray Matter is offering an exclusive webinar, where we’re demystifying the beginning of the journey for you.
Highlights from the webinar will include:
- How to create a transformation vision
- The critical first three data questions
- Biggest mistakes companies make in the beginning
- How the GE Transportation Brilliant Manufacturing project started
- What phase two looks like
Join us for the first part in our webinar series, “Transform Your Operation: Vision before Action,” on April 6 at 2:30pm EST.Register for the Webinar
Digital Day in Chicago: Start Your Digital Journey
On April 10, join Gray Matter and GE Digital to learn how the Industrial Internet of Things can unlock new possibilities for your company. Learn from companies like Johnson & Johnson about the road to digital, industrial transformation.
Vice President of Product Supply Strategy and Deployment Bart Alfons Talloen develops and deploys new and innovative processes at Johnson and Johnson.
He’ll be talking about systems and technologies to improve production supply during GE Digital Day. You’ll also learn what drives J&J to take action, their vision for Manufacturing of the Future and the challenges that need to be addressed to move forward.
The event will also highlight:
- Learning the value of the digital industrial transformation
- Connecting with industry thought leaders and peers
- Discovering tools to accelerate your transformation journey
GE Signs Plans for First Cyber Security Solution and Largest Gas Power Plant in Latin America
GE Power has signed a multiyear agreement for a new combined-cycle power plant in northeastern Brazil, which will meet 15 percent of the energy needs of northeastern Brazil, making it Latin America’s largest gas power plant.
The agreement will include operations, maintenance, repairs, digital solutions and the first order in Latin America for its OpShield cybersecurity solution.
Opshield is a security solution provided by WurldTech, a GE company, for industrial and process control environments. It is designed to help protect critical infrastructure and controls networks, and has the ability to inspect operational technology packets and data flows. This allows for a deep protocol inspection and more control for operators.
Wurldtech provides products, such as OpShield, and services that help customers design, test, certify, and secure their internet-connected devices, ICS and other critical controls, as well as their site operations. Fortune 500 customers rely on Wurldtech to protect their brand reputation in oil & gas, transportation, utilities, healthcare and many other industries.