The truth is digital transformations mostly fail for all the reasons change programs typically fail. They do have a wide range of specific attributes, including technology wonders and unprecedented degrees of changes, but ensuring success means going back to a few enduring principles: value realization, technology as one enabler and behavior changes for lasting results.
Promising imperative, but a daunting task
Digital Transformation, the process, or Industry 4.0, the end state, and many of the related technologies (IoT, AI, Big Data Analytics, Cloud-based Computing, etc.) are ubiquitous in the media, a vast array of potential vendors, and, inevitably, many company strategic initiatives.