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Digital transformation is one of the key factors in strategic priorities, acquiring the right talent, and centering people on your digitalization strategy, as well as investing in emerging digital technologies and building digital infrastructure for the future. Study.

Hannah Maverick Sibley, Head of Dedicated Networks, Production and Solution Management, Ericsson, said: Next Generation Connected Industries.

Magnes Leonhardt, Head of Innovation and Strategy at Telia Enterprise Business Unit in Sweden, says: The positive news for this report is that most companies understand this, and the industry seems to be in the process of upgrading its digital transformation. However, there are still tangible challenges to moving more projects out of the experimental stage into deployment.

Highlights from the report:

  • According to a study by Arthur de Little, early digital technology users benefit from EBIT 46% of its followers, while they are gaining efficiency, market share, price management and customer loyalty.
  • Three out of four industry experts surveyed for this report say that digital transformation is very important for their organization’s strategic agenda.
  • While many companies are struggling to fully implement digital technologies, more than 50% of such initiatives are still at the planning and testing stage.
  • Achieving digital competence is both a matter of success and a challenge to growing digital. 44% of industry managers say that getting the right digital skills is the key to digital transformation for their organizations.
  • 50% of respondents see communication as a constraint, which is another important part of the next generation of high-performance communication solutions to accelerate the implementation of new digital solutions.
  • Digital division executives In general, managers in large companies consider digital transformation to be more systematic than small managers. According to the report, small companies have been implementing their digitalization initiatives on average in the past.

“We have surveyed and analyzed 100 industry decision-makers to analyze the current state of digital transformation,” said Martin Gloumann, partner of Arthur de Little. The reasons for our success in accelerating digitalization are common to most industries. Keeping people in the heart of digital transformation is the top of the list, and a prerequisite for success. Only those who understand how to implement and use digital technology will be systematically prioritized. They help build cultural and technology-friendly organizations that attract other similar talents.

The most popular digital initiative in every industry.

  • Sleep-automation and performance monitoring are the most common types of digital solutions in manufacturing, with more than 60% of companies implementing or planning to do so. Examples: Automatic robots and sensors for quality control.
  • Mining automation and digital operations are the most common types of digital technology in the industry, with two of the three companies introducing or planning to do so. Examples: Remote Automatic Vehicles and Machine Remote Operations.
  • Forest digital operations, such as remote asset management and monitoring, are the most common form of digital technology emerging in the forest, with 70% reported to have implemented or intended to do so. Examples: Use drones to monitor and analyze forests.


The manufacturing, mining and forestry industries are crucial to the Swedish economy. These sectors employ more than 620,000 people in Sweden, contribute SEK 650 billion to the economy and value two-thirds of Sweden’s exports.

About the report

Telia, Erickson and Arthur de Little come together to learn more about the transformation of digital key industries in three key industries: Swedish manufacturing, mining and forestry. This study identifies success factors and lessons that will help companies accelerate their numbers. We analyzed the available data, conducted surveys of 100 industry managers, and interviewed in-depth information on the current state of digital transformation in the operations of their organizations, as well as many key opinion leaders.