Digitalization is one of the greatest challenges organizations are facing today. This is especially true for mid-sized industrial organizations that are lacking real-time insight into existing structures, processes, legacy plants, and physical assets, a prevailing indicator of unpreparedness for digital transformation. This pragmatic panel discussion around manufacturing digitalization and preparedness strategies for mid-sized organizations to compete in the future. This discussion will provide attendees the unique opportunity to examine concrete use cases, including the applicability and success case of a given digitized process, to help map out a practical road map for digital transformation. Key topics that will be covered include:• Defining business unit priorities, covering new, digital products and functions and processes that could be strengthened by digitization• Understanding key and scalable enablers, such as industrial IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and their corresponding business outcomes• Identify the right talent to push digital programs and optimize processes Digitalization of an industrial organization is not simple. But for those that want to remain competitive and flourish in the new digital era, the time to prepare for and deploy digital transformation programs is now.