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Karen Quatromoni
Industrial Internet Consortium
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Industrial Internet Consortium and IoT Alliance Australia Publish White Paper Linking Digital Transformation and UN Sustainable Development Goals

High-level approach helps organizations achieve strategic goals

NEEDHAM, MA – JUNE 22, 2020 – The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™) and IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA), today announced the publication of the How Digital Transformation and IoT Can Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals White Paper. The whitepaper illustrates how digital transformation can support relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) by including them in the strategic planning and execution of digital transformation activities. The white paper also advocates using a model-driven approach to define and execute a digital transformation strategy.

“UN Sustainable Development Goals provide a framework for an organization to improve their environmental impact, health and social justice, but the framework doesn’t provide guidance on how to build the goals into corporate strategy or demonstrate how digital transformation can help in achieving those goals,” said Peter Klement, Member of the IIC Digital Transformation Working Group, and one of the authors of the white paper. “This white paper provides a high-level approach to embed UN SDGs into the strategic digital transformation initiatives of every organization.”

UN SDGs include 17 interconnected goals to achieve a better and more sustainable future to protect the planet, ensure public health and help economies prosper by 2030. An organization can impact the outcome of its digital transformation initiative by using UN SDGs to shape the business strategy and goals.

Strategy tools, such as Object Management Group Business Motivation Model (BMM) and the Balanced Score Card (BSC), can help an organization incorporate UN SDGs into their existing strategy planning and execution frameworks. A Digital Architecture Model helps an organization document its current and future business operating models and its technology landscape, and the associated strategic architecture roadmap.

“By using modelling tools and UN SDGs to strategize and refine their business practices, an organization can then answer such questions as, “How will my service or operation benefit sustainability or how can I engineer the best sustainability outcome of my design or implementation?” said Frank Zeichner, CEO, IoTAA & Knowledge Economy Institute, and one of the authors of the white paper. “This combination has already proven successful in industrial operations, protecting the health and safety of operators and reducing the carbon footprint of diesel generators, to name a few examples.” 

The How Digital Transformation and IoT Can Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals White Paper is publicly available.

About IoT Alliance Australia
Formed in July 2016, the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) is the peak industry body representing IoT in Australia with over 420 participating organizations and 800 individual participants working to accelerate the adoption of IoT across the Australian economic and societal benefit. For more information, visit IoT Alliance Australia.

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