Digital Expertise

Our Vision of Digitalization

Involved since 2014 in the development of digital standards, 2B1st Consulting has accumulated a robust experience.
Our focus is to find the best way for companies to deploy digital technologies as a mean to create value.

“Digitalization needs to focus on value rather than technology”

The Digital Transition is no longer a technological issue but a matter of process to build trust and commitment.
The aim is to benefit from digital technologies to create value and not for the sole purpose of implementing new technologies.

2B1st Digitalization Roadmap

Step 1

Establish a New Business Model

The prerequisite to IoT is to connect people together, making Digital Transition a collaborative process. People must be connected through a system building trust and commitment to share info and create value. If value Chain cuts costs, the supplier-customer relationship eludes any collective intelligence, thus digitalization.

“Digital rethinks business model to grow collective intelligence”

In opposite way, GAFAM rely on network of competences to capture opportunities and concentrate value creation. The Digital Transition requires to rethink value chain to establish network of partnerships to grow a collective intelligence.

Step 2

Adopt the Data Centric to Protect Intellectual Property

Once a new business model has been established to protect the intellectual property, a data governance can be set up.


Of course, the governance must be applied to maintain the trust among partners by tracing and recording communications.


“Data governance defines data property, storage, protection, how it’s shared or rewarded.”


With the data governance in place, it becomes possible to move the company from a Documents Centric organization to a Data Centric organization.


This Data Centric organization ensures all parties to share only the data they should , use common data , and have a continuously updated data.

Step 3

Digitalization Process:

Top-Down or Bottom-Up

Once all the partners feel comfortable with the business model and Data Governance, the technical Digitalization Process can start.

Each partner is well aware of the value creation and of his commitment to convert the collective intelligence into value.


“There are 2 ways to implement Digitalization: Top-Down or Bottom-Up.”


Top-Down defines the digital twin of the whole plant. Highly technical and capital intensive, this approach involves the players in a risky approach.

Bottom-Up is pragmatic and develops the digital twin item by item. The first item simply involves 3 or 5 different companies. When achieved, it can be copied/pasted to the next level generating quick wins at low risk.

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