Digital transformation was identified as a key driver for success in BioPhorum’s Part 1: Digital Technology Roadmap, which offered a consensus view of the digital opportunities and challenges facing strategic decision-makers. It includes information on a ‘biomanufacturing digitalization readiness model’ (BDRM).
The workstream wanted Part 2: Digital Technology Roadmap to be practical rather than theoretical and address a central question: where do we start?
As a result, Part 2 is not a single document but comprises a range of content, including position papers, use (or could-use) cases, and podcasts. The intention is to encourage you to use the tools described and get actively involved in discussions about what constitutes best practice – ultimately accelerating the adoption of new technologies that benefit patients.
This paper is, therefore, a critical part of the content that makes up Part 2.
To help answer the central question, this BDRM paper is a ‘good place to start’ as it encourages consistency in prioritization and risk assessment activities. It will help you visualize the characteristics of a successful digital transformation, assess the organizational status of important attributes, and identify gaps needing attention.
The BDRM can help strategic and operational teams focus on priority areas and improve communication between themselves, their sponsors, and external partners. This will lead to accelerated program or project timelines and increase the likelihood of successfully deploying new digital technologies.