Digital Transformation – Sustainable Supply Chain


Insights Series – 2



Compiled and Edited by Ipek Sahra Ozguler

International Correspondent

Istanbul, Turkey

The Insights series is designed to provide exclusive opportunities for project management professionals to learn new perspectives on various key trends and topics.  The series will include thoughts and reflections by project management experts and thought leaders from around the world.

The subject this month is “Digital Transformation – Sustainable Supply Chain”.  Raji Sivaraman seeks to address the following questions:

  • What is digital transformation?
  • How to manage digital transformation
  • How to sustain digital transformation
  • The Key Success Factors
  • Challenges / Opportunities


Raji Sivaraman, M.S., PMI-ACP, PMP, PMO-CP

Author of Discoveries Through Personal Agility & Making Projects Sing – a Musical Perspective of Project Management




What is digital transformation?

Digital transformation refers to the unprecedented disruptions in society, industry, and organizations stimulated by advances in digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). (1)

How to manage digital transformation?

A top management team with sufficient social and human capital is more likely to sense and seize market opportunities and use them to motivate and initiate strategic changes such as digital transformation. (2)

How to sustain digital transformation?

Since the business network can be considered a useful organizational form for protecting,
employing and developing common goods in sustainable ways, the preservation of its commons requires flexible and dynamic architecture, centralized data processing, shared knowledge, complex activity redesign and timely decision-making, which digital technologies are able to provide. (3)


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How to cite this work: Ozguler, I.S. (2021). Insights Series – 2 : Digital Transformation – Sustainable  Supply Chain, report, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue IX, September. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/pmwj109-Sep2021-Ozguler-Insights-Series-2-digital-transformation-sustainable-supply-chain.pdf

About the Author

Ipek Sahra Ozguler

Istanbul, Turkey


Ipek Sahra Ozguler graduated from the Istanbul University, Turkey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and from Middle East Technical University, Turkey with an MSc degree in Software Management. As a project manager, she has more than 13 years of experience in various areas such as portfolio management, program management, project management, software management, business analysis. She became a certified PMP in 2012 and a certified SCRUM Master in 2014.

She has gained broader insights in a variety of projects across manufacturing, defence, FMCG (Cola Cola), insurance (Euler Hermes), audit (Deloitte), telecommunication, aviation and finance sectors. In addition, she has been working as an international correspondent for the PM World Journal since 2014.

Ipek is the creator and editor of the highly acclaimed book, The Perspective of Women Project Management Professionals, interviews with leading female PM experts and professionals around the world. The book was published in March 2020 and is available here.

Ipek is based in Istanbul,Turkey and can be contacted at ipeksahra@gmail.com. Her portfolio is published at the http://ipeksahra.strikingly.com/ and https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/ipek-sahra-ozguler/.