“Industrial control systems are in transition. They are being transformed to do more than just “monitor & control”, by integrating with additional intelligence at every level to have predictive asset life-cycle management, advanced stakeholder-experience and added security & safety. This transition is not a disruption anymore and is already underway. Another important change in the scenario is the integration of electrical, safety, telecom functionalities along with the process control functions in DCS. Some of the leading OEMs have already been offering this while others are trying to follow by introducing their next gen DCS. This is not elaborated in this paper since it does not fall under the digital transformation category,” says Manoj Vivek, Technical Solutions Leader – Power and Industrial Automation, QuEST Global in the whitepaper published by Oil Asia Journal.