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The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Future jobs report has estimated that; thanks to new industrial technologies; 75 million jobs will be lost in the years leading up to 2022 – and 133 million new ones will sprout in their place. But, what jobs are these, and what are countries doing to prepare their citizens for these new jobs?
That is the question we will answer at the 2019 edition of the Industry 4.0 Summit, which will return for its second run at the Emperors Palace Convention Centre from the 28th until the 29th of March 2019. While the first summit sought to outline the principles of the latest revolution in manufacturing, this year’s event will explore further at how Africa as a developing continent can leverage new industrial technology to add manufacturing to its list of industries; since Africa is known for primarily exporting mainly raw materials, it would be a boon for its working population if organisation expanded the job market by opening more manufacturing companies and adding value to raw materials. Besides, with technology getting smarter with each passing day, it would be wise for organisations in developing countries to stay abreast with the trends which will keep them competitive on the market. That would mean current generations getting acquainted with the new technology and being able to prepare future generations for the coming disruption. After all, it has been said that the jobs our children will do might not even exist yet! But it is today’s education that has to prepare the future worker, and it needs to be done right.
It is one of the arguments against Industry 4.0 that it will kill many jobs in manufacturing today – as mentioned above, the 133million new occupations will need workers with the right set of skills if they are to take advantage of the latest industrial revolution. Plans also need to be made for the workers whose jobs have been made redundant by the faster robot and automation technologies, so they play their part in national development. Related to this are questions marks over internet security, reliability of machine learning, product life cycles, as well as socio-economic factors that come with most changes in life.
The event is for cutting edge technology enthusiasts concerned with industrial growth in the developing world, government and industry leaders willing to know about the future of human resources in the face of disruptive technology. It will give delegates a chance to compare notes with fellow industry peers and discuss the best way forward.
- To advance knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in Industry 4.0
- To gain actionable information from industry experts on what we need to do to stay relevant in the latest industrial revolution
- To connect and collaborate with industry peers on their experiences with Industry 4.0
- To learn from case studies focused on Industry 4.0 transformation
Kethan ParbhooChief Operations & Marketing Officer
Nabiel ConybeareDirector Human Resources
Mangosuthu University of Technology
Nico LandmanBusiness Development Manager
Annamarie Van CollerPresident
Daniel VisserResearch and Development Strategy Manager
Myles HopkinsChief Executive Officer
Johan KokFounding Partner
Kyle ParkerDirector Operations
Robert WrightManaging Director
Areas of Discussion
- Industrial Internet of Things
- Advanced Materials & Additive Manufacturing
- Artificial Intelligence
- Big Data
- Cloud Computing
- Modelling, Simulation, Visualization and Immersion
Agriculture, Automotive, Business Development Executives and Managers
Business owners, CEOs, Chief Information Security Officers – CISO, Chief Technology Officers, C-Level executives, Computer Manufacturers, Directors, Entrepreneurs, Factory Manager, Government Departments, Head of Engineering, Head of Logistics, Head of Manufacturing, Head of Procurement, Head of Research and & Development, Head of Supply Chain, Heads of Cyber Security and Industrial Automation, Heads of IT Security, Heads of Process Automation, Heads of Production, Human Resources Executives and Managers, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Internet of Things IoT) Suppliers, Industrial Security Officer, Industry 4.0 Enthusiasts, Information Security, Suppliers, Investors, IT Executives and Managers, Line Managers, Manufacturers: Small, Medium and Large, Operations Manager, Product Security Officer, Researchers, Software Engineers, Supply chain executives, Technology professionals: Small, Medium and Large, Training Managers, Venture Capitalists, VP of Engineering, VPs of engineering, VPs of manufacturing