Are you ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?23-May-2018
Innovative workshop will explain Industry 4.0 and the opportunities it creates for businesses
The potential of digital technologies to remove routine work and automate the production of goods and services is to be discussed at an innovative workshop to be held in Irvine, Scotland, next month.
Hosted by Booth Welsh, a leading provider of integrated engineering services, the workshop will focus on ‘digitisation and the people centre workplace’ and will bring together leading European experts with companies keen to share their experiences of their journey to Industry 4.0.
The event is being facilitated by Workplace Innovation Europe Limited (WIE) who aim to draw on international experience to create an Industry 4.0 roadmap which will help to blend the power of digital technologies with an upskilled workforce driving continuous improvement and innovation. Speakers include senior representatives from GSK, Siemens and Decos (Netherlands) on the journey to Industry 4.0.
WIE director Peter Totterdill, said: “The purpose of the workshop is to demonstrate to participating businesses where Industry 4.0 can take them.
“Much of the narrative about Industry 4.0 and digital technologies is driven by those focussed on technical potential, giving the impression that there is an inevitable and linear path to the automation of everything.
“Our view is there is choice in the way that technologies are designed and implemented – good choices blend technological potential with human capacity for learning, creativity and innovation. Bad choices remove people from the equation and you end up with expensive failures.
“Industry 4.0 is not without its challenges not the least of which is cyber security and the loss of jobs. However, the positive outcomes could well outweigh any risks involved including improved health & safety at work, greater reliability and consistency of production, improved efficiency and agility, and decentralised decision-making.”
The workshop is aimed at chief executives, senior managers, engineers and technologists, HR professionals and change leaders from public and private sector organisations keen to learn more about digital technologies and how to implement them effectively.
Peter Totterdill added: “We want businesses to fully understand the potential of Industry 4.0 as well as the pitfalls. Delegates will be able to share experience from Scotland and other European countries of how companies are implementing digital technologies and upskilling their employees.”
The two day ‘Industry 4.0, digitalisation and the people-centred workplace’ workshop takes place in Irvine (Scotland) on 4th-5th June 2018 and includes a working dinner.
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