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Beyond the hype: will the real fourth industrial revolution please stand up?

20th October 2020 | 2:00pm BST
Where are you on your journey to 4IR? And how can it help you navigate the path ahead?

The fourth industrial revolution is characterised by the blurring of boundaries between physical, digital and biological worlds. It represents a fusion of advances in AI, robotics, IoT, 3D printing, genetic engineering, quantum computing and a host of other technologies. And it is the latest in a long line of transformational waves – including offshoring, automation and wider digital transformation – that the manufacturing industry has had to contend with in recent years.

It promises to bring change to everything from the plant floor to supply chains to distribution networks, from pop-ups to fully automated facilities – and everything in between.

Yet manufacturing is often change-averse. So how do you move beyond the hype that surrounds the fourth industrial revolution? What are the real use cases, and how do you apply them to your business? How do you find the right blend of people and technology moving forward? And what does embracing the fourth industrial revolution really mean in the context of a post-COVID world?

Join Meet the Boss and Verizon’s Brian Butte and Marin Male to discover how to unlock the potential of the fourth industrial revolution, and what it could mean for your business.

Discussion Topics

What are the challenges of embracing the fourth industrial revolution at your organisation? How do you move beyond the hype?
Where do you see the most interesting use cases? What opportunities are you exploring?
How can emerging technologies in the manufacturing space help you reimagine your business and operations to meet a rapidly changing, post-COVID19 world?

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Brian Butte Principal Cslt Prof Services, Verizon
Brian is a Principal Consultant and holds a BS in Computer Engineering with a focus on… Find out more
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Martin Male Verizon’s Business Development Partner for Professional Services for the UK&I, Verizon
Martin has over 25 years’ experience in business transformation across the private and public sectors, specialising… Find out more

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