Manufacturers are rallying to drive the Industry 4.0 vision forward with high expectations on the benefits that disruptive technologies - digital connectivity, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing - will bring to their factory floors.
As industrial production undergoes a rapid and profound transformation and traditional business and operating models and value chains are being replaced by new ones, how are forward looking manufacturers adapting, striving and leveraging new opportunities in a competitive, technologically-driven marketplace? How much progress has been made in Industry 4.0 implementation and what steps are manufacturers taking to scale up initiatives and achieve sustainable progress in digital transformation? In this rapidly evolving landscape, what is required in terms of innovation, skills, date security, organisational change and corporate vision to make progress in the digital journey?
The Financial Times - in partnership with Autodesk - will bring together senior business leaders and policy makers for the fourth of a series of high-level events on technological disruption in manufacturing. The briefing will shed light on how industrial companies are benefiting from Industry 4.0, scaling up their digitalisation processes and effectively using the combination and convergence of disruptive technologies to create efficiencies and capture value. We will take stock of what is working, what is not and explore how Industry 4.0 is evolving and where opportunities lie when integrating digital and production