Shanghai 28 June - 1 July 2017

Keynote 4: Industry & The Human Element


The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Date & Time

Friday, 30 Jun 2017

09:30 - 11:00


SNIEC Hall W3 Auditorium A


In the digital era, people and companies are changing the way they choose products and services, what they value, what they are willing to pay for, and how they relate to brands and companies. Information – not just data – is becoming the ‘new oil’, creating whole new industries and systems of value. 

At the same time manufacturing and logistics are undergoing revolutions that are reinventing how products are created and sold. And the first generations of ‘digital natives’ are entering the workplace with very different skills, needs and systems of value from previous ones. This has many ramifications for big business that many industries are still grappling with. 

Combining this with the spread of bots, AI, IoT and robotics, what will a company of the future look like?