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Beyond the technological breakthroughs that Industrie 4.0 continues to offer, its far-reaching impact on both the social and political domains cannot be ignored. Industrie 4.0 will transform the way we live, work and relate to each other. Emerging forms of cooperation such as crowdsourcing and flexible work practices will change the traditional organisation of work. Governments will have to be increasingly involved in taking the lead to drive change and adopt new approaches to public engagement and policymaking, bearing in mind the accompanied consequences of Industrie 4.0. Hence, it is important to understand the impact that Industrie 4.0 brings and be prepared for these future changes.

 

Through sharing from experienced academics and government personnel on Industrie 4.0’s impact on society and politics, we hope to shed light on how various stakeholders can better prepare themselves to cope with the impending disruption and understand how current labour policies are framed in Singapore to help the local workforce deal with the transition.

 

Details of the Speaker Series’ Session
Date:     23 August 2017, Wednesday
Time:     3:30pm – 5:30pm (Refreshments will be served)
Venue:   SIT@SP Building (510 Dover Road #05-01 Singapore 139660)
Fee:       Complimentary

Registration is now closed.

3:30pm             Registration

3:45pm             Opening Address by the Singapore German Embassy & German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

4:00pm             “Societal and Political Impacts of Industrie 4.0″
Dr. Uli Meyer, Research Group Leader
Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS)
Technical University of Munich (TUM)                          

4:30pm             “New Demands for a Digital Literacy Network in Singapore to Meet Industry 4.0”
Mr. Gilbert Tan
Chief Executive Officer
Employment and Employability Institute (e2i)

5:00pm             Tea & Networking Session

5:30pm             End of Session

 

“Societal and Political Impacts of Industrie 4.0”   

 

Dr. Uli Meyer
Research Group Leader
Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS)
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

 

Turning the vision of Industrie 4.0 into reality poses challenges on many levels. The changes will not only be technical and economical, but also political and social. This session is intended to analyse the relation between the digital transformation and these different contexts and discuss possible pathways to an Industrie 4.0 and its successful implementation. How can the opportunities a fourth industrial revolution offers be realized and utilized? How are recent developments actually different compared to automation and digitization which already took place during the last decades? How can developments be shaped and in which way should these be shaped? We will look at the intricate interplay between political actors, industry, science and media. What could and should the roles of these different societal groups be?

 

“New Demands for a Digital Literacy Network in Singapore to Meet Industry 4.0”

 

Mr. Gilbert Tan
Chief Executive Officer
Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) 

 

The workforce is the heart in Singapore’s journey into digitisation of the manufacturing industries. Henceforth having a ready pool of skilled talents are critical for companies to successfully reach Industry 4.0. Where are our workers and companies today? How ready is our workforce able to evolve and be digitally ready with the changing landscape. This session will share on the learning frameworks to help our workforce adopt digital literacy and be future-ready.

 

 

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