Proactive Business Intelligence and Transformation,
SVP & Chief Digital Officer,
Back to the future: digital restoration
Over the years, the manufacturing industry has been adapting to the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and the implementation of emerging technologies, which most sectors have viewed as a disruption to their normal processes. With no clear end in sight of the ongoing global pandemic, we are seeing a shift to a ‘new era’ of digital restoration. Manufacturers are leveraging 4IR more than ever before in an effort to restore their business activities and overcome unprecedented challenges.
COVID-19 has forced the manufacturing sector to change at scale, from technology and trade, to skills, sustainability and global health. These market shifts are placing industrial companies at the forefront of exciting innovations – Smart homes, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, ‘circular’ manufacturing – which represent the future of our society and industry. Innovation, during times of struggle, remains the driving force behind the advancement of humanity and the acceleration of global good.