Welcome to a new era, an era that thrives on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning and and real-time data. When computers were introduced in Industry 3.0, it was disruptive thanks to the addition of an entirely new technology.
Now, and into the future as Industry 4.0 unfolds, computers are connected and communicate with one another to ultimately make decisions without human involvement. A combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Systems make Industry 4.0 possible and the smart factory a reality.
As a result of the support of smart machines that keep getting smarter as they get access to more data, our factories will become more efficient and productive and less wasteful. Ultimately, it’s the network of these machines that are digitally connected with one another and create and share information that results in the true power of Industry 4.0.
“Why wait for the future when you can create it,” is motto Honeywell goes by. Honeywell has been innovating for over 100 years, and now they are innovating what is next. What is next? You may ask, through the cutting edge implementation and tech by Honeywell, Industry 4.0 in Kenya will morph into utilising pillars such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and data analytics, augmented reality (a virtual representation of the real world), cybersecurity, collaborative robots, additive manufacturing, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and finally, 5G networks.
Additionally, another major shift is also going to take place, one in the boardroom. According to a recent report by McKinsey & Company, the role of CIO will become increasingly important. Now is the time for CIO’s to cultivate and apply their knowledge. How you may ask? By registering for the upcoming CIO Africa Industry 4.0 Forum. The forum will deliver actionable insights on how CIO’s can fine-tune their abilities to make an impact in the era of Industry 4.0.
Register for the event here.