What is the digital economy? What does it mean for your organisation? How can we avoid ‘more of the same’ as we reshape systems and work as the 4th Industrial Revolution happens?
The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Industry 4.0 – is already upon us. Industry 4.0 means disruption to how we do society and work due to potential of mass data digitisation linked with machine learning, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics and automation. It’s effects are happening now and going to intensity. Can we work together to ensure new systems for governance, management and impacts on work, that drive good equality, rather than a past drive focusing on efficiency that hasn’t always been good for citizens, workers and industry.
Presented by the Social Innovation Research Institute and Swinburne Research, in association with Family Life Ltd (Australia), Analysis & Policy Observatory and Pro Bono, this forum will scrutinise some of the key issues associated with Society 4.0, including:
- How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service data
- How can we build social and alternative values into systems design
- How can community, human services, industry and government partner to use the potential of data analytics, for good.
- What do we need to do to ensure the digital economy is good for work, workforce and workplaces
The Forum will draw on worked examples rather than conjecture and give attendees the opportunity to engage with national and international leaders who are currently implementing and using digitising technologies.
We will provide positive cases as well as timely lessons about how organisations can check that they are ready for Industry 4.0 and that they drive change that provides positive change for clients and staff, and has positive impacts on the future of the economy and public services. We can make the next era of work and society good, but we need to think and starting working on it, now.
A two day event, the Society 4.0 forum will cover:
- Day 1: Leaders and Worked Examples – Issues and Solutions
- Day 2: Research Symposium
Who should attend?
You should attend this if you are:
- A CEO, senior manager or innovation leader in government, community, social, humanitarian or business sector
- A leading, thought-leading, innovative practitioner
- An applied researcher keen to hear about practical leadership and examples
To highlight what is really happening in Society 4.0 and what organisations, leaders and managers need to do, now. This includes:
- The timescale
- Implications for Australian work, jobs, skills profiles, how to keep workers up-to-date, flexible and employable
- Implications for workplace wellbeing
- Implications for using data, designing governance for using data and designing systems, for Australian public services, community sector and business
- How to avoid negative effects on social equality and social inclusion
- Driving effort towards social good – instilling public, social and alternative values into technologies, systems and governance
- What are the limits and promise of social data analytics