Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Technology
President and CEO
We are competing in a disrupted world! Industry experts will explore the extent that the pandemic has had on accelerating digitisation, the changes to working practices and how manufacturers can attract the most talented technology professionals.
Europe’s economy was looking shaky, even before the pandemic. Now, the continent is adjusting to ever more uncertainty. What can policymakers and businesses do to protect production, supply chains, workers and consumers?
As digitalisation grows at this vast rate, it is important to explore the financial impact of digital investments, both now and in future. It is important to understand the outlook for 2021 and beyond and to embrace a future-proof strategy.
Manufacturing has for centuries been quick to embrace innovation, while adapting its workforces and business models to new technologies. From advanced robotics to artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to augmented reality, the sector continues to digitise in a bid for efficiency, cost effectiveness and consumer impact.
With sharp disruptions to supply and demand during the global lockdown, the industry is emerging more resilient and even more focused on a digital future. What is less clear is how the pandemic will impact the human side of businesses, in terms of maintaining jobs, implementing new safety and hygiene measures, and upskilling workers amid increasing automation.