Industry Revolution 4.0 Impact on Policy Formulation
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Pundits and observers have made a variety of predictions about the future of Industry 4.0. For sure the “future of work” will see jobs disappear and new opportunities appear. Are your policy makers equipped to develop far-sighted policies needed to overcome the economic changes? Join us in a learning circle to explore the Singapore case study and apply learning for your country.
in an article “Industry 4.0 Opportunities and Threats for Government,” Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, rightly summarized “Like the revolutions that preceded it, the Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world.”
The combination of “cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing,” promises unprecedented industrial and manufacturing productivity. This is known as “Industry 4.0” or “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
What is the role of government and policy makers in the era of digital transformation and are they equipped to lead the change?
An example of Industry 4.0 as cited in Wikepedia states “machines which can predict failures and trigger maintenance processes autonomously or self-organized logistics which react to unexpected changes in production. “
Published articles have suggested IR4.0 may have beneficial effects for emerging economies such as India. However, developing a road map is a key.
The digital disruption facing policy makers can be categorized as digital infrastructure, education, regulation and governance. In this learning circle we do a deep dive into several Singapore government policies for the Education sector in leading the transition to 4.0. We then contextualize how such policies can be evolved and implemented in emerging economies.
To research Singapore Government role in Upskilling, Digital Workplaces and Lifelong Learning
To contextualize the policies & initiatives within your own system and frameworks
To identify your challenges, opportunities, stakeholders, etc.
To apply learning in the design and development of schemes, components, KPIs, etc.
To identify learning solutions and quick wins
Wikipedia > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industry_4.0
Klaus Schwab - Founder of the World Economic Forum > https://www.weforum.org/agenda/authors/klaus-schwab
Source: FreeBalance International Steering Committee : 2018 United States > https://freebalance.com/government-digital-transformation/industry-4-0-opportunities-and-threats-for-government/
Singapore’s advanced manufacturing avatar “Industry 4.0” > https://www.edb.gov.sg/en/news-and-resources/insights/manufacturing/singapores-advanced-manufacturing-avatar--industry-4-0.html
Only 25 countries well-positioned to benefit from Indstry 4.0 > https://www.opengovasia.com/only-25-countries-well-positioned-to-benefit-from-industry-4-0-according-to-new-world-economic-forum-report/
Topics and agenda
1. A Warm WelcomeDigital On boarding | 15 Minutes
Welcome on board and lets do a bit of practice
To achieve a sense of comfort in our digital environment
2. Setting the ContextReaching our Why | 30 Minutes
3. Redefining EducationWorkshop |
Re-Defining Education In New Age Of Digital And Automation To Meet Workforce Changes through Career fairs for opportunities in key sectors and Building skills for the digital workplace
To contextualize the importance of pro-active training and upskilling
4. Being Future ReadyWorkshop |
Shaping A Future-Ready Public Administration through Training And Upskilling In New Areas, Role of Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) and Job matching; place and train programmes
To become future-ready for the digital transformation
5. Lifelong LearningWorkshop |
Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG) And Meeting Work Changes Brought On By Industrial Revolution 4 through Coordination with educational institutions to build a system of life-long learning
To contextualize the importance of lifelong learning where skills today emerge as quickly as others become obsolete
6. Architecting Learning OrganizationsDIY | 30 Minutes
Practical session to create collaborative and flexible learning environment
To initiate and sustain organisation development
7. Solution-ingDIY | 30 Minutes
Research a portfolio of ready to deploy solutions
To initiate and sustain workforce transformation
8. Review & ReflectionGiving Feedback | 20 Minutes
9. Continued LearningResearch & Reflection | 45 Minutes
More context and content on the covered topics
To continue the learning journey
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