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The Fourth Industrial Revolution the Changes, the Trends and the Implications
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) signals the combination of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. It is marked by evolving technology advances in a number of fields, including robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), fifth-generation wireless technologies (5G), additive manufacturing/3D printing and fully autonomous vehicles. Simultaneously, governments will gain new insights into technological powers which can be used to improve service delivery. With this in mind, MILE hosted a 4IR Management Seminar for senior official at eThekwini Municipality on 5 September 2018 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. 

EThekwini Municipal Academy Chief Learning Officer, Dr Mpilo Ngubane officially welcomed officials to the Seminar, emphasising that the workforce is facing a technological revolution.

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres,” said Dr Ngubane. 
Dr Ngubane mentioned the opportunities available within 4IR and how the workforce will need to enhance skills in keeping with critical thinking and innovation. 

Mr Nisaar Mahomed, Sector Manager at the Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal presented on 4IR: Implications and Opportunities highlighting that 4IR is combination of technologies that have been in existence for some time. He also mentioned that organisations need to look within and keep up with technological trends.

"Sometimes the vision and the mission of an organisation must change, along with the changing world. Most great ideas come from within the organisation," Nisaar Mahomed. 

Durban University of Technology, Dr Collin Thakur discussed 4IR in the African context and this was followed by a showcase of practical elements by Aurelia Albert, CEO of Innovate Durban and Steve Gray from The Maker Space.  Gray demonstrated drone technology and how a 3D printer works. 

Officials left the Management Seminar empowered to venture into 4IR technology for the advancement of local government service delivery. 

Download Presentations below:

 4IR Presentations-5 Sept 2018-

Nisaar Mahomed.pdf

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