Society 4.0 Forum: Industry, social systems, workers and citizens in the digital revolution

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 09:30 to 17:00
AGSE202 Lecture Theatre
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn VIC

What is the digital economy? What does it mean for your organisation? What is your role in driving change for good?

Contemporary organisations and citizens are embroiled in the early stages of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a disruption characterised by mass data digitisation linked with machine learning, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics and work automation.

Presented by the Social Innovation Research Institute and Swinburne Research, in association with Family Life Ltd (Australia), Analysis & Policy Observatory, SAP and Pro Bono, this forum will scrutinise some of the key issues associated with Society 4.0, including:

Impacts on work, workforce and workplaces

Digitisation of services, highlighting government, human/community services and potential for new types of business and service approaches

Technology in future service design, to improve user experience and worker wellbeing

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 technologies can power-up and support change, providing grassroots evidence of transformation and indicators of promising new practice. Attendees will leave feeling inspired and knowledgeable about what to do.

A two day event, the Society 4.0 forum will cover:

Day 1: Leaders and Worked Examples – Issues and Solutions

Day 2: Research Symposium