Industry 4.0 and its impact on the workforce
Thursday 28 March 2019, 4pm – 6pm
Lower Hutt Events Centre, Laings Road, Lower Hutt,
Industry 4.0 is characterised by the introduction of digital technologies to the manufacturing environment with the goal of improving efficiency, reducing product development time, helping with product stewardship and most importantly connecting to clients and consumers.
The unique opportunity for Lower Hutt and the Wellington region is that we have strengths in both manufacturing and digital technologies, and this series will put the leaders of both sectors in the same room to identify and act on the opportunities that exist. In addition to the Industry 4.0 insights, it’s also an opportunity to network with your peers in the manufacturing sector.
Following on from Sessions One and Two which provided an overview of Industry 4.0 and sustainability and traceability, this session will focus on real NZ examples of companies using digital technologies to increase productivity and mitigate Health and Safety issues.
Speakers will include:
- Barbara Webster is R & D Manager with Scott Automation. This Dunedin-based company is a world leader in designing production systems using robotics and she will focus on the work they have done with the meat processing sector to improve health and safety in that sector.
- Lauren Foster is a partner at Deloitte, specialising in helping organisations and their workforce adapt to change and disruption. She will provide an overview of the current and future disruptions and provide some insights on how that disruption can be managed successfully.
Businesses are welcome to send up to 3 people per company and an earlybird discount is available. This event will be followed by networking and refreshments.