Industry 4.0 … You mean Life 4.0?
Time & Location
Thursday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 4
Feature session - hosted by CPI
Dr. Alex Cole Head of Strategic Marketing - CPI
About this Session
The term Industry 4.0 has been in circulation for many years now, usually associated with manufacturing this session aims to explore the latest and greatest ideas, yes in manufacturing but other areas too: laboratory, office and life!
According to Wikipedia “The Fourth Industrial Revolution, 4IR, or Industry 4.0, conceptualizes rapid change to technology, industries, and societal patterns and processes in the 21st century due to increasing interconnectivity and smart automation.”
So, what does this mean? What are the technologies behind driving the industrial revolution and how is it already and continuing to impact our working and daily lives? What is the human impact on moving towards increased cyber physical systems? Are we ready? We have an hour to explore!
Alex gained a PhD in solid state physics from the University of Leeds in 2004, he worked in photovoltaics research followed by photonics based medtech before joining CPI in 2017. Working within the Strategic Marketing team within the remit of printable electronics for smart supply chains and smart pharmaceutical packaging. He recently led an initiative to understand the capability requirements for a centre of excellence in smart pharma packaging. He is currently leading the CPI Strategic Marketing Smart Packaging Initiative and is keen to help support the development and scale up of innovations that will improve supply chains, reduce wastage and improve patient outcomes.