The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)... the next big thing right? There is so much discussion on what it is and how it will be the next driver for business, society and government. How if you're a "developing" country you can capitalise on this to "leapfrog" and if you're a "developed" country you need to carry on lest you be left behind in the global race of dominance. It's become an over used term, describing anything about technology (the what) - but it's much more. There are the business models (the how) that use these technologies like platform economics and the experience economy. Why is this happening now? Could it me be a move to a world beyond capitalism, one that loves more and is more human?
In Africa and other developing countries, is this even a reality where two of the key technology dependencies: electricity and connectivity are neither widespread or affordable? Where the majority are still doing agriculture by hand (2nd industrial age) and even more advanced economies only now adopting digitisation- that means you haven't even transitioned into the 3rd Industrial age!
What is 4IR really about? How can you think beyond these paradigms to consider what comes after the 4IR - an Age of Humanness. This keynote explores these very important ideas and will explain much of the new operating system in business and society today.