Implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution for SET, industry, society, and education #4IRsciZA

11-13 September 2018

There are now powerful technologies that can make life easier and enable human achievements previously (and currently) thought to be impossible. Fundamental changes are anticipated to everything – industries, economies, jobs, transport, skills and education, to name but a few. The negative implications are however substantial – from job losses as a result of demand for high level skills, to the need for reams of new legislation and necessary changes to education and training.

To adapt to this changing world, and make good use of its opportunities, people from all walks of life and all sectors of society and economies need to collaborate and devise comprehensive – and shared – approaches. Scientists and engineers are crucial in the world of 4IR. Research is more critical than ever. Governments cannot on their own effect the necessary changes.

South Africa seems underprepared for the 4IR. It is not taking sufficient advantage of 4IR opportunities for establishing businesses and industries, despite its strong scientific base and innovative people. It also already suffers from a severe backlog in terms of its school education system and high level skills.

VIDEOS FROM THE EVENT


Public Sector Science, Technology and Innovation in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Garth Williams Research Specialist: Intelligence, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)

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Developments in Regional Cyberinfrastructure and Research Data - Opportunities for Data Innovations

Part 2 Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa - University of Botswana

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Developments in Regional Cyberinfrastructure and Research Data - Opportunities for Data Innovations

Part 2 Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa - University of Botswana

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Cyber Security and the local threat environment

Part 1 Prof Elmarie Bierman - Cyber Security Institute

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Cyber Security and the local threat environment

Part 2 Prof Elmarie Bierman - Cyber Security Institute

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Fourth industrial revolution and the city

Part 1 Prof Babu Sena Paul - University of Johannesburg

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Fourth industrial revolution and the city

Part 2 Prof Babu Sena Paul - University of Johannesburg

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Implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution for Industry

Dr Nimrod Zalk - Department of Trade and Industry the dti

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ICT Technologies Behind the 4th Industrial Revolution: Challenges & Opportunities

Part 1 Dr Fisseha Mekuria - CSIR Meraka ICT Institute

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ICT Technologies Behind the 4th Industrial Revolution: Challenges & Opportunities

Part 2 Dr Fisseha Mekuria - CSIR Meraka ICT Institute

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4th IR Implications for Innovation and Technology

Ms Nontombi Marule - Director: Innovation and Technology Policy, Department of Trade and Industry

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Is this the 4IR or the first Digital Revolution?

Prof Mike Bruton – Author of What a Great Idea

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Importance of innovation for the youth

Mr Parthy Chetty Executive Director: Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

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PRESENTATIONS FROM THE EVENT


Public Sector Science, Technology and Innovation in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Garth Williams Research Specialist: Intelligence, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)

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Developments in Regional Cyberinfrastructure and Research Data - Opportunities for Data Innovations

Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa, University of Botswana

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Cyber Security Landscape: 2018 and Beyond

Prof Elmarie Bierman, Director, Cyber Security Institute

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Fourth industrial revolution and the city

Prof Babu Sena Paul Director:Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Johannesburg (UJ)

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Opportunities for Improving Health Care in SA

Ms Taonga Chilalika Senior Program Associate, Advocacy and Public Policy, PATH

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Implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution for Industry

Dr Nimrod Zalk Department of Trade and Industry (dti)

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ICT Technologies Behind the 4th Industrial Revolution: Challenges & Opportunities

Dr Fisseha Mekuria Chief Research Scientist, Meraka Institute, CSIR

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THE IMPLICATIONS OF 4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Ms Nontombi Marule - Director: Innovation and Technology Policy, Department of Trade and Industry

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Is this the 4IR or the first Digital Revolution?

Prof Mike Bruton author of What a Great Idea!

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Where do we start with innovation?

Mr Parthy Chetty Executive Director: Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

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