A Smart Factory usually refers to a highly digitalised and connected environment where systems can use a constant stream of data from connected machinery and equipment to learn and adapt to new demands.
However, industrial automation is still commonly seen as a threat to existing manufacturing jobs no matter how exciting "Factories of Tomorrow" sounds. In reality, there is an emerging trend called the "Digital Talent Gap". According to MHI's Annual Industry Report, manufacturers are caught in a position where digital technologies are not implemented efficiently due to a lack of workers with the necessary skills to run them. It shows that the human element in the digitalisation journey is still essential, and there is a need to start investing in talent development to adopt i4.0 Technology.
Join us with our panel of speakers as they share more on how can the industry prepare for the Factories of Tomorrow by addressing the "Talent Gap" for manufacturing.
Industry: Advanced Manufacturing
The World Economic Forum estimates that 50% of the workforce needs reskilling in the next decade. This is a massive challenge, and it will happen on a global scale. Under the hood, many things are changing. Where in the past, education relied on a one-size-fits-all, study-once model, the future of education seems to be more personalised and continuous in nature.
In this panel discussion, we will therefore discuss how AI is changing the way we learn. We will look specifically at how reskilling can become a precision game, how models can infer skills of workers from information, how proximity between jobs can be calculated, and how policymakers, both corporate and global, aim to create value with this technology.
Businesses have radically transformed in the age of disruptive technologies. The trend is currently more visible and has been exacerbated due to the impact of COVID-19, which accelerates the adoption of artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics in the workplace, changing the workplace of the future dynamically. The new tech-enabled work environment for work from home has helped make businesses more resilient in the face of pandemic and other threats with the adoption of virtual private networks (VPNs), voice over internet protocols (VoIPs), virtual meetings, cloud technology, work collaboration tools and even facial recognition technologies. However, this has also raised challenges of information security, data privacy and timely technical support.
Changing workplace trends creates a need for the development of innovative large-scale upskilling, reskilling and redeployment initiatives. These trends make it imperative for governments, businesses, academic institutions and individuals to consider how to proactively shape a new, positive future of work, emphasising the need for large-scale, informed and collaborative action.
In this session, industry leaders from India and Singapore will discuss how Deep Tech is changing and impacting business models, as well as how the learning evolution among the current and future workforce and the magnitude of talent mobility across geographies are likely to influence the nature of work in the future.
As the world inches closer to a digital, innovation-driven economy, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other Deep Technologies will disrupt industries and, consequentially, the workforce. This is further emphasised during the Singapore Budget 2021 when Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat highlighted the importance of grooming leaders in Deep Tech areas as Singapore heads into a more technologically intensive and innovation-driven economy.
Join us virtually on International Women's Day as we celebrate the people and companies who #choosetochallenge perceptions and misconceptions, and lead by example in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). On this momentous day, we will be launching the SG Women in Tech Corporate Pledge Initiative and diving deep into discussion with leaders in the STEM field.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are inevitably transforming the world with countless possibilities and opportunities for all. Despite the growing demand for STEM roles, merely 30% of those in these industries are women. What can be done to encourage greater diversity, equality and inclusion for our daughters of tomorrow?
By choosing to include and diversify, businesses and the world will benefit from strengthened innovations and advancements in STEM, especially in the age of disruptive science and technologies. Hear from leaders how they #choosetochallenge the inequality in their industry and their visions for the future of science and tech.
Some said mentors are the secret weapons of successful startups. As a startup founder, you will likely have countless options for potential mentors. However, getting the right mentors and building a healthy relationship with mentors are common challenges.
Join us in celebrating SG Women in Tech’s first anniversary at our live webinar! Themed Action for Impact, the event will celebrate our progress over the past year, update on new collaborations among industry partners and present actionable initiatives that companies can adopt to grow our Women in Tech community.
In the wake of the pandemic, companies all over the world are revisiting their talent management strategies. It is even more critical for the startup ecosystem, which is always looking to optimise costs while creating substantial value. This session is designed to give insights into the talent and rewards trends that have emerged in the past few months – shedding light on both global and regional perspectives on managing talent creatively. Experts from AON and seasoned HR practitioners will also share their real-life experiences and reflections on how startups are looking to reshape their plans and goals, to build organisational resilience and drive value.
There are endless possibilities in the world of Deep Tech - the different domains allow for a vast number of opportunities for talent to pursue meaningful causes.
Deep Technology (Deep Tech) can solve significant societal problems in areas such as healthcare, urban mobility, sustainability and other issues. However, the research behind such technologies may take years before a discovery emerges.
Rejoining the IT workforce is a daunting task, especially with the constant innovation and updates in technologies. Despite their strong work experience and expertise before their career breaks, many parents re-entering the workforce frequently meet obstacles in finding jobs, juggling the work-life balance and diversifying and upgrading their skills.
Topics: Talent and Mentoring
In this time of global pandemic and disruption to everyday lives, science and technology play an essential role in ensuring the world continues running. Whether it is researching for a cure, managing supply chain disruptions, virtually connecting friends and families or working from home, people all over the world are coming up with innovative solutions.