The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Presented by Prof. dr. Ben van Lier, Centric at the Internet of Things Event, which takes place on Jun 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
As an individual, organization and society we undergo a technological revolution. Our postmodern society is increasingly based on people, organizations and objects that are linked in networks. These networks allow us to make new interconnections and exchange and share information between random people, organizations and objects, regardless of time and space. Also the worldwide industry cannot escape from these developments. As a consequence of this, terms like industrial internet, advanced manufacturing, smart industries and cyber-physical systems become more usual. This fourth industrial revolution as the World Economic Forum appoints this development, forms a new challenge for companies and organizations and also a necessity to reinvent their (production) processes. Living, housing, working, producing and creating in networks requires a fundamental change in the perspectives with which we live, organize and produce.
About Prof. dr. Ben van Lier
Professor Dr. Ben van Lier is Director Strategy & Innovation at Centric, a Dutch ICT company with offices in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Romania. In this capacity, he focuses on researching and analyzing developments in the interface between organizations and technology. Alongside his work at Centric, in 2009 he obtained his PhD from the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University), for which he conducted research into the development of hybridization of human with technology, interoperability of information and network centric thinking. In 2013, he was appointed Professor at Steinbeis University Berlin, a role he performs alongside his work at Centric and his ongoing research into areas such as systems and complexity theory, interoperability of information and the network centric approach and related concepts as for instance network centric warfare high frequency trading and blockchain/distributed computing. In 2015 he was also appointed Professor at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. In which role he will do research into the emerging (Industrial) Internet of Things.
Centric offers Software Solutions, IT Outsourcing, Business Process Outsourcing and Staffing Services. We enable our customers to focus on their core businesses with our technological solutions, administrative services and more than 5,000 qualified professionals in Europe. The combination of our thorough IT knowledge and our years of experience with specific industry processes, distinguishes us from traditional IT suppliers and administrative suppliers. Centric believes in the power of innovation as a boost for sustainable growth. By connecting with professionals, partners and customers, we deliver innovative, pragmatic solutions and services that support the responsible growth of our company and enhance stability for customers and employees.
About Internet of Things Event
The 7th edition of the Internet of Things Event will take place on June 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Renowned international specialists will gather to discuss the topics in focus: Data Centers | 5G | Cloud | Security | Big Data | Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
Who should attend? Professional endusers | Service providers | Retail | Hardware manufacturers | open source professionals | software manufacturers (OS, applications, embedded software, open data, data visualization) | telecom operators | system integrators | service providers | operators | ISP’s | designers | venture capital | financial industry | design companies | IP | legal and regulation professionals | educational institutions