Industry 4.0: How to Revolutionize your Business

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We have witnessed the power of mechanization in the early nineteen century, automation in the seventies, information and the internet in the last decades.  But now, the adaptation of connected intelligence into the business and social fabrics is advancing at an astonishing speed, which will completely change the way we conduct business.

In this course, we will discuss changes/predictions we forsee in the future, such as:

  • The credit card business will fade out gradually
  • All currency will be bitcoin
  • Whereas traditional internet gives rise to digital divide, the mobile internet will narrow the wealth gap
  • Most e-business models will become obsolete, leaving customer to factory (C2F)
  • No more talents to hide except partners
  • Mobile phones will be outdated and replaced by augmented virtual reality (AVR)
  • Big corporates will transform to big platforms
  • The birth of real Internet economics
  • The death of global m...

We have witnessed the power of mechanization in the early nineteen century, automation in the seventies, information and the internet in the last decades.  But now, the adaptation of connected intelligence into the business and social fabrics is advancing at an astonishing speed, which will completely change the way we conduct business.

In this course, we will discuss changes/predictions we forsee in the future, such as:

  • The credit card business will fade out gradually
  • All currency will be bitcoin
  • Whereas traditional internet gives rise to digital divide, the mobile internet will narrow the wealth gap
  • Most e-business models will become obsolete, leaving customer to factory (C2F)
  • No more talents to hide except partners
  • Mobile phones will be outdated and replaced by augmented virtual reality (AVR)
  • Big corporates will transform to big platforms
  • The birth of real Internet economics
  • The death of global manufacturing to networked and dispersed manufacturing

This course will explain how these changes will be brought about by the extensive use of digital intelligence, which will be available on mobile, internet, and pervasive computing as homes, offices and factories become a well knitted cyber-physical system.

Enabling tools such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems are introduced. Automation, intelligence and collaborations are also discussed with particular reference to smart manufacturing, smart products/services and smart cities, and their opportunities and challenges.

This is not a technical course; instead part of the focus is on organizational readiness, skills gaps and competencies for knowledge workers to fully leverage the power of Industry 4.0. 

Suitable for learners from all disciplines and interested in the mega changes to our society.

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1 year, 3 months ago
Very relevant course content that gives a good picture of Industry 4.0 as it is emerging now and what it could be like in the future. I recommend this course to anyone working in an industrial or managerial position. The main instructor (Professor Eric Tsui) and other instructors have extensive knowledge on the topic and present the information in a way that is easy to grasp. He, along with other instructors and interviewees have worked in industry and are well qualified in their fields.
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1 year, 6 months ago
The course was well balanced and very well documented with case studies. The videos explaining the material were very comprhensive and enlightening. One gets a good understanding of the actual status of industry 4.0 which is in the developing stage where standards are not finally set. The opportunities and the pitfalls are clearly presented. Thanks to the lecturing team.
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1 year, 6 months ago
This is a well structured course that brings together many (technical) developments under a single umbrella of Industry 4.0. Relevant case studies are used to illustrate the importance of Industry 4.0. The content is practical and can be applied in many different organisations and industries.
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1 year, 6 months ago
It's an open eyener course with great insights by a variety of very interesting people from different Universities and the private sector. Very much recommended.
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1 year, 6 months ago
I've to say it's the best course I've ever taken in this industrial revolution field. This course is well structured contains various interesting and novel aspects, teaches me a lot about the situation of Industry development nowadays. 4.0 is a challenge, and also an opportunity. This course gives me the overall view on industry 4.0, the history, the industrial revolution and its possible future, and makes me think a lot about a technical future and industrial world.
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1 year, 6 months ago
Very interesting and complete course, good structure that will help you a lot to see positive things from the future. Profesor Eric Tsui will guide you.
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1 year, 6 months ago
The course is well structured and has a good level of understanding even for someone with no professional experience in engineering management. Interesting contents in terms of business process management of I 4.0, great speakers invited from different countries and great insights about the I 4.0 and the new challenges of the coming industry. It would be interesting having more information regarding the regulations of the I 4.0, interviews with the policy makers communities worldwide coping with issues of the I 4.0. Congrats to HKPolyU Team!!!
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1 year, 6 months ago
This MOOC course have provided me an introduction and an awareness regarding the relevance of the main issues of the Industry 4.0 together with the implications in the business world. I am not an expert on the main technologies it relies on (big data, cloud computing, IOT, additive manufacturing...) but the course have outlined the opportunities regarding logistics and user experience data collection that will be of enormous importance in the future on my field of expertise. It has also highlighted the importance of training and continous learning and the more than possible industrial organizations changes that we will face in the near future. Moreover Professor Eric Tsui and the different collaborators, especially professor Norbert Gronau and professor Jay Lee, are experts of well-known prestige that expose in a clear way the course topics. Consequently I highly recommend this course to identify the risks and oportunities that ... This MOOC course have provided me an introduction and an awareness regarding the relevance of the main issues of the Industry 4.0 together with the implications in the business world. I am not an expert on the main technologies it relies on (big data, cloud computing, IOT, additive manufacturing...) but the course have outlined the opportunities regarding logistics and user experience data collection that will be of enormous importance in the future on my field of expertise. It has also highlighted the importance of training and continous learning and the more than possible industrial organizations changes that we will face in the near future. Moreover Professor Eric Tsui and the different collaborators, especially professor Norbert Gronau and professor Jay Lee, are experts of well-known prestige that expose in a clear way the course topics. Consequently I highly recommend this course to identify the risks and oportunities that the Industry 4.0 will bring and especially the new possible data analysis advantages
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