Creating the 4IR Workplace of the Future | EEF

Creating the 4IR Workplace of the Future

In partnership with Oracle

The manufacturing sector is on the cusp of the 4th industrial revolution (4IR), that will change the products, processes and supply chains involved in every aspect of the industry.

By linking physical networks with cyber networks as one system to allow real time information flow, insights will be discovered and acted upon quickly, boosting the value added to the customer. This will allow greater coordination with supply chains, tracking of assets and integrated business production.

But beyond technology, there are precise steps manufacturers must take to ensure any move towards 4IR is a success. To date, many still struggle to understand how to get started and risk paying a very high price in inefficiency, reduced productivity and declining competitiveness.

EEF in partnership with Oracle, is organising a free Round Table event to explore the many facets of 4IR and give businesses practical action steps to get started and drive real action.  


Get Inspired

  • Discover from Oracle what technologies showcase a smart, connected factory
  • Visit the EEF’s state-of-the-art technology hub for a tour of robotics and automation in action with the next generation of manufacturers
  • Know the key principles to adopt 4IR in your business, including security and skills, to drive productivity

Get Informed

  • Hear from EEF’s experts as they dive deeply into the challenges, benefits and complexity 4IR brings to Manufacturing
  • Learn from Jonathan Lee Recruitment the key technical, social and cultural skills needed in the workplace of the future
  • Get the latest insights and leadership perspectives into the challenges surrounding the implementation of 4IR

Get Connected

  • Find out about the resources, services and support EEF can give its members around 4IR, including the new online Problem Solving Network
  • Leverage on the power of EEF’s network to solve problems and seize opportunities


Who should attend?

You will get the most value out of this event if you are…  

  • Creating a strategy focussing on implementing new digital technologies for business growth, productivity, operations and HR
  • Getting started on your 4IR journey and feel daunted by the complexity, cost and risks involved
  • struggling to drive a 4IR programme to modernise your manufacturing processes



Chris Richards, Head of Business Environment Policy, EEF
Vikram Singla, Strategy and Marketing Director, Oracle
David Woakes, Group Business Development Manager, Jonathan Lee Recruitment  Dave-Woakes




14:30 Tour of the facility


Refreshments and convene in seminar room

The Next Big Things – AI, Machine Learning, Chatbots, IoT and Blockchain, a showcase of technologies


Manufacturing and the 4th Industrial Revolution

Chris Richards, Head of Business Environment Policy, EEF

15:30 Adopting 4IR Technologies


4IR and Business Transformation



4IR and the Workplace of the Future

David Woakes, Group Business Development Manager, Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Richard Heaton, Automation & Robotics Division, Jonathan Lee Recruitment

16:45 Q&A
17:00 Close

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