For digital-savvy companies, the first wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is already history. This first wave of the 4IR taught many companies the value of anticipating disruptive change and using this disruption to create new market models and new ways of working. With roughly 10-12 years of digital transformation under our belts, we can’t dismiss this change as a temporary state, and there’s no returning to a prior condition of “normal business” as we’ve known it. Read on to discover five important lessons learned in the first wave of the 4IR.
The speed at which the second wave of the 4IR is enveloping global business is staggering in its scope and breadth. With such myriad forces at work, it is a challenge for any business to pinpoint those transformative elements that will exact the most impact over the coming years. Read on to learn the top five imperatives that progressive companies simply cannot afford to ignore.