The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Why Information Developers Should Care

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Ray Gallon, The Transformation Society

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Major industries, backed by government initiatives, are promoting what has variously been called Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet, or — most appropriately— the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Many technological innovations have claimed that they will “change everything.” This one really will. Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for a presentation by Ray Gallon, co-founder of The Transformation Society, a research and consulting company focusing on the challenges of adaptation of organizations and leaders to digital transformation. In this webinar, we will examine why, and explore ideas of how, information developers can plan for, respond to, and take an important role in this revolution. We call this set of ideas Information 4.0. Attendees will learn: –What makes Industry 4.0 truly revolutionary? –Characteristics of Information 4.0 –About volatile contexts and volatile information –Why documents are obsolete –What we know (and don’t know) about governance in Information 4.0 ABOUT RAY GALLON Ray has over 40 years as a professional communicator, first as an award-winning radio producer and journalist, then in the technical content industries. His management experience includes a stint as program manager of WNYC-FM, New York City’s public radio station. Ray has always been interested in the meeting point between technology and culture, and has used his broad experience to advantage with companies such as IBM, General Electric HealthCare, Alcatel, 3M, and the OECD, as well as in smaller companies and startup enterprises. Ray is a university lecturer and a speaker at events throughout the world. He has contributed articles and chapters to many books and periodicals and is the editor of the recently published "Language of Technical Communication." (XML Press).
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