Industry 4.0 Academy CEO makes a convincing case for mastering the fundamentals of disruptive technologies
Kuala Lumpur, 6 November 2017 — The inaugural LexTech Conference 2017 (#LexTech17) was held this past weekend on the 4th and 5th of November at the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) in Cyberjaya. Organised by CanLaw and Brickfields Asia College (BAC), #LexTech17 brought together legal tech innovators and practitioners from across Southeast Asia for an edifying discussion on relevant issues in legal tech today and how lawyers can equip themselves to take on the future of law now. Forward-thinking lawyers, innovative leaders of established law firms and founders of up-and-coming legal tech start-ups made up the dynamic crowd of approximately 170 individuals who attended the two-day event.
Speaking at the conference, CEO of Industry 4.0 Academy Shibu Vadaketh gave an overview of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), highlighting how the acceleration of game-changing innovations and the fast pace of disruption will radically change the way people live, work and relate to each other. Identifying greater global interconnections and rapid urbanisation in emerging markets as some of the fundamental forces of disruption today, he stressed that Industry 4.0 has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life globally, but cautioned that disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data and blockchain could also have legal and regulatory implications. Subsequently, Shibu shared some guiding principles on how to navigate Industry 4.0 and how professionals can embrace technological changes through Industry 4.0 Academy’s impactful courses.
The breakout session on Industry 4.0 was attended by 50 individuals, who provided positive feedback on the session as well as the Industry 4.0 Academy. “The session by Shibu was informative and engaging, and in fact, I am pleasantly surprised to know that the Industry 4.0 Academy enlists only industry players to teach its courses,” a participant opined.
Founded in August 2017, the Industry 4.0 Academy is an organisation formed in collaboration with BAC, with a mission to educate C-suite executives and professionals on Industry 4.0 technologies, enabling them to stay relevant, evolve and grow in a rapidly ch