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Developing The Right Skills For Industry 4.0 At The Manufacturing Management Show

Neil Lewin, Learning and Development Consultant at Festo Training and Consulting, is a keynote speaker at the Manufacturing Management Show on 22nd November at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

During his keynote ‘Developing the right skills for Industry 4.0’ Neil will pose some of the skills and management challenges that people will face during Industry 4.0. He will identify how the right training and leadership skills will help to meet those challenges and make the most of the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0.

Neil’s keynote covers:

  • The skills shortage and upskilling for the future.
  • Challenges when implementing change within an organisation.
  • The leadership skills required for change.
  • The importance of communication and employee engagement in the implementation of Industry 4.0.

Neil says, “We used to say that at least change was constant. Now it feels like even change itself is changing. The amount of activity, the frequency of projects and the requirement to adapt quickly is ever increasing. The nature of change is shifting with new technology and Industry 4.0 becoming a reality.

“This raises a lot of questions. What does Industry 4.0 bring in terms of skills and management? How will companies find the right people to work with Industry 4.0 technology? And what skills will be required to effectively implement such a new way of working? My keynote will address some of these important issues.”

Other high profile speakers at the conference include Trevor Stacey, Operations Director for Coca Cola European Partners and Jon Evans, Head of Operations at BAE Systems.

For more information about the Manufacturing Management Show go to: www.manufacturingmanagementshow.co.uk

Neil Lewin will also be hosting a webinar at 9am on Thursday 19th October to provide an introduction to Industry 4.0 and guidance for managers on implementing Industry 4.0. The webinar will look at how companies should change their business models and strategies to adapt.

Find out more and register for the Festo Implementing Industry 4.0 webinar.

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Festo and Industry 4.0
Festo AG is playing a major role in shaping Industry 4.0. As a strong global partner in factory and process automation for 300,000 customers worldwide and the world market leader in basic and advanced training, Festo has been researching how to enhance competitiveness through flexible production processes.

From the first meetings in Germany and the coining of the term, Festo has been at the forefront of Industry 4.0. Dr. Eberhard Veit, previously Chairman of Festo AG, is one of four industry representatives on the steering board for the German Federal Government’s high-tech strategy.

Festo is a founder member of the Labs Network Industry 4.0, an alliance between companies, associations, politics and academia. The network facilitates dialogue, outlines competencies and provides an experimentation platform for German companies on the threshold of Industry 4.0.

Today, Festo considers the different perspectives of Industry 4.0 from developments in technology, new production processes and the interaction between man and machinery and what this means in terms of training and development.

For Festo’s latest news go to www.festo.co.uk/gbpress

About Festo
Festo is a leading international supplier of automation technology with a turnover in 2016 of around €2.74 billion. Festo employs about 18,800 people worldwide and is a proven innovator and problem solver in the field of pneumatic and electrical automation where it has established itself as the performance leader. Festo offers over 30,000 pneumatic and electric products for factory and process automation technology which can be tailored to specific customer needs in a variety of modular programs.

Festo Industrial Automation’s innovative strength is demonstrated through the introduction of around 100 new products being launched every year. The company invests over 8% of its turnover in R&D resulting in over 2,600 patents held worldwide. For more information about the company’s products and services, please visit: www.festo.co.uk

Festo Training & Consulting specialises in the development of people, organisations and technology skills. Offering a range of open courses, structured development programmes and tailor-made, customer-specific projects, Festo trains over 42,000 delegates worldwide every year. More information on the training and consulting services can be found at: www.festo-didactic.co.uk