From Product to Platform: The New Manufacturing Frontier

From Product to Platform: The New Manufacturing Frontier

Date: 21 June 2022   |  Venue: TWIMS Campus, Kloof   |   Price: R4000 ex VAT

Digital transformation represents a break from the past and presents a high level of impact and complexity. - Pearl Zhu

The value of your phone is derived from the platforms it connects you to not the hardware itself. The rapid expansion of IoT and Industrial IoT is accelerating the shift of value from product to platform locally and globally. What are the implications of this shift and what are the emerging technologies enabling it?

Prof. Justin Barnes aims to explore and apply a range of strategic tools to interrogate and engage with new business models that are emerging in response to a range of “Industry 4.0” disruptors, including:

  •  Big Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Nano-technology based materials
  • The meta-verse
  • IoT

We invite you to join this masterclass and answer the question "does our digital transformation strategy adequately prepare us for a product to platform shift?"

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