How to prepare workers for Digital Transformation in the 4IR: Experiences from Europe

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The Digital transformation, caused by the Industrial Internet of things and often named the Fourth
Industrial Revolution will change workplaces and business processes. Workers and enterprises
have to prepare themselves for meeting new challenges but also new opportunities. Additionally,
new qualifications are needed. Experimental research shows that immersive work environments
are very suitable to train workers for new requirements. This talk will explain the changes in the
workplace and introduce a lab-oriented training approach which holds some promises for the
smooth preparation of workers for the age of digital processes.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 18 Feb 2019
  • Time: 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC+02:00) Pretoria
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  • Lynnwood Rd
  • Hatfield
  • Pretoria, Gauteng
  • South Africa 0002
  • Building: Engineering I Building
  • Room Number: Exhibition Center
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  • Starts 01 February 2019 10:00 AM
  • Ends 18 February 2019 11:59 PM
  • All times are (UTC+02:00) Pretoria
  • No Admission Charge


Norbert Gronau Norbert Gronau


How to prepare workers for Digital Transformation in the 4IR: Experiences from Europe


Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Gronau (born 1964) studied engineering and business
administration at Berlin University of Technology, Germany. He got his Ph.D. in 1994
and finished then his habilitation thesis in industrial information systems. Since 2004
he holds the Chair of Business Informatics, Processes and Systems at the University
of Potsdam, Germany. His main research activities concentrate on the areas of knowledge
management and process management in private and public organizations. Together with the firm
Potsdam Consulting Advisory, Prof. Gronau has supported a variety of small and large companies
as well as public organizations by advising them. Prof. Gronau is editor of the scientific journals
Industrie 4.0 Management, ERP Management and Factory Software and author of many research
papers and author of books on enterprise systems, knowledge management and business process
management. He directs the Research and Application Center Industry 4.0, the first lab of its kind
in Germany.