15. The So-Called 4th Industrial Revolution Has Nothing To Do With Industries

May 2, 2018


In this session Martijn Aslander, Technology Philosopher & International Speaker at Permanent Beta, will talk about his passion: the impact of the Network- and Information Age on the nearby future of work and organisations.

A lot of people talk about the 4th Industrial Revolution, but to him, this so called revolution has NOTHING to do with industries.

The rapid evolvement of interconnected people, ideas and information leads to a fundamentally different way of approaching and solving problems worldwide.

A lot of businesses (and governments) exist, because of friction in markets that can be capitalised.

And the dynamics of the market game itself are changing. This is all being caused by technology.

Most of the boards that Martijn speaks to tend to think that tech is part of IT. But it is the other way around - IT is in actual fact part of tech.

And the typical modern organisation is not very good at addressing or dealing with this issue. Martijn will elaborate on this in his talk.

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About the author

Business Agility Coach | Abundance Thinker | Helping Mid-Market Companies Evolve by Using the Kanban Methodology
- As trained Industrial Engineer with close on 25 years' experience as IT Professional and Business Executive in the mid-market IT industry, Mathias Tölken loves to share his experiences and expertise with others.

    • Thank you Hendré,
      Martijn has got quite a unique perspective on why we as IT Leaders are actually ideally positioned to take our companies into the future, but also how we need to make changes in our own thinking.
      I would, however like to know what points got you thinking?

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