GLOBSEC Future: Navigating the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Danube Space, River Park Plaza
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, due to its unprecedented speed of system-wide transformation, requires quick understanding of the changing environment and continuous innovation. While receiving around half of the European public investment, the cities are true laboratories of innovation. Local authorities in partnership with businesses are seemingly far more agile and capable of coping with rapid pace and broad impact of the transformation than governments. Which of these best practices can ensure appropriate institutional adaptation to the ongoing modernisation on the national and international level? Where lies the contribution of “smart cities” to better seizing the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution? How does the EU plan to lead the way through the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Do we think strategically about investing into innovations, particularly with focus on industry 4.0, to enhance competitiveness while avoiding growing social inequality and environmental insecurity?
14:45:00 - 16:20:00