New Industry 4.0 report says  ‘call to action’ needed for Australian manufacturers

A new report containing research by Siemens, PwC, Swinburne University and the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has been released, identifying the ways Australian manufacturers can transform to seize the opportunities presented by the global Industry 4.0 movement.

Why AI won’t be taking your job

A very normal reaction to new technologies and work, is to think that the latest machines are going to ‘take my job’. While technology has typically created more jobs than it has destroyed, people still think things are ‘different’ this time around. There is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) will be a transformative force…

The vital role of leadership in business transformation

Forum member Adam Salzer OAM reports on the readiness of boards and especially Chairs of companies to truly transform their businesses. The Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association (AusTTA) has conducted extensive research into what are the Best Practices at Board level that are required to lead a complex organisation fundamental Transformation. Data gathering included surveys…

Australia Post and Alibaba aid businesses entering China markets

Australian and Chinese business groups have joined with Sydney entrepreneurial space Haymarket HQ (HHQ) to help businesses sell into Chinese consumer markets. HHQ, a co-working space for entrepreneurs exporting to Asia, has teamed up with Australia Post, Alibaba Cloud and the Australia-China Council for its China Canvas Challenge. The challenge involves a seven week online…