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Preparing the Australian Army for a Fourth Industrial Revolution - Lieutenant Colonel Scott Holmes

Thursday, 16 May 2019
Event Location
R1 Theaterette Russell Offices, Canberra

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a period of transformational change. Army’s organisational design and combat forces are dominated by technologies and structures created by the last military transformation. To be ‘ready now and future ready’, the Australian Army must understand the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and develop mechanisms to change by design. This presentation will describe the Fourth Industrial Revolution through its drivers, exploring patterns of technological change in society. Currently, the digital and physical worlds are merging, changing the way we manufacture, communicate and work in a globalised society. In time, advances in nanotechnologies and biotechnologies will lead to a digital-physical and biological fusion, blurring boundaries that define present societal norms.