Transforming engineers into Industry 4.0 Engineering Leaders in the Energy Sector
Transforming engineers into Industry 4.0 Engineering Leaders in the Energy Sector Today, all companies must become technology companies to survive. The proliferation of data and the opportunities available in harnessing it requires corporate management to make rapid quantitative decisions. Consequently, engineers must increasingly be brought to the decision-making table to successfully deploy new ideas. This new era where products and services constantly generate data and companies capture its value alongside technologies such as AI, digital twins, additive manufacturing, and augmented reality forms the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Energy companies must hire or produce Industry 4.0 engineering manager leaders, if they are to modernize their engineering workforce and compete for the best talent. C. Fred Higgs III, Ph.D. Director, Master of Engineering Management & Leadership (MEML) program Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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Play video Financing a Just Transition to Sustainable Energy
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Play video How to Take Carbon Management to the Next Level?
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Play video Energy Transition: Going Fast or Going Slow?
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Play video Oil Investment: Is the peak behind or ahead of us?
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