IR4.0 - Are You Ready? Do You Know What It Is?

Shelagh Donnelly

Friday, July 19 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 20 | 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Digital disruption is the order of the day, in your home and your office – and that can be a good thing, but you need to understand how to make it work for you. Did you know that we’re in the midst of what’s known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, aka IR4.0? Predecessors in our career lived through earlier industrial revolutions, including the introduction of the typewriter in the late 1800s, and the installation of electric typewriters, dictaphone cassettes, and more in the late 1960s and 1970s. Now, it’s our turn. You’re likely more digitized than you think and, in this workshop, we’ll examine the drivers of these changes and their implications for the assistant’s career. Explore the ramifications for your career 5 and 10 years out; where will you add value?

Key Points You'll Learn:

  • Explore the ramifications for your career 5 and 10 years out; where will you add value?
  • Prepare to adapt, and identify learning resources to help you along the way
  • Familiarize yourself with the basics of Blockchain technology
  • Identify how to establish or maintain boundaries between your personal and business lives
  • Consider how inter-generational mentorships can benefit everyone; explore potential for tapping into (or being!) a Millennial digital mentor