Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, technological advances brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) had already disrupted the world of work. New sets of skills and competencies were in demand; jobs were lost, created, and reprofiled; and new pathways for commercial activities were unveiled. While the use of 4IR technologies have accelerated the creation of new opportunities (especially through remote working), the risk of job displacement for low-skilled workers, and routine and manual labor has also increased. Skills gaps continue to be high as in-demand skills across jobs change in the next five years. Lack of digital skills has become the key barrier for digital transformation for many sectors.
During this partner event, the Asian Development Bank will gather their developing member countries and partners to share their digital transformation initiatives and frameworks that are driving the 4IR in Asia.
Discover the full event agenda here.
Wednesday 12 October 11:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session (London Rooms)
Regional Director, Samsung Electronics
Director Human and Social Development Division Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
Chief of Education Sector Group, Asian Development Bank
Director, Human and Social Development Division (SAHS) South Asia Department, ADB
Principal Education Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry-Competitiveness and Innovation Group (DTI-CIG)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, International Centre for Industrial Transformation (INCIT)
Senior General Manager – Industry and academic partnerships, Sustainable development, Global Strategy, Schneider Electric