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The 4th Industrial Revolution Leadership Seminar in Eswatini

The 4th Industrial Revolution Leadership Seminar was a success after being hosted for two days at the Royal Swazi Spa Valley Resort in Eswatini.

The Industrial Revolution Leadership seminar is the brainchild of ‘I CAN Leadership Co. Africa’, which was founded by its President, Dr David Molapo.

The seminar was held under the theme, ‘together shape a future that works for all by putting people first, empowering them and constantly reminding ourselves that all of these new technologies are first and foremost tools made by people for people’.

Speaking at the opening of the two-day event recently, Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini expressed appreciation over being given an opportunity as a country to host proficient speakers who would share invaluable knowledge.

“This is an exciting yet challenging time not only for Eswatini but the world. The fourth industrial revolution marked by unparalleled technological advancement is bringing to the fore a lot of positives for human development and, in extension, opening up a plethora of options and opportunities for the future economic and social development of all nations,” he said.

Dlamini noted that this was a time when most businesses were revolving to be entirely technology driven and where data is king, allowing executives and managers to make smarter and faster choices than ever before.

“It is a time when business models are fast changing from simply selling products and services to creating relationships with customers by personalizing these products and services to suit individual consumers, a time when an on-time service is no longer an option but a requirement to stay in business,

The Prime Minister of Eswatini Ambrose Dlamini with 4IR speakers and partners at the seminar.

However, such technological innovation and creativity bring with it some ethical and moral concerns. It also brings anxiety about the future and security of jobs as several studies have indicated that millions of careers will be redundant by the year 2030 because of the advancing technology brought by, among others, artificial intelligence, robotics, drones and automation,” added Dlamini.

He further said that the 4th industrial revolution needed leaders that would promptly identify the trends that may disrupt their business models and processes, who will work in haste to exploit opportunities provided by emerging technologies to increase productivity and growth while not falling victim to lack of strategic planning in a highly paced environment of ever-changing technology. More of his speech can be seen on this link: Day 1

The seminar also ended on a great note and words can not explain how informative the seminar was, do watch the highlights on this link and don’t forget to subscribe with us on both our site and youtube channel: Day 2



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