9TH WIEF GLOBAL DISCOURSE ON 4IR: Seizing Possibilities For The Future

30 October 2019

9.30 AM - 12.45 PM

University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Today, we stand on the brink of a technological revolution that changes how we work, live, learn, relate to one another and even what it means to be human.

While the Third Industrial Revolution predicated upon digital information technologies, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a hybrid of digital, physic and biological worlds that challenge existing business models, institutions and assumptions about the way the world works. It is being built upon the new and innovative technologies like artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), additive manufacturing, among others.

With the new technologies that this fast-paced revolution creates, people and organisations need to learn how to take advantage of these new opportunities and thrive. New jobs will be created and new skills is imperative to support 4IR in order to address some of our most pressing 21st century challenges, including health, education, energy, economic inclusion and the environment.

The 9th WIEF Global Discourse will identify the important social, economic, political and environmental trends that will shape the 4IR. This Global Discourse will also facilitate networking, information exchange and sharing of viewpoints between academicians, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and experts in related fields, bringing about solutions to current and future challenges.

9.30 AM Arrival of Guests & Registration
9.30 AM Welcoming Remarks by:

  • Salahuddin K. Khan, Executive Chairman, SEACO Foundation
  • The Hon. Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman, WIEF Foundation
10.15 AM 4IR: Seizing Possibilities For The Future
12.00 PM Question and Answer Session
Closing Remarks: Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka, Dhaka Bangladesh
12.45 PM Lunch and Informal Networking
End of 9th WIEF Global Discourse



  • The Organisers reserve the right to alter the content and timing of the programme in the best interest of the Conference and is not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.
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