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Steve Pierce, Deputy MD and Chief HR Officer, Hitachi Europe Steve Pierce describes how the workplace of the future, and the skills required in it, will be affected and transformed by digitisation. Podcast Listen to this interview or download the podcast.   Interview transcript Read the transcript of Steve Pierce’s interview on how the workplace of the future, and the skills required in it, will be transformed by digital technology. Social Innovation Our world faces...

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has slowly been implemented into various factories over the past few years. With its cornerstone promise of connectivity, it seeks to enhance operations across a range of workplaces and industries. These include IT, administration, hospitality, media, healthcare and utilities. But it is in manufacturing that it is making perhaps its biggest impact. The IDC has forecast that global technology spending on IoT will reach $1.2 trillion in 2022. Within that,...

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The factories of today are not what they used to be. Rewind 50 years and the process of manufacturing was much slower and more labour-intensive than it is now. Automation consisted of basic hydraulic and pneumatic systems. And the far greater input of humans into the construction of cars, household appliances and other factory-built products made the production line a slower-moving creature. Today, however, the majority of the manufacturing process, particularly in large industrial factories,...

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