THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRY 4.0 ON ACADEMIA, INDUSTRY, AND SOCIETY
October 9, 2020, 11:00-15:00 EDT
This Industry 4.0 Roundtable Webinar represents a pathfinding exercise for developing a technical roadmap and will help to lay the foundation for a transdisciplinary academic and industry research program and a proactive community conversation. Long term success would enable a robust, accessible, and sustainable smart research, development, and manufacturing capability. Key experts from industry and academia will highlight high impact research topics, opportunities, and targets for success. This transdisciplinary approach will enable consideration of critical perspectives; reach initial consensus on a set of drivers, needs, and success metrics; and identify paths to develop faculty with relevant expertise and the next generation of students prepared for engaging and thrive in this dynamic frontier.
KEY QUESTIONS PANEL WILL FOCUS ON:
- What is AI’s potential impact on Industry 4.0, e.g., hands-on versus remote research, development, and manufacturing?
- What is Industry 4.0’s potential impact on society, e.g., ethical implications, accessibility, and sustainability?
- How can academia, i.e., K-12 and universities, prepare talent for Industry 4.0 careers?
- What specific university nanotechnology related research needs does this drive, e.g., what scientific/technological challenges and barriers must be addressed to enable a robust and ubiquitous Industry 4.0?
- What strategic Industry 4.0 resource requirements and gaps can universities address?
Interested active participants may register for this online roundtable webinar here, and all attendees are expected to participate. The program touches on three perspectives, i.e., industry, academia, and society. Each presentation will include a brief overview of the speaker’s Industry 4.0 perspective and a summary of key messages that respond to one or more of the questions listed above. During the ‘Question and Comment’ period that follows each presentation, active participants are encouraged to forward questions to the moderator, who will screen and queue them for the presenter’s response. Additionally, active participants also are encouraged to share their key topic related messages and recommendations and may submit a one-page PowerPoint slide, prior to the event, for consideration during the final Roundtable conversation, along with questions that warrant a broader conversation. The meeting will conclude with a moderated plenary discussion to develop consensus on the top themes for the spring 2021 conference and roadmap topics.
AGENDA: FRIDAY OCTOBER 9
Sherine Obare, Ph.D., (BIO)
Dean JSNN, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The Impact of Industry 4.0 on Academia, Industry, and Society:
Introduction and the Industry Landscape
Tina Brower-Thomas, Ph.D., (BIO) Executive Director, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility, Howard University and Education Director, NSF Science and Technology Center for Integrated Quantum Materials (Participants: Harvard University, Howard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Museum of Science, Boston)
AI Solutions for Industry 4.0
Jayant Kalagnanam, Ph.D., (BIO) IBM Director, Enabling IoT & AI Technologies, Distinguished Research Staff Member
Industry 4.0: A view from chip to cloud
Dr. John Goodenough, (BIO) VP Research Collaboration, ARM Inc
Digital Twins and Preparing Talent for Industry 4.0 Careers
Dr. Todd Younkin, (BIO) President and CEO, Semiconductor Research Corporation
Pausing to reconsider the reduction of human intervention: Is it too late?
Rosalyn W. Berne, (BIO) Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Society, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Virginia
Virtual Reality for Nanotechnology Training:
Preparing the Next Generation for Industry 4.0
Paul Weber, Ph.D., (BIO) Associate Professor, Physics Department, Utah Valley University
Department of Nanoscience,
The Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering (JSNN)