Digital Technology Adoption and Role of Research in College in the era of Fourth industrial Revolution (E/SI)

May 4, 2020 | 09:30 - 10:30

Location: 513 ABC
Track: Driving Innovation

The Fourth Industrial Revolution with its stream of technologies, is impacting each sector, company, product and service differently. The digital transformation provides Canadian companies with their best chance to stay competitive and relevant in the years to come. The bottom line for these companies is that digital technology adoption isn’t optional, and the transformation can’t wait. Canadian companies’ future competitiveness and growth prospects are inextricably linked to their ability to seize the opportunities created by the rapidly evolving digital economy. Colleges are in a very unique position to provide this support as their focus on the “applied” and “industrial” side of research. Lambton College has collaborated with more than 70 companies in the last 4 years to support their digital technology adoption projects. The presenter will discuss the critical role of colleges in supporting industries to adopt digital technologies while training new highly qualified people.

Session Speakers

Donna Church

Academic Innovation Counsel

Lambton College

Mehdi Sheikhzadeh

Executive Dean, Research & Innovation

Lambton College

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