It is time to get excited about the start of this decade. Opportunities abound, I am a great believer in the concept of "Abundance" which means there is enough work around for everyone if you look for it. I have posted recently about the need for deeper conversations on social media and elsewhere. It is hard to be creative, deliver new content all the time, but it is about making connections between the old and the new and braking artificial or perceived walls. One of the reasons I am so passionate about "lean" thinking, is that the concepts can be applied everywhere, because it is about productivity. The new technologies, whether it be Artificial Intelligence, I.o.T. or anything under the banner of Industry 4.0, are all about productivity.
Change is happening at exponential rates. This has happening for some time. The world of manufacturing is moving quickly, and technology even quicker. We have AI and IOT influencing Industry 4.0 but the pace at which technology is changing, is way beyond that the adoption rate , particularly in certain industries.
I have been fortunate enough to attend a couple of events recently, one in Cambridge and one in Milton Keynes on the impact of digital technology , such as AI & I.o.T . Over and above the technological advances there was one recurring theme, that of acceptance.