Shaping the Future of Production
The world of production can be defined as the full chain of activities to source, make, deliver, consume, and reintegrate products and services, from the origination of inputs, product design, manufacturing, and distribution to consumer use and return or reuse. The technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution, such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, advanced robotics, 3D printing, wearables, etc. will transform manufacturing and production systems with unprecedented speed and scope, impacting business models, economic growth, employment, and sustainability. Industrial players across the production value chain, as well as policymakers, regulators, civil society, and expert communities, must work together to build truly innovative and sustainable production systems that benefit everyone. ‘Shaping the Future of Production in Russia’ is an initiative that will bring together national public and private stakeholders to collaboratively address existing challenges and identify new opportunities for Russia’s future industrial development. At the core of the discussion will be the question: how can the transformation of production systems, from R&D to the consumer, drive innovation, sustainability, and employment in Russia?
Philipp Roesler , Member of the Managing Board, Head of Regional and Government Engagement, World Economic Forum