EC speakers: Peter Cochrane “Industry 4.0 & Sustainability” | Executive Forum 2020

EC speakers: Peter Cochrane “Industry 4.0 & Sustainability” | Executive Forum 2020

During the Executive Forum 2020 conference, one of the Special Guests was Peter Cochrane – Professor at University College London, a technology and business consulting guru for governments and organizations around the world. The presentation was entitled: “Revolution 4.0 as a key to sustainable development”.

The author of the speech has repeatedly stressed that there is no such thing as waste there are only misused resources. Excessive consumption means that we use one and a half times more resources than the planet can provide. Being aware that natural resources are limited, and any improvement and increase in efficiency do not neutralize the negative impact of factories on the environment, only slowing it down, appropriate actions should be taken. Peter Cochrane proved that Revolution 4.0 has all the tools to prevent negative effects of excessive consumption and, as a result, huge waste. A good example of development in this direction is the comparison of an internal combustion engine and a new electric motor. The production of the first one is complicated and requires many components, and its impact on the environment is negative. In response to the need to reduce emissions, an electric motor was created much simpler in design, it can be printed with a 3D printer and is zero emission (as long as the current for its operation comes from renewable energy). There are many more examples and visions of the future in the Special Guest’s speech, with particular emphasis on IoT and cooperation between people and robots.

Last Updated on March 23, 2021 by Karolina Ampulska

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