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1. What is Digitalization?

Guest: Professor Johan Stahre, Chalmers.​

Digitalization tells “how you should use a new technology in order to be more productive, safer, and more creative”.

In this episode, Professor Johan Stahre tells us what digitalization is, and how it is leveraging manufacturing companies’ capabilities to be more productive and more innovative. Johan also tells what the division of production systems at Chalmers is doing in order to build the engineering competences needed for the fourth industrial revolution. Johan also explained what digitalized factories are capable to do. We zoomed in on the 5G network as standard to convey key information. The talk concluded with a mention on the role of the SMEs in the fourth industrial revolution.

Podcast Episode 1

Read more about:

  • Johan Stahre, Professor of Production Systems at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science in Chalmers 
  • Digital Maturity Model issued by the consultancy Deloitte
  • Innovation in Sweden
  • A digital factory as envisaged in the project 5GEM (5G-Enabling Manufacturing) lead by Chalmers

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2019. Modified: Wed 23 Jan 2019