Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Johan Stahre, Manufacturing 4.0 Expert

Interview Of The Week: Joohan Stahre, Manufacturing 4.0 Expert

Who: Johan Stahre is the Chair Professor and Head of Division Production Systems, Department of Industrial and Materials Science at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology. He has lead many national and international projects on industrial digitalisation and automation as well as studies on the role of humans in future manufacturing systems.

Topic: The future of manufacturing

Quote: “The big challenge right now is for manufacturers to be part of the digital platform revolution. Companies need to use platform-based services and they must be visible on platforms for their business customers as well as for their suppliers. Five years from now if you are not visible do you really exist as a manufacturer?”

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Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.