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When 5G Meets Industry 4.0

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Article  Summary:

The combination of 5G with AI, IoT and edge computing promises to take industrial automation, smart grids and telemedicine to a whole new level and impact the competitiveness of companies, cities, and countries.   

If pundits are right 5G will create global economic value across industries of $13.2 trillion by 2035 and usher in a veritable sea change. But as large organizations are discovering, getting there won’t necessarily be smooth sailing.


About the author

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.