The world is changing

The impact of industry 4.0

According to the World Economic Forum, in five years, over one-third of skills that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. Innovations such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, genetic editing and more are no longer science fiction but near future.

Companies need to anticipate and embrace this technological and digital (r)evolution. But most of all, talent needs to be prepared today in order to tackle the innovations of tomorrow. 

Chief Digital & Innovation Officer - Port of Antwerp

Erwin Verstraelen

From autonomous vehicles to digital assistants and self-healing materials, the lines between the biological, physical and digital spheres are being blurred before our eyes. Change is happening at an exponential speed and the emergence of cyber-physical systems shows us that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is already underway.

Yet according to Erwin Verstraelen, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer at the Port of Antwerp and CIO of the year 2018, many people and companies are unprepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Are you?

Minister of Digital Agenda

Philippe De Backer

The technologies driving Industry 4.0 have already started to change the way we live, work and interact with each other. Robotics, infotech, biotech, and nanotech are fundamentally reshaping the way that we live. According to Philippe De Backer, Minister of Digital Agenda, the fact that Industry 4.0 will be driven by technology means that up to two-thirds of people will have to be retrained and reshaped in the next ten to fifteen years.

How can individuals, companies and even governments thrive and prosper in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Serial Entrepreneur & Investor

Jurgen Ingels

Technology allows us to change reality as we know it. We can alter genes and create super humans, we can produce new molecules in order to make new materials and we can even squeeze time. It’s no longer science-fiction. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here and, according to Jurgen Ingels, Serial Entrepreneur & Investor, this is how companies and individuals should tackle it.

Are you ready to prosper in this new reality?

VP Operations & IT - Melexis

Veerle Lozie

Amid a slew of acronyms such as IoT and AI, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges presented by Industry 4.0. But according to Veerle Lozie, VP Operations and IT at Melexis, there’s no need to worry. “The opportunities will be huge for everyone”. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will have an overwhelmingly positive impact on people’s lives.

Are you ready to thrive in Industry 4.0?

Founder - Exellys

Raf Seymus

Industry 4.0 is ushering in a new era of exponential change, rapid disruption and regulatory challenges on a scale never seen before. But Raf Seymus, Founder of Exellys, believes that the future for businesses is extremely bright: “While many jobs will be automated out of existence, many more new jobs will be created,” he predicts.

Raf Seymus explained what companies must do to create radical digital sustainability, helping them to benefit from rapid technological innovation in the world of tomorrow.

We nurture talent towards excellence

Core competencies for future-fit digital leaders

Finding qualified tech talent will become the main challenge of companies preparing for industry 4.0. But aside from knowledge, hard skills and technological expertise, the right mindset to be able to keep innovating is key.

As future-fit digital leaders, our consultants have to be prepared for future challenges. Innovation, co-creating and flexibility are competencies close to our hearts, as well as:

  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Communicating effectively
  • Drive results
  • Change agility 
  • Tech savviness
  • Nimble learning
  • Being resilient
  • Cultivating innovation
  • Managing ambiguity
  • Customer focus
  • Openness & transparency

Do you believe in the potential of tech talent?

The Exellys Academy

Traditional education cannot keep up with the speed of change

Industry 4.0 is coming at a fast pace. Our current education system is not prepared for training the tech talent that is needed to drive the innovations of tomorrow. Classical jobs are disappearing and new challenges are arising, but education is stuck in between.

Exellys bridges this gap. We are enriching tech talent by combining hands-on training, self-development, deep learning tracks and practical experience through internships, graduate programs and career accelerators for (young) professionals. This way, fast learning and practice are integrated to shape qualified and dedicated future-fit digital leaders.

A steep learning curve

Working in industry 4.0

Constantly sharpening your skills has never been more important. That's why we are already training our consultants to be ready for the jobs of the future.

Through hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions and deep dive technical tracks we'll make sure that our Exellysts are ready for whatever industry 4.0 might throw at them.

Are you, as a tech specialist, striving for excellence in your career and are you ready to make an impact? Then we should talk.

Go for gold. Be excellent.

Contact us or apply wherever you are

Penny Van Puymbroeck