Leadership in the Age of Digital Transformation (Industry 4.0) with Dr. Rafiq Ahmad
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Leadership in the Age of Digital Transformation with Dr. Rafiq Ahmad

Dr. Rafiq Ahmad believes that smart manufacturing and production systems based on data, sensors, automation, green technologies, and AI are key to the innovation and sustainability of future industries and society.

In this episode of TEC Canada's The Leadership Standard podcast, host Gair Maxwell and Dr. Rafiq Ahmad discuss digital transformation and the challenges and opportunities that it presents.

Tune in below and discover how emerging digital tools can help your organization stay competitive and profitable—and how you as a business owner, executive, or manager can benefit the most from the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

By tuning in, listeners and viewers can expect to discover:

4:00 What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? What does "Industry 4.0" mean?

21:43 How to invest in Industry 4.0 technology

22:55 The origins of Dr. Rafiq Ahmad's passion for improving the world

24:45 The role of additive manufacturing in the fight against COVID-19

33:40 Dr. Rafiq Ahmad's leading research in the Laboratory of Intelligent Manufacturing, Design and Automation (LIMDA) at the University of Alberta

40:40 The potential role of Industry 4.0 as the ‘Buy local’ mindset continues to rise with consumers

52:00 Dr. Rafiq Ahmad's advice for aspiring mechanical engineers 

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