Date: 25 April 2019
Venue: Boğaziçi University
Co-Opinion has introduced a new series called Co-Sessions through which the basics of Industry 4.0 are to be debated under the guidance of two experts from professional and academic circles. Three major topics of this series have been defined as Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities. The role of Big Data in Industry 4.0 is not about the extent of data you have but what you can do with it. With Big Data, it is possible to reduce costs and time, develop new products, optimize offerings and make smart decisions. In this process, IoTs and Big Data are closely related because the tools of the latter are useful as long as devices of the former generate a continuous flow of information. In addition to Big Data and IoT, smart city concept is the final topic of the Co-Sessions. The goal of this session is to understand the ways through which the quality of living for all city-dwellers can be enhanced via smart technology that is used in urban services like transportation and utilities. In short, the overarching aim of Co-Sessions is to provide a fruitful environment for the democratization of the novelties of Industry 4.0 with the participation and deliberation of all shareholders.
The fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0 has been made possible through a combination of cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things and Internet of Systems. Industry 4.0 takes the achievements of the third revolution like computers and automation, and it improves them with autonomous and smart mechanisms fed by data and machine learning. The fourth revolution also generates new technologies that bring biological, physical and digital dimensions together and are likely to affect all disciplines, industries and economies. The novelties of Industry 4.0 can have a great impact on our lives by enhancing the productivity of businesses, getting more people closer to the web and reorganizing our relationship with the nature by which we may reverse all the harms done to our world by the previous industrial revolutions.
10.00 – Registration
10.30 – Session I: Big Data: The World in Your Pocket
12.00 – Lunch
13.00 – Session II: A Connected Future: Internet of Things
14.30 – Coffee Break
15.00 – Session III: Smart Cities: By Humans, For Humans