Opportunities & Challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution with Future of Work

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citizenM Glasgow Hotel

60 Renfrew St · Glasgow

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CitizenM is a 5 minute walk from Buchanan Bus Station and 10 minute walk from both Glasgow Central & Queen Street Train Stations. Parking at Cambridge Street Car Park is only 2 minute walk from CitizenM.

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The aim of this event is to explore how business and academics can work together to address the challenges raised by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and deliver benefit from the opportunities that will arise.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4Id) is set to transform society and how businesses are organised and innovate by using a range of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, digital fabrication technologies and data analytics.

The economic benefit is predicted to be huge, but challenges of this transformation include:

i) the agility of business to adapt
ii) meeting customers' evolving expectations
iii) skills needed by the future workforce

To address these challenges, new forms of collaboration are required, with this event an opportunity for businesses, academics, policy makers and others interested in the future of work to start exploring ways of working together.

You will hear from a range of speakers, including SMEs, large corporates, entrepreneurial and employment academics, as they give their views and experience on the identified challenges and how to adapt to them. Speakers currently confirmed include:

Neil Campbell: Managing Director, CCRS Brokers
Scott Hurrell: Senior Lecturer, Human Resource Management/Organisational Behaviour, University of Glasgow
Chris Warhurst: Director, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick
Sarah Graham: iCL Consultant, Integrated Environmental Solutions Limited

Throughout the event there will be be plenty of chances to network with those in attendance and discuss potential opportunities to work together on areas around 4Id and the future of work.

As always we will close with rapid fire pitches. If you have a burning idea, concept, or a novel project you're working on and would be open to the possibility of collaboration, please get in-touch with Mike Gray at [masked] to book your 3-minute pitch slot.


The Gaitherin brings together Scotland's most innovative academic and business minds for regular networking events. At the Gaitherin we aim to find synergies between business and research, and look for areas where we can collaborate. Everyone is welcome, there's no limitation on areas of expertise.

Attendance is free, with complementary food and drink to enjoy.