Researchers active in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology management domains, innovators, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders, representing diverse types of companies and industries are invited to the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Technology and Entrepreneurship “Leading Digital Transformation in Business and Society” on 24–27th of August.
In4act team is taking a lead of Track 4. Digital Transformation in Industry. The objective of this track is to explore the management and policy challenges – and adaptive capacity-building strategies – associated with Industry 4.0 for individual business organizations, regional economic and innovation ecosystems, and systems of regulation, governance and sustainability. It is desired, but not necessary, that such explorations focus on the transition from recuperation in the context of the COVID-19 crisis to a “new normal”.
Track co-chairs: Prof. dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Damaskopoulos, Kaunas University of Technology, In4act ERA Chair Holder; Assoc. prof. dr. Kęstutis Duoba, Kaunas University of Technology; Prof. dr. Mantas Vilkas, Kaunas University of Technology, In4act researcher.
Track assoc. co-chairs: Dr. Morteza Ghobakhloo, Kaunas University of Technology, In4act researcher; Gediminas Marcinkevičius, Kaunas University of Technology; Dr. Manuel Eduardo Morales, Kaunas University of Technology, In4act researcher; Dr. Anna Sadowska, Kaunas University of Technology, In4act researcher; Dr. Peiman Alipour Sarvari, Kaunas University of Technology, In4act researcher; Vaiva Stanisauskaite, University of Vaasa, Finland; Dr. Alessandro Stefanini, Kaunas University of Technology, In4act researcher.
The track hereby invites contributions on the following areas (not exclusive):
| The decomposition/re-composition of production and the changing value composition of Global Value Chains. Emphasis: the changing calculus of opportunities and threats of specific business profiles and value propositions.
| AI, the cloud, big data, algorithmic models, and the Internet of Everything. Emphasis: the functions and uses of predictive analytics; “smart factories”; implications for different business activities such as knowledge management, marketing and human resources.
| Platform economy business models. Emphasis: technological, organizational, and strategic management challenges; business model (re)design; skills development; challenges concerning security and protection of know-how; risks of loss of control, reduced independence, flexibility and adaptability, performance measurement methodologies.
| The changing economic geography and its implications for regional economic ecosystems. Emphasis: the dynamics of concentration of economic capacities few economic centers and the implications for management in regional business ecosystems (e.g., clusters etc.).
| Comparative readiness for Industry 4.0: assessment and measurement methodologies. Emphasis: how countries and regions across the EU and internationally respond to the management and policy challenges of Industry 4.0 and their strategies to leverage production as a national capability.
| The future of work: Industry 4.0 skillsets. Emphasis: skillset requirements of Industry 4.0; comparative vulnerability of skills and occupational profiles to obsolescence due to Industry 4.0 and automation; design of work processes and workplaces, skills and training needs at firm level; human resources management.
2021 IEEE International Conference on Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICTE) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners all over the world to share their unique knowledge and experience on leading digital transformation in business and society.