Daniel Koffler / Emerging Technology, Rio Tinto

The Realities of Innovation in Heavy Industry
How mega corps use, acquire, destroy and are destroyed by innovation.

Join Dan as he explores trends in Industry 4.0 such as cyber-physical systems, explains the common mental models most large enterprises use when developing their innovation programs and how they evaluate innovation partners. He will then delve into several real world examples of how the digitization of industrial processes gets messy when the real world gets involved. Despite the challenges posed by typhoons, Ebola, magnetic fields that fry electronics and extending wireless networks kilometers underground, there is immense opportunity for those brave enough to pursue it.