Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.org – Your Future Starts Here!

Hi. My name is Donna Eiby. I am on the left of this photograph playing with my friend of 20 plus years and business partner in multiple successful business adventures, Wendy Knobel.

I am the creator of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.org (known as 4IR.org). I didn’t come up with the term ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ . These people (quite big deals, actually) did: The World Economic Forum (WEC).  Here is a great article from them which explains it all. I urge you to have a read; it’s such a good explanation.

Here’s a key extract from that article written by Klaus Schwab Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum:

‘We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.’

Big words. And when I first read them, I must admit they made me nervous. What does this sort of change mean to me, my family, my community, my country, the world? These are big questions. And the 4IR.org has been established to assist with providing some answers to some of the great questions posed by the dramatic impact of the 4IR.

So, who are we and what can we do to help answer these questions?

Institute for the Future

In 2011, the Institute for the Future, a world-renowned think tank and futurists hub, published a report entitled: Future Work Skills 2020. Without a shadow of a doubt this was a groundbreaking report (just google it to see how many thousands of times it has been referenced in the past 5 years). It could even be said that it influenced the WEC as they reference it regularly.

The Report defined 6 drivers of change that will influence the future of work and the 10 skills necessary to actively and fully participate in the workplace of the future.

The 10 skills are:

  1. SenseMaking
  2. Social Intelligence
  3. Novel & Adaptive Thinking
  4. Cross-Cultural Competency
  5. Computational Thinking
  6. New Media Literacy
  7. Transdisciplinarity
  8. Design Mindset
  9. Cognitive Load Management
  10. Virtual Collaboration

Any of these terms familiar? Do you have these skills?

4IR.org Master Classes

If you don’t, that’s where the 4IR.org comes in. We are a digital platform hosting a program of specifically designed Master Classes from the world’s leading experts, researchers and practitioners in these 10 skills. Accessed via state-of-the-art training video eLearning platform Velpic these 30 short training videos have been designed to give you a strong grasp on the theory and practice of these critical skills.

We launch in March 2017. Sign up for our newsletter (in the footer below) or contact us here to be kept informed of the program and content.

Let the countdown begin!!!