November 2017



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Industry 4.0 is here and now

An impactful Convergence, Digitalisation & Transformation Knowledge Sharing Conference in Industry 4.0 With international and local experts in Industry 4.0 and human capital development, only a competent workforce with global marketplace outlook can succeed in this Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Traditionally, organizations which have great leaders are more able to anticipate emerging challenges, more inspiring in leading the organizational changes and more successful in translating strategies into realities. We are living in exponential times where intensifying changes occur at an exponential speed:
  1. The estimated 4 exabytes of unique information to be generated this year exceed the previous 5,000 years
  2. Fortune survey found that just 10% of well-planned talent management programmes will prepare the desired Future 4.0 Leaders.

While jobs are destroyed, there are instances of larger job creation. The answer needs to be the triumph of faith over hope and fear. How we respond now – the Line in the Sand – will baseline our future growth and successes.

The Internet of Things (IoT), a system of interrelated with computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects or people have unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

Mauritius 4.0 ecosystem, in the context of Indian Ocean Rim 4.0 (IOR 4.0), Africa 4.0 & World 4.0, must respond to the megatrends of futuristic digital transformation which are causing profound shifts across all industries. Accelerated effort is required, since most companies are estimated to be at Industry 2.5/3.0, to focus on bridging the gap, leveraging on the unknown and yet constantly emerging and meaningful exponential technologies.

Industrial companies are transforming into fully digital enterprises, utilising big data, reducing costs on product development and placing massive emphasis on customer integration into industrial digital ecosystems (Digital FTZ). Customers want a unique experience, forcing businesses to understand their individual pains and tailor products/services specific to what they need. Successful businesses anticipate change, develop bespoke digital products in the Digital Factory with agility and maximise their business growth.

Immense Leadership Impact especially on digital readiness and competencies of leaders. Being digitally sophisticated means having:
  1. digital IQ, agility/mobility leadership and culture
  2. data sciences
  3. innovative, customer-centric & personalized / individualized business models & collaboration (customer-specific adaptation).
Working in highly vertical-horizontal networked ways, with high risks/high rewards outcome, Industry 4.0 Leaders need to:
  1. Understand & leverage on big data and analytics (learning & acquiring intelligence)
  2. Incorporate IoT experience (multitude of integrated channels/devices to communicate & interact)
  3. Leverage on dynamic mobile devices (natural effective direct information exchanges)
  4. Focus on strategic value creation (leveraging on automation/robotics/additive manufacturing to work for you, thus enabling teams and organizations to think more strategically)
  5. Adopt quick-to-market, cost-effective cloud usage (use cloud-based secured solutions).

With Talent Readiness less than 5%, and Organization Advanced Preparation less than 33% in a Digital Economy of US500B Annual Digital Revenue and almost US1T Annual Industrial-sector Digital Technology Investment, Leadership 4.0 readies the employees to drive the required organisational change by changing mindset, and harnessing diversity to achieve superior performance

Panel sessions with businesses, Industry 4.0 subject matter experts and government will create comprehensive recommendations for action.

This Conference will showcase and discuss expectations of Industry 4.0, demonstrating innovations to help industries digitalise and upgrade their operations.

Meet Our Speakers

Chee-Peng TAN

CITPM Senior, SCS Fellow, F.MIoD
Group CEO, Business Technovise International (BTI) & TeamSYNthesis (TS)

Chee-Peng TAN is a humble and practical Leadership 4.0 practitioner with 32 years of experience. Having assisted his repeat MNC clients in the successful implementation of multi-billion project portfolios, he will be fondly remembered by more than 6,000 PMs/senior management from 67 countries over 6 continents for career-defining approach to making great things happen and delivering business outcome..

CHEAH Kok Hoong

Mr. Cheah Kok Hoong serves as Group Chief Executive Officer and Director at Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd.

An ICT luminary, Cheah Kok Hoong heads up one of the largest one-stop ICT solutions and services provider in ASEAN with a local presence in 16 locations across 9 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos), serving more than 1,000 clients in the region. He is also the Chairman of Outsourcing Malaysia and immediate past Chairman of the National ICT Association of Malaysia.

Avinash MEETOO

Adviser of the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation

Avinash Meetoo advises on ways to create a culture of innovation among the population, to identify strategic growth areas, to make ICT a key driver for economic & social development and to transform Mauritius into an inclusive high-income country in line with Vision 2030 of the Government. Former Chairperson of the ICT Advisory Council of Mauritius


President MAHRP & President African HR Confederation

Areff Salauroo has extensive experience at the strategic management level in all sectors of the economy; from air transportation to sea transportation, including financial, manufacturing, hospitality and service sectors. Proven successful experience in HR strategy formulation and implementation. Successful researches in work design, productivity, performance management and diversity management. Travels and shares experiences internationally.

Hemant Kumar JUGNARAIN

General Manager, Esquel (Mauritius) Ltd

With more than 25 years working experience, Hemant Kumar Jugnarain held senior positions in Production Engineering, Planning, Marketing, Operations Management, Project Management, Trade Promotion, Consulting and Training. Esquel (Mts) Ltd employing 5,700 people and exporting almost 12 million shirts each year, is pushing the concept of total solution provider in making the leap from Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0 by focusing on training its local workforce and automation/deskilling its production units.


Digital Director at La Sentinelle Digital Ltd

After twelve years of honing his skills in UK, Loic Forget returned to setup an online video department for the La Sentinelle group. Now heading the Digital Operations which include social media, drones, video, content, VR, photography, digital finance & strategy, his core focus is to monetise the Digital Products, development of inhouse Digital Strategies, international Media 4.0 partnerships, research on new technology & latest trends which are defining the new Digital Media.


IT Manager at Alteo Ltd

With more than 28 years of experience in the Sugar Sector, David Marjolin began his career in an Industry 3.0 automated production environment which has served as a stepping stone to the subsequent business-driven IT leverage. He is among the initiators of the blueprinting process for Industry 4.0 adoption.

Professor Dr Theeshan Bahorun

Tertiary Education Research & Policy Leader

Professor Dr Theeshan Bahorun holds the position of National Research and Innovation Chair at the Mauritius Research Council and heads the ANDI Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research. He has more than 20 years of experience in biomedical research on bioactive components of dietary/plant based factors, functional foods, oxidative stress mechanisms, molecular nutrition, chemopreventive strategies in diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular dysfunctions and clinical research. He is currently the President of the Board of Governors of the University of Technology, Mauritius, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Polytechnics Mauritius, the President of the Society for Free Radical Research Africa (SFRR-Africa) and Vice President of the International Association of Medical and Biomedical Researchers (IAMBR). He is the author/co-author of more than 200 peer reviewed publications and communications. In 2010 he was awarded the CV Raman Senior Fellowship for African researchers by the Government of India. In 2013 he received the Best Mauritian Scientist Award. He has been elevated to the rank of Grand Officer of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (G.O.S.K) on 12 March 2015 by the Government of Mauritius for his contribution to Scientific Research and Education.


President of Mauritius Information Technology Industry Association (MITIA)

Dev Sunnasy is a technology thoroughbred. With first experience in large IBM systems in Elf-Sanofi group, Paris, in early 1990 before joining the downsizing era with Lintas group specializing in the advertising space commercialization. An expert in integrated and innovative technology solutions, he was recognized and awarded the national Tecoma Award for Innovation in 2011. Dev is active socially through his Social Enterprise, SmartCitizen, with the greatest passion in creating the CivicTech platform, where citizens, entrepreneurs and municipal services can interact and find solutions to challenges in the local communities culminating in decent job creation.

Tommy WONG

Chief Finance Officer at Sun Ltd

Tommy Wong, formerly a Senior Partner of Deloitte Mauritius, is the CFO of the SUN Resorts Group responsible for all the financial aspects of the group, including treasury, legal and as well as some operational responsibilities. A former President of AHRIM, he is a Board member and acts as the treasurer and Chairman of the finance committee.


Chairman, NPCC

As the Chairman of the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC), Sanjiv Mulloo strongly believes in the African Renaissance as a driving force in ensuring Mauritius realizes its full growth potential & gains international competitiveness in the Digital Economy. Knowledgeable and conscientious, he is a firm practitioner in the creation and delivery of value-added services to his customers and stakeholders. He is also a Coach for business leaders and a Leadership evangelist.


Seasoned Financial Technology Expert

With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services specializing in banking process reengineering and automation, Eshan Amiran has successfully implemented five core banking systems, with complex interfaces and international connectivity – including multichannel customer touchpoints, especially mobility-based.


Chairman, SMEDA

Parama Valaydon, a graduate or London School of Economics (LSE) with specialization in econometrics, is a specialist in Small and Medium Enterprises having worked at the DBM as the Head of SMEs. He has occupied very important functions in the world, namely Charge-de-Mission for Mauritius at the Indian Ocean Commission, consultant of World Bank & UNIDO and Principal Post-Evaluation Officer at the Asian Development Bank in Philippines. He has also been the personal Advisor of the President of the African Development Bank in Abidjan, and also the Chairman of the State Bank of India in Mauritius. He was decorated by the Government of Mauritius as the Commander of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (CSK) for distinguished services in the financial sector.


The Ravenala Attitude

Along the north-west coast of the island (Ravenala), an address beyond the limits of time… Nicely tucked away between sea and river in the middle of a luxuriant and exotic garden, with a majestic range of mountains in the background… The Ravenala Attitude is a mix of colonial heritage, contemporary design with tropical accents and genuine Mauritian art de vivre. No boundaries between inside and outside, cosy spaces flow into each other harmoniously. Here, indoors and outdoors merge blithely to everyone’s delight. Holidays at The Ravenala Attitude have a taste of far-away lands… a voyage within the voyage.
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With the exponential changes brought about in exponential times by the 4th Industrial Revolution, it is really going to be survival for the fittest - those who have a plan/blueprint and strategically know how to disintermediate and deliver business values in Industry 4.0 era.