Digital Technologies and Automation: The Human and Eco-Centered Foundations for the Factory of the Future [TC Spotlight]

2021 ◽  
Vol 28 (3) ◽  
pp. 174-179
George Q. Huang ◽  
Birgit Vogel-Heuser ◽  
Mengchu Zhou ◽  
Paolo Dario
2020 ◽  
Vol 159 ◽  
pp. 04036
Saltanat Mamyrbekova ◽  
Zhansaya Nurgaliyeva ◽  
Akylbek Saktapov ◽  
Aizhan Zholdasbekova ◽  
Aizat Kudaibergenova

This article discusses the role of innovative digital technologies in medicine to improve its competitiveness and efficiency of organization and management in health care, as well as improving the quality of treatment. Health care shows the diversity of achievements and the flow of innovations based on technology. Most of the innovations that the author will describe here are still at the initial stage of development. Everyone is impressive in their own way. But the good news is that these innovations have been opened up from the traditional healthcare system to “unified medicine”. The goal is to identify and prevent the disease, along with treatment. In an outdated model of medicine, the necessary data is scattered between paper files, or classified into an electronic medical record system. Today, its improved model is being implemented. This is an individual technology for continuous monitoring of vital functions and comprehensive presentation of information about the patient’s health status. The development of information technologies and home self-monitoring devices leads to the creation of convenient services for remote consultation of citizens who care about their health.

2020 ◽  
Vol 89 ◽  
pp. 04005
Elena Shatskaya ◽  
Natalia Кharchenko ◽  
Mark Popovichenko ◽  
Angelina Lukyanova

The article provides an overview of modern instruments for business structures in a pandemic and remote work. The most popular and relevant services that allow you to organize work on a project and maintain productivity in self-isolation have been summarized. The features and advantages of software products, which may be the future of project management, have been analyzed. A review, a critical analysis of the possibilities of the digital agenda of the studied countries made it possible to determine the importance of strengthening the interaction of government authorities and business structures in the framework of the implementation of social and economic digital projects for the development of international cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. A number of prerequisites were identified as a motivational toolkit for the involvement of business entities and society in the implementation and use of digital technologies on the territory of the union states - the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. A complex of restraining factors of development in the post-pandemic period for the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation has been identified and substantiated, which makes it possible to recognize the problems of capacity building in states and the disunity of interests of the subjects of project management.

2017 ◽  
Vol 16 (2) ◽  
pp. 60-65 ◽  
Ravin Jesuthasan

Purpose This paper aims to explore how a new industrial revolution with digital technology at its core is disrupting the workplace. It shares how HR has an opportunity to use data and digital technologies to reinvent how organizations engage with their workforce. It answers the question of how HR pivots from its legacy focus on compliance and being a steward of employment to the work and helping the organization strengthen its connection with its workers through improved digital engagement. Design/methodology/approach The paper is based on Willis Towers Watson thought leadership and references recent findings from their research. Findings The paper explores how digital technologies have changed how workers connect with their co-workers and the organization. In addition, it examines how digital technologies are changing how work gets done. Research limitations/implications The paper is not exclusively based on research. Practical implications The paper explores how digital technologies drive engagement, HR’s role as steward of the work and enabler of digital engagement and best practices for enabling digital engagement in the modern workplace. Originality/value This paper fulfills a need to assist HR leaders in thinking through the implications of the future of work and how digital technologies will shape that future.

1984 ◽  
Vol 5 (1) ◽  
pp. 38-45 ◽  
Homer J. Hagedorn

2015 ◽  
Vol 31 (1) ◽  
pp. 4-29 ◽  
Sarah Besky

For more than 150 years, most tea grown on plantations in northeast India has been sold in open-outcry auctions in Kolkata. In this essay, I describe how, in 2009, the Tea Board of India, the government regulator of the tea trade, began to convert auctioning from a face-to-face outcry process to a face-to-computer digital one. The Tea Board hoped that with the implementation of digital technologies, trade would soon revolve around the buying and selling of futures contracts, not individual lots of tea. Despite these efforts, the tea industry has thus far resisted all attempts at financialization. That so prominent a commodity as tea has yet to be financialized provides a unique opportunity to examine the how of financialization—the governmental and technical steps that precede futures and other kinds of derivatives markets. Futures markets rely on a standardized notion of price and of the material things being priced. The story of Indian tea’s resistance to financialization shows how such standardization requires not just a disentangling of commodities at the level of productive infrastructure (that is, the separation of individual trader and thing being traded) but also a reworking of the communicative infrastructure of trading. In this essay, I analyze this reworking by examining the effort to reform how tea is priced at auction. Specifically, I describe a transition in tea valuation from socially embedded price stories to standardized price scenarios.

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