Exploring the impact emerging digital technologies will have on businesses, especially manufacturing businesses, will be explored at the second annual Digital Futures Conference hosted online by Case Western Reserve University and the Innovation Research Interchange from Oct. 12-15.
Digital technologies such as 5G telecommunications and the Internet of Things that have the potential to create smart machinery will be discussed in interactive learning sessions and case studies by thought leaders from around the world.
One of the conference organizers, Youngjin Yoo, professor of information systems at CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management, said in a telephone interview that the need for companies to use digital technologies to change is becoming more evident every day.
“The pandemic is turning a chronic problem into an acute problem,” said Yoo, who is overseeing the digital transformation efforts at University Hospitals of Cleveland. “Those companies who are not adapting to the digital environment are accelerating