A Huge Opportunity for Corporations
The move towards industry 4.0 is slow but unstoppable. And while some companies go out of their way to find ways to take advantage of the opportunities presented by it, others barely adapt, and most stay out of this process altogether. Today one in three companies has not taken any kind of measure in relation to these changes. And, among those that did, most tackle innovation as isolated improvements on different areas, and lack a general strategy. Needless to say, most fail to get the results they desire.
We are convinced that time has come for corporations to realize that we are entering a new reality. And that, far from threatening their business models, this new paradigm offers a new opportunity. An opportunity that will require them to embrace change and adopt technologies such as the Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Augmented Reality, Collaborative Robotics, 3D Printing and Blockchain, among others. Taking advantage of these innovations, companies can make their processes more efficient every step of the way: from product design and manufacturing, to the supply chain and their points of sale.
But making such radical changes from within an organization is never easy. For that reason, we are convinced that corporations can benefit from the talent, vision and dynamism of tech entrepreneurs and their projects. That they can establish symbiotic relations that would allow them to develop new processes that will help them update their industries and not just overcome the challenges of this new era, but use them to their advantage and grow even more.