INDUSTRY 4.0 –
TIME TO LEAP ON BOARD!
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has made a grand entrance in the power and energy market, revealing the champions of Industry 4.0 as a force to be reckoned with. The Internet of Things (IoT), virtual communications, e-commerce and e-finance are some of the streams revolutionising the way these champions are doing business and engaging with electricity and its resources.
Digital solutions and innovations are contributing to Africa’s capacity to leapfrog developmental stages, enabling communities to access clean and affordable power solutions that wouldn’t have previously been an option.
Developing models and restructuring organisations that are resilient enough to withstand and adapt to these changes
What leadership role do you play in the energy transition?
Have you thought about your role as a leader in an era when speed and change are overtaking the traditional modes of business transactions and technology design? What is your motivation for getting up each day and following your chosen path? While capitalism, power and greed govern many aspects of life, emphasising the ‘why’ is what gives us a reason to persevere in achieving our goals.
Having worked on this project for the past four years, I have been able to gain invaluable first-hand insights from many of Africa’s energy experts at the helm of sector transformation. Speaking to each project leader has enabled me to better understand the high-pressured environments in which African project developers and investors work – demonstrating their determined personalities and will to see a project reach fruition.
Managing the relationships, roles and responsibilities that we have in life is a pressure that many of us face on a daily basis. Being a working woman seeking a path of success, as well as a supportive partner and homemaker, comes with its own challenges. Having interviewed the leaders showcased in this book, it is clear that there is no perfect balance or secret ingredient in a successful career.
Maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle inclusive of a good diet, exercise, managed-stress and positive relationships
As a leader, you may have already defined your leadership style or perhaps you are still in search of an approach that best suits you and your working environment. In the first few pages of this
Additionally, a pool of projects making a difference to Africa’s energy map is showcasing their unique attributes, challenges faced, and community benefits…all contributing to
This year’s advisory board members have committed time and effort to
As our previous generations took strategic risk, coupled with much perseverance – and probably a little bit of faith – to lead us into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is important to continue to
calculated risk-taking in order to grow and discover new frontiers.
Take a journey through this book, which was written with you in mind, to gain insight into what some of your peers have to say about where they see the market moving toward; and
From myself and the ESI Africa team, we wish you a fruitful 2019 with the confidence that when opportunity knocks you will be open to
Wishing you great success in 2019.
Ashley Theron-Ord | Senior Content Producer | ESI Africa: The African Power & Energy Elites