The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Jonathan Reichental – October 10, 2019


The Fourth Industrial Revolution: winners and losers

All evidence suggests we are at the start of a fourth industrial revolution. No one can escape the impact of a world in momentous transition. Rapidly changing technology, demographics, economics, and a growing consensus that the climate crisis urgently needs to be addressed are driving the revolution. Make no mistake, this fourth industrial revolution will have winners and losers. Now is the time to understand where we are headed and to prepare ourselves and our organizations to not only survive, but thrive during this transformation.

Dr. Jonathan Reichental is currently the CEO of Human Future, a global business and technology consultancy, advisory, and education firm. He is formerly a multiple award-winning Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, focusing on modernizing the technology environment and pushing the boundaries of innovation in local government such as open data and broader civic participation through mobile devices. Under his leadership, Palo Alto was named one of the top 5 digital cities in America four years in a row, including the top spot in 2013.

He is a past recipient of the 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers in Government in America, won a best CIO in Silicon Valley award and a national IT leadership prize. He has also recently been named the top social government CIO on Twitter and his blog was named one of the top 50 must-read in government. Jonathan holds several degrees including a Ph.D. in Information Systems. He is engaged in a variety of charity efforts in Silicon Valley and is a co-founder of Code for Ireland. He is also an adjunct professor in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco, and several other universities across the United States.

YouTube video of Jonathan speaking about government services as they will relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


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