Michael Wignall, National Technology Officer, Microsoft - The Future of Tech

What’s Next? The Industrial Revolution 4.0 and the Future of Technology

We are at the dawn of the 4th Industrial Revolution and digital disruption is impacting business and citizens alike. New advances in technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are changing the way we live but their benefits must be balanced with issues such as cybersecurity and data privacy. What will the future of work and productivity look like? How will automation change the role people play in the delivery of services?

Join this session for a view of the future technology trends and a discussion on their impact on public service delivery.

 

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  • Speaker biography

    Michael is the National Technology Officer for Microsoft UK and is the lead public advocate within the UK on all aspects of technology strategy. He runs a team of technology and industry focused specialists who act as a catalyst for digital transformation. Previously at Microsoft he was Government Industry Manager responsible for solutions and partners, and before that ran the public sector team for Microsoft Dynamics. Prior to joining Microsoft Michael worked as a CTO in the telecoms/tech start-up space after emigrating from Australia where he was a high-voltage systems engineer. Michael has a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Queensland and a Master’s of Science from Liverpool John Moore’s University.