KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — In moving towards Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), employees are advised to reskill themselves from now on if they want a promising career in the future.

The National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) chairman Ganesh Kumar Bangah said this is because digital transformation would bring constant changes and employees must embrace as well as be prepared to adapt with the changes.

“We cannot wait to start on digitalisation…the government has allocated a lot of funding to adopt IR4.0. The job in the future will be different from today; if you are in a job that can be replaced by AI (artificial intelligence) or robots, you have to make sure to reskill yourselves.

“So we need to update now. The challenge we are facing is people don’t understand what IR4.0 is,” he told Bernama at the Asian Oceania Computing Organisation – Pikom Digital Summit 2019 here today.

Ganesh said this summit was organised to give exposure to IR4.0 as well as enhance the engagement among industry players, increase business opportunities and promote growth for the tech industry.

The three-day summit, which began yesterday, has attracted more than 600 participants from over 13 countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Bangladesh, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Riding on the theme of ‘Defining The Future’, the summit will see more than 35 local and regional speakers deliberate on key topics that would define the growing role of technology.

— BERNAMA

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