The 10th TIME Economic Forum will gather the main protagonists of the European digital industry: companies and organisations affiliated with KIGEiT, PIIT and ZVEI. The Warsaw meeting will be attended by representatives of European companies leading in industrial transformation, commonly referred to as Industry 4.0. The essence of Industry 4.0 is to boost the development of business cooperation in all areas of economic activity. A special emphasis is put on global, vertical and horizontal, integration of value chain management processes.
Directions and technical means of integration strongly depend on the economies of scale and the constantly accelerating innovation pace. The predominant manifestation of such tendencies is digitization. During the 9th TIME Economic Forum we started a public discussion on the socio-economic consequences of these processes. We have focused on the areas where changes are taking place especially fast. The term “Industry 4.0” is no more a marketing slogan of the future: it now relates to the ongoing technological and organisational processes. The thesis that the fourth industrial revolution has already begun is confirmed by the economic reality we currently live in.