20 years ago academic literature on Information Management was in its heyday particularly in light of the ongoing developments in ERP systems which put pressure on businesses to consider deep rooted transformation to take the best advantage of them. Fast forward to the present day and we are now in the middle of a bigger information revolution in the form of Industry 4.0. This revolution promises a lot of things from machine learning to connected factories and more real time data than ever before.
But how can this be effectively managed so we don’t drown in data and lose control of the very systems and solutions we put in place to automate and simplify what we do and how we do it?
In this lecture I will take us on a journey through the three core elements of effective Information Management: data, Information and Knowledge. In so doing I will explain through a series of case studies why mastering each of these steps is essential to being ready to successfully integrate Industry 4.0 technologies into our businesses.