REPORT: The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here – are South African executives ready?

How do South African executivesʼ responses compare with those of their global counterparts when it comes to harnessing the full potential of Industry 4.0 to benefit their clients, their people, their organisations, their communities, and society more broadly?

The survey polled more than 1,600 C-level executives across 19 countries—including 100 respondents from South Africa. South African executives stood out from their global counterparts in the low level of influence they say their organisations have on social issues; their strong belief that the workforce is trending toward a gig economy; their feeling that technologies will replace humans rather than augment them; and their lack of confidence in their organisationsʼ preparedness to address Industry 4.0 issues.