What is the MELBOURNE 4.0 Taskforce?
The speed, breadth and depth of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ is transforming entire systems of production, management and governance, including:
- rising powers and geopolitical shifts that cause new political divides resulting in an increasing sense of insecurity
- the technological and digital revolution that fundamentally altering the way we live, work, and relate to one another
- industries upended by simpler, cheaper or more convenient alternatives to existing products and services.
MELBOURNE 4.0 Taskforce is preparing Greater Melbourne for the accelerating speed of innovation and disruption that has catapulted us to the early stages of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’.
The Taskforce aims to develop a clear understanding of the future economic environment and provide reliable and informed policy programs to help position Melbourne for these future challenges and opportunities.
Using a City Strategy Model, members have identified external trends that are outside our control but critically impact Greater Melbourne’s economic future.
The Taskforce is developing a plausible range of futures for Melbourne’s economy. These scenarios provide a frame of reference to have a structured dialogue and generate strategic options so we can prepare for each possible future economic environment.
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Thought leadership pieces
'Melbourne the hub of technology innovation' - Scott Tanner
Chair, Committee for Melbourne and Chief Executive, Bank of Melbourne
'What’s needed to prevent a digital divide? Power and money.' - Melanie Raymond
Chair, Youth Projects
'Flexible executive roles the key to securing Melbourne’s future as a global city of choice' - Jo Fisher
Managing Director, Jo Fisher Executive
'Design Capital? Reasons why Melbourne should assume the title…' - Professor Paul Gough
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University
'How can innovation and technology assist in making Melbourne the arts, culture and design destination?' - Tony Ellwood
Director, National Gallery of Victoria
'Creating globally connected, free thinking and creative behavioural spaces (Retaining the next gen artist and audience)' - Andrew Nicol
Principal, Arts and Culture Leader Australasia, Arup
'The role of technology and innovation in improving transport and traffic management' - Harry Wijers
Managing Director, Transdev Melbourne