Tech Talk Webinar: Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It is the fourth industrial revolution with the ongoing automation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices, using modern smart technology.  Industry 4.0 offers the opportunity for manufacturers to optimise their operations quickly and efficiently by knowing what needs attention. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing. While Industry 4.0 is still evolving, companies who are adopting the technologies realise Industry 4.0’s potential. Industry 4.0 is also a key output of Future Jobs Ireland Strategy, the Government’s new economic pathway to ensure that Ireland is well placed to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. Read more about this strategy here: Ireland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy 2020-2025. During this Tech Talk, expert panellists will be sharing their insights and knowledge of Industry 4.0 and discussing the topic in more detail and will be able to answer any questions that you might have. 

Expert panellists include:


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Overview of panellists:

Ian Jones

Ian is Founder and CEO of The Innopharma Group and President of Innopharma Education. Ian has worked for over 20 years within the (bio)pharmaceutical and food manufacturing sectors where he has become a thought leader in advanced manufacturing platforms, sensors, data analytics and the skills need to support the transition of industries towards Industry 4.0. Innopharma provide education and technology solutions to the high-tech manufacturing sectors of (bio)pharma, medtech, foodtech and ICT. Innopharma Education ( focuses on providing up/re-skilling for individuals looking to enter or progress their career within the high-tech manufacturing sectors of (bio)pharma, medtech, foodtech and ICT. Innopharma Technology ( develop and sell Industry 4.0 enabling technology within the (bio)pharma, fine chemical and foodtech sectors globally. Their Smart Technology Platforms support multiple industries looking to embed automated and controlled processes across their network.

 Martin Leahy

Martin is an accomplished technology leader in the manufacturing arena with a wealth of hands-on experience in the pharma / biopharma sector. He is currently Senior Director of International Information Technology at BioMarin, an advanced biopharma manufacturing facility specialising in the production of life-altering and life-saving orphan therapies for patients worldwide. BioMarin has been at the forefront of advanced data analytics in the manufacturing environment and Martin will bring some insights based on this experience.

Jean Carberry

Jean Carberry is a Principal officer in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with responsibility for National Enterprise Strategy, which includes the Industry 4.0 strategy. She has previously worked in the Departments of Public Expenditure and Reform and Finance, and in Standard and Poor’s, Irish Life Investment Managers and Ernst and Young. She is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA in Finance.

Gillian Bergin

With over 26 years in the technology industry, Gillian is a thought-leader in business transformation and experienced in supporting large global teams through change. An advocate of people-centric change management and the importance of culture in successful transformations, she is keenly interested in how we can shape the future of work.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    2020-12-10 08:00
  • End Date
    2020-12-10 09:00
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