Digital Transformation Workshop
Another project that we are working on, uniquely partnering with The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), to bring a short course on Digital Transformation applicable to advanced manufacturing sectors to the African continent. The course, developed by InnoGlobal through its higher education institute, InnoPharma Education, will be piloted as a skills training initiative funded by the UK Newton Fund, Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) Big Data project. SARAO, a delivery partner of the UK-South Africa Newton Fund through the DARA and DARA Big Data projects, will lead the local hosting and implementation of the course with the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) South Africa.
Digital Transformation refers to the smart integration of technologies, processes and data to improve operational effectiveness and capability in any environment. This short course builds on the knowledge, skills and competencies associated with the concepts of smart factory and the evolution of manufacturing from a traditional reactive process to the emergence of Industry 4.0 and Pharma 4.0.
The course will include:
Research into current and future trends in manufacturing;
The application and impact of the greater use of technology
Data analysis and visualisation of performance
The impact on organisations and levels of maturity to complete such transformations
Ethical and corporate social responsibilities associated with such changes
On completion of the course, students will be able to take up employment within organisations that are transforming their processes to integrate data, new technologies, data analytics , improved ways of working and improved support processes.
The course is divided into 3 components:
4th October 2022 - 2 weeks Online Learning
6th November 2022 - 1 Week intensive in-person workshop in Cape Town
December 2022 - January 2023 - career guidance and mentorship sessions.
*Dates to be confirmed*
South African and African graduates from SKA Partner Countries (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zambia). Applicants must have a 4-year BSc Honours or BEng degree or currently undertaking or have completed an MSc or MEng degree.
Participating students will be offered shared accommodation at the venue for the 1-week workshop that will include all meals. A limited number of flights will be made available for international and national participants.
*Students must commit to the full duration over which the course will be offered
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