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The Digital Transformation of Engineering | ENGtalks


Covid-19 has accelerated the information technology based change that we often refer to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The skills and knowledge of engineers are now more important to their organizations, in their development of strategies for using information based technologies and in their implementation of Digital Transformation. This ENGtalk discusses the impact that information technology is having, the new skills and capabilities that will allow engineers to prosper in the new era, and a new online program from OSPE and the University of Waterloo which will support them. Speaker: Peter Carr, PhD., P.L. Eng. Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo Peter Carr is a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences. His interests focus on the use of technology in business and society and include technology innovation and entrepreneurship, the strategic management of technology, project management, technology in developing countries, the social impact of information technology and online learning. He is also the author and instructor for the University of Waterloo Co-op professional development course, PD5, Project Management which is studied by over 2,000 students each year. He is a member of the Faculty of Engineering WatPDEng committee, which manages co-op professional development training for engineering students.