GSMA Survey: Capturing delivery of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) agendas in APAC

Thursday 30 Apr 2020 |

‘Industry 4.0’ is gaining a great deal of attention as global supply chains are experiencing a level of disruption that has never been seen before as the world is gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic. Industry 4.0 is transforming how organizations run by bringing real-time data and intelligence to operations. This paradigm shift is transferring value from the physical through ‘Digital transformation’ and ‘Intelligent connectivity”, the combination of 5G, AI, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT).

There is an impressive development of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) within Asia-Pacific (APAC), signifying a steady progress towards a new digital era. There have been a huge number of successful technology trials of AI, IoT and 5G in large organisations but relatively few companies so far have managed to translate those lessons into the wider business and capitalise on the huge potential from I4.0. This is hardly surprising: a technology trial is much simpler and less risky than developing and executing an enterprise-wide I4.0 strategy.

We need your assistance!

To learn more about the importance of I4.0, the GSMA is conducting a survey to create an understanding of how policy makers, regulators and the mobile ecosystem are positioned to deliver I4.0 agendas in countries in APAC.

The survey will bring together the experiences and lessons learnt from companies that are making this transition, to look at how different approaches to becoming an intelligently connected company can help produce significant results.  It will also help identify good practices in the region and highlight the significance of Whole-of-Government approach, as the catalyst for the development of I4.0.

If you are a policy maker involved in delivering the I4.0 agenda in your country or are a MNO or mobile ecosystem player providing I4.0 solutions and would like to participate in the survey, please contact

The survey results will be published in the Digital Societies report, which will be launched at the GSMA Mobile 360 Digital Societies conference in Kuala Lumpur, October 20 to 22nd.