April 20, 2018
The April Edition

Industry 4.0

As technology becomes more efficient and cost effective, disruption creates a greater impact across industries. Unseen by most, some of the most exciting advancements in digital are taking place behind the scenes in factories and warehouses and the like. This month we take a closer look at how digital transformation is reshaping traditional industry – manufacturing, supply chain management, and factories – and becoming a new class of industry in and of itself.

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In This Edition

Each edition explores a facet of the digital economy and investigates the forces transforming it.



  1. Willy Shih

    Willy Shih

    Willy is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit, and he teaches in the MBA and Executive Education Programs.

  2. John Deighton

    John Deighton

    John is the Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

  3. Janice H. Hammond

    Janice H. Hammond

    Jan is the Jesse Philips Professor of Manufacturing and the Senior Associate Dean for Culture at Community at Harvard Business School.

  4. Bill Ruh

    Bill Ruh

    Bill is the Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of GE and CEO of GE Digital as of September 2015. In this role, he is responsible for building premier digital software solutions and services for the industrial world.

  5. Jan Rivkin

    Jan Rivkin

    Jan is the Senior Associate Dean for Research and a Professor in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. His research, course development, and teaching focus on two topics: business strategy and U.S. competitiveness.

  6. Nitin Nohria

    Nitin Nohria

    Nitin is the Dean of Harvard Business School, the George F. Baker Professor of Administration, and the Dean of the Faculty.

  7. Luis Viceira

    Luis Viceira

    Luis is the George E. Bates Professor and Senior Associate Dean for International Development at the Harvard Business School.