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T010 2-Day Master Class on Critical Skills for Industry 4.0


Workshop - 2 Days

28 & 29 September 2017 YANGON

Thu & Fri

Trainer: Kannan Chettiar

The last 3 revolutions can be listed as industrialization, electrification and digitalization. They were interlinked with continuity from one revolution to the next but the fourth industrial revolution (or so-called Industry 4.0) is a distinct one and is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace.

This brings with it, a transformational disruption in almost every industry globally including Myanmar. This calls for demand for highly skilled workers while demand for rank-and-file workers with less education and lower skills will drop. This means new multi-disciplinary skills need to be acquired by Myanmar’s workforce who are compelled to deal with increasing ambiguity and uncertainty.

This 4-Day Workshop has been condensed to an extremely value-packed 2-Day session where the learners will be exposed to the 10 dimensions of Industry 4.0. On top of that, they will learn the nuts and bolts of the Top 10 Critical Skills that all talents need to acquire to be ready for the Future World Economy.

This workshop will be very unique as it will be delivered in a very different format with lots of physical games, quizzes, role-plays, video games, case studies, brain firing, technology games, videos and so on. It has won extremely high ratings from MNCs who have attended this workshop.

Course Schedule


  • What is Industry 4.0?

  • What are the various dimensions?

  • What are the Top 10 Critical Skills?

  • Strategic Perspective to Acquiring Critical Skills

  • Why learn Strategy?

  • What is Strategic Vision?

  • Case Study: Microsoft and the 5 Barriers

  • Developing Strategic Mindset through all levels of organisation

  • How to build cognitive flexibility

  • Innovative and Adaptive Thinking

  • Design Thinking

  • Breaking Mental Models

  • Computational Thinking and Analytics to solve problems and make decisions

  • Prioritizing Problems

  • 5-Step Process to Solve Problems

  • Industry Tools for Data Visualization - R, MOA, Hadoop


  • Collaborate across boundaries and disciplines

  • Geert Hofstede's 6 Cultural Dimensions including Time Differences

  • Adapt Communication to Different Personality Profiles

  • Persuasive Communication in 5 Settings

  • Conflict Management

  • Leveraging Technology

  • Eco-System of Interdisciplinary Skills

  • Negotiate productively with various Stakeholders

  • Build Innovation Protocol

  • 6 Steps

  • Kotter's 8-Step Change Management Model

  • Media Literacy

  • Sensitive Communication in Social Media, Press, Blogs

  • Develop Content for Multi-Channel Communications

  • Putting It All Together

Who Should Attend

As Industry 4.0 will affect all levels of the workforce, all management staff should attend this workshop to become fully aware of this game-changer.

Course Fees

USD750 per pax for this 2-Day workshop. At end of workshop, all learners will have an actionable template that they can immediately bring back to work and apply to their workplace.

About the Speaker

Kannan Chettiar is a high-achieving Global Leader with 22 years of experience in the Technology and Human Capital sectors spanning across Asia, EMEA & North America. He is co-founder and Managing Director of Avvanz.

Kannan has held management and leadership positions in First Advantage, Dell Computers, Future Electronics, Arrow Electronics (NY-listed), Farnell Group (London-listed), e2open and i-Sprint Innovations (Acer-backed). Kannan is also a Certified International Trainer with very high ratings from Clients. Some of his clients include Singapore Airlines, Mercer, Total Oil, Murex, HP, Roche, HPE, TUV SUD among several global organizations. He has delivered trainings in Asia and US.

Kannan regularly delivers Thought Leadership talks and Master Classes in the region and constantly offers insights and perspectives in mainstream newspapers and global trade publications. Some of these can be viewed at and

Kannan is proficient in several languages – he speaks fluent English, Tamil, elementary Mandarin, Malay and Thai.

An engineer by training, he holds an Honours degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a MBA from the University of Birmingham in the UK. Kannan holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment as well to complement his real-life industry experiences.

About Avvanz

Avvanz is an Employee Lifecycle Management Company that helps organizations to screen for the “right” and “safe” talents through background checks, due diligence and predictive assessments, then onboard them to make them productive in the shortest time using mobile technologies and then develop the talents to surpass the business KPIs with the help of unique blended learning technologies.

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