IR 4.0 represents the integration of tools already used in the past (big data, cloud, robot, 3D printing, simulation, etc.) that are now connected into a global network by transmitting digital data. The implementation of this new paradigm represents a huge change for companies, which are faced with big investments. In order to benefit from the opportunities offered by the smart revolution, companies must have the prerequisites needed to withstand changes generated by “smart” system.
Prof. Rusli Haji Abdullah, Dean in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UPM
Prof. Rusli Abdullah is currently Professor of Knowledge Management at Software Engineering and Information System Department, as well as the Dean of Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Specialized in Knowledge Management, he has completed his PhD in Computer Science at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor, Malaysia in 2006. Starting his career as a lecturer in 2006 after serving as System Analyst for 8 years at UPM. He has published over 14 books and over 100 journal papers, conference publications and other academic research publications. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career that includes Silver Medal for University Research Invention in 2008 and 2009, Gold Medal for University Research Invention 2005, Silver Medal for Invention of Technology and Exposition I-TEX (2009), Silver Medal for Malaysian Research Invention and Exposition – MTE (2010, 2012, 2014) and Certification of University Excellent Services of Lecturer Service for many years since 1999.