Ingeniería Comercial USM

Fourth Industrial Revolution and Society 5.0

  • Phd. Hugo Osorio Z.
  • Director MBA
  • Departamento de Ingeniería Comercial
  • hugo.osorio@usm.cl

We are already in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterized by digital transformation, process automation, big data, the internet of things and artificial intelligence, contributing to production systems, logistics and, by the way, to management of business in a globalized world. But we cannot lose sight of the fact that we live in an increasingly integrated ecosystem.

Chile Strategy 5.0 – Call to Action ”was a series of conferences organized by graduates and the MBA Directorate of the Federico Santa María Technical University, as part of the celebration of the 20 years of existence of this postgraduate program in the national environment , highlighting values ​​that promote an integral and human relationship with society from the management point of view, putting people and the environment at the center of its work and its development objectives.

Considering these aspects, in Japan the concept of “Society 5.0” is developed, where the center of all this technological and digital advance is people and the environment, in such a way that the entire population, without exclusion, benefits from these advances. This vision seeks to be a contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the UN, an agenda that is based on 17 objectives that range from the elimination of poverty to the fight against climate change. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define actions in terms of quality education, gender equality, food security, decent work and economic growth, responsible consumption and production, environmental protection, sustainable energy, companies and institutions. solid and efficient, which guarantee fairer and more integrated societies.

As an MBA USM program, educator of leaders in business management, we cannot be oblivious to this vision of society. We not only deliver and contribute knowledge of business management, strategy, productivity, operational excellence and economic growth, but also how to do it responsibly, putting communities, people and the planet at the center, where the management of our resources Natural principles, non-discrimination, respect for rules and laws, and respect for citizens, must be a fundamental part of the guidelines of leaders in all areas. In this cycle of 5 conferences, 11 prominent opinion leaders panelists at the national level in each of their fields, addressed the perspectives of the 17 SDGs, and illustrated us from their different points of view and specialties, how our country can move towards a society 5.0, where the call to action has already been made, taking into account that economic growth must go hand in hand with a necessary sustainable development, which includes the entire society as a whole.