Dr Nader Imani

Executive Vice President Global Education

Mr. Imani holds a PhD. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole Centrale des Nantes, France in 1991, and has attended several management education programs, among others in St. Galen Management University Switzerland in 2001 and Harvard Business School, USA in 2006. Mr. Imani currently holds the position as Executive Vice President Global Education, steering global B2G education projects in TVET and Academia addressing socio-economic challenges. In his career path, Mr. Imani has been first acting as an Assistant Professor for Education and Applied Research in the University of Nantes, co-managed education activities of 60 Festo company-subsidiaries and over 30 representatives, led the Business Field Education at Festo Didactic, with over 250 employees responsible for design, development and production of educational products and training solutions in Technical Vocational and Academic Education, and cooperated worldwide with national authorities in charge of education and international bi-, multilateral developing agencies and chambers of commerce and industries to define labor market demand driven technical education programs, mainly but not restrictive to the manufacturing sector.


Innovation Stage

27 February 2019 | 10:30 - 10:50 | English | Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Jobs and Skills in the era of 4th Industrial Revolution

The factory of tomorrow will be networked and extremely flexible. The “industry 4.0” is yet used to describe trends of developments in the world of production, using internet of things to create intelligence from components to production facilities. Such technological developments will bring flexibility of production, while achieving cost effectiveness of products’ customisation. But for Festo this is about much more than just technological developments. People, their qualifications and their further training are also critical success factors in the factory of the future. Across all its activities surrounding Industry 4.0, Festo focuses on the benefits of the users of automation technology to range higher productivity, and developing digital skills in the forthcoming of manufacturing.