Helping organisations prepare for a prosperous digital future in the fourth industrial age

How organisations respond to the challenges associated with Industry 4.0 will determine the extent to which they can engage with society, mitigate risk, derive value, capitalise on new revenue streams and participate within a Smart City environment.

The inevitable digital future

Assemblus is a business advisory and consulting firm that helps organisations understand, anticipate and solve organisational and commercial challenges posed by Industry 4.0 and the Smart City. We augment traditional consulting functions with a core focus of helping our clients understand the implications of the fourth industrial revolution that is already manifesting within government, society and industry.

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Our focus

Assemblus’ focus is intended to create outcomes for organisations in three areas.


Technology & Processes for Smart Cities and Industry 4.0

Review operating environment and identify key risks and opportunities relevant to your organisation and industry.


Business & Commercial Models for Smart Cities and Industry 4.0

Assess key areas of structural and digital change, the impact on industry and how to position your organisation for success.


Innovation for Smart Cities and Industry 4.0

Transform into an organisation that is fully leveraging the technologies underlying Industry 4.0 and the Smart City landscape.

Whilst there exists much hype and even some fatigue in discussing IoT, Industry 4.0 and Smart City integration, these trends are inevitable and will have ramifications for all market participants. Assemblus realises that organisations require clarity in delineating the components that make up Industry 4.0 and the Smart City, the opportunities represented by the use of those components and the commercial and business considerations that necessarily underpin these opportunities as they translate into reality.

Use of Components

  • IoT interconnectivity will generate exponentially more data that can be used to generate insights and underpin organisational effectiveness
  • Decentralised and rapid decision making / organisational agility
  • Digital models of the physical world that feed back into the physical with analytics
  • Horizontal and vertical integration across industry and with external parties

Industry 4.0 Components

  • Big data and analytics
  • Systems talking to systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Robotics
  • 3D Printing
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality
  • Blockchain
  • Automation

Commercial Considerations

  • Competition from new and external domains
  • Disruption to traditional value chains & erosion of competitive position
  • Impact to physical technology from cloud computing and big data
  • XaaS – “as a service” offerings
  • Automation and machine learning replacing human resources