Rector of MAI Delivered a Visionary Lecture at the “Ostrov 10-22”

24 July 2019

Rector of MAI Delivered a Visionary Lecture at the “Ostrov 10-22”

On July 21, the Rector of Moscow Aviation Institute, Mikhail Pogosyan, addressed the participants of the educational conference “Ostrov 10-22” with a lecture “How to Begin to Apply the Сompetences of the Future Today”. 

In his speech, Mikhail Pogosyan spoke about the change in the labor market during the transition to Industry 4.0, about digital transformation and the management of complex projects in high-tech industries. 

The main theses of the speech:

  • Soon, in cities, we can expect a surge in passenger traffic by UAVs, and the inhabitants of the planet, born after 2025, will never drive a car. Mathematical modeling will precede the creation of new products, and the success of complex projects will depend on the integration of tasks into a new digital environment, management methodologies and how projects correlate with technological developments. The unification of management systems and the ability to speak the same language with a large number of partners are necessary.

  • Global management technologies are one of the most dynamically developing areas since the mid-1980s. The most interesting of them is the gate system, which is based on business processes linked to the production technology of the product. The implementation of the gating system allows reducing the risks at each stage of production. 

  • Digital transformation leads to a radical change in the ideology of creating new innovative products, and mathematical modeling becomes a key element in their creation. Mathematical modeling reduces by 30-40% the volume of real tests, and thus reduces the time to launch a product to market. 

  • To date, it has become possible to simulate not only the behavior of a car or an aircraft in a given situation, but also complex physical processes. 

  • Another defining trend - service has become an integral part of the product. The product itself ceases to be a product, the customer needs not only technology, the whole world moves to life cycle contracts. 

  • Two models of creating new products have appeared: evolutionary and explosive innovations based on new software products, but accompanied by big risks. It is important to find a balance.

  • Universities will have to train specialists with basic knowledge, and those who have a vision, who will be able to bring their ideas to a new level. 

  • The universities themselves are divided into two groups. Those who catch the trends of the digital revolution will break away and will prepare change leaders. And universities, where traditional educational products and management systems will remain. They will train specialists with basic knowledge. 

  • Part of the universities will die. The education system should provide various opportunities for students. But in the Russian education today the situation is such that 90% of applicants do not have an understanding of what they want to do in the future. Approximately 9% realize what they want to do, but have no idea how to come to this. 1% is what it will do and how to achieve it.


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