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Schulich Executive Learning Centre

Emerging Technologies - Business Implications and Opportunities

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Oct 16—18
3 days
Toronto, Canada
CAD 2950 ≈USD 2186
CAD 983 per day
Mar 30—Apr 1, 2020
3 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 2950 ≈USD 2186
CAD 983 per day

Description

Emerging technologies are transforming business models and daily operations at an unprecedented pace.

Many managers are struggling to understand how these technologies can improve organizational productivity and add value. In this disruptive environment it is necessary to not only grasp the technical elements, but also how to gain strategic advantage from them.

This program will demystify four game-changing technologies so that participants understand capabilities, enablers, and constraints, and can begin exploring potential opportunities for innovative competitive advantage. Through the principles of design thinking, students will envision applying the technology in their business environments and create a step-by-step roadmap for leading and implementing impactful digital transformation.

What You Will Learn

  • How to better strategize and evaluate emerging technology projects in your business and industry
  • Strategic insights into AI, Blockchain, Internet of Things and Virtual/Augmented Reality
  • Design-thinking use cases in your business and industry.
  • Hands-on use of emerging technology tools

Benefit from these unique program features:

  • Work on design thinking use cases for your business and industry in small groups with individual coaching by the instructor
  • A hands-on tutorial of emerging technologies in our computer lab
  • A use-case pitch competition

Emerging Technologies: Business Implications and Opportunities

Digital Transformation

  • Introduction and fundamental concepts
  • Key emerging technologies
  • The changing workplace in the context of emerging technologies, especially AI

Artificial Intelligence

  • Discussion of fundamental concepts such as machine learning, neural networks, deep learning, and cognitive computing, and AI and Big Data from a management perspective
  • Case studies of real-life applications in finance, marketing, and operations
  • Design-thinking: how AI applies to your organization
  • Hands-on exercises at computer lab

Blockchain

  • Discussion of fundamental concepts such as key blockchain platforms, difference between enterprise and public blockchains, and blockchain immutability and cryptography from a management perspective
  • Case studies of real-life applications in different verticals such as financial services, mining and energy, manufacturing, and healthcare

Design-thinking: how Blockchain applies to your organization Internet of Things

  • Discussion of fundamental concepts such as smart technologies in corporations and the home, physical-digital integrations, and autonomous manufacturing from a management perspective
  • Design-thinking: how IoT applies to your organization

Virtual/Augmented Reality (VAR)

  • Case studies of real-life applications across finance, marketing, and operations, and across various verticals
  • Live demo of VAR

Putting Digital Transformation to action in your organization

Who should attend

Who Should Attend

  • Executives and managers who are responsible for digital strategy within their business or who have CIO/CTO oversight
  • VPs, Directors, or Project Managers of Finance, Operations, or Corporate Strategy
  • Business managers seeking to understand the power and challenges of key emerging technologies, both within the organization and across the industry

Experts

Biography Henry Kim is a professor of operations management and information systems and co-director of BlockchainLab at the Schulich School of Business at York University. The Lab is engaged in projects with the Canadian Government, United Nations, NIST, Don Tapscott’s Blockchain Research Instit...
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