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Category: Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

Six questions your organization needs to address to thrive in the digital era

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education and Peter Weill - 20 days ago

Peter Weill

The good news about being in the middle of a digitization era is the plethora of new technology available that allows companies to reinvent themselves. However, the challenge about digital transformation is that it involves massive change.

MIT Sloan Senior Research Scientist Peter Weill shared his thoughts on this conundrum in a recent webinar—Six Questions for Digital Transformation—adding it’s not about the technology per se, but about the way in which we change our organizations that matters. Weill, along with MIT colleague Stephanie Woerner, recently published an HBR Press book—What’s Your Digital Business Model? Six Questions to Help You Build the Next-Generation Enterprise—says the goal of the book was to understand how companies can thrive in the digital era.

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An executive's deep roots and ongoing collaborations with MIT Sloan

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 24 days ago

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith manages key initiatives and a diverse range of projects for Standard Bank Group in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her complex role, Carolyn manages new and existing relationships throughout Africa and writes on topics like innovation and digitization for the company’s executive committee. She is charged with finding innovation solutions to complex problems for the bank. In 2012, Carolyn began a journey at MIT Sloan Executive Education that continues today. She holds an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership as well as an Advanced Certificate for Executives, and in 2014 she embarked on the five-week Advanced Management Program, simultaneously helping to forge innovative collaborations between MIT and her company.

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The Ruderman Family Foundation and MIT present LEAD20@MIT—a digital advocacy and leadership program focused on disability inclusion

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 6 days ago

Lead20@MIT

MIT Sloan Executive Education and Ruderman Family Foundation are teaming up for a unique leadership Program for young digital advocates in disability inclusion. Twenty five young leader will come to MIT Sloan Executive Education for a week-long program intended to strengthen their leadership skills and to help form a network that will amplify the impact of their work. Learn more about LEAD20@MIT – Leadership in the Digital Age.

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The need for IoT education is real

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 9 days ago

PR in the News Blog

In a recent TechTarget article, George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist at MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, shared his thoughts on the huge need for IoT education, both to understand the general direction of the technology as well as the specifics. He references the courses offered at MIT Sloan, which appeal to a wide audience, but especially management. Westerman teaches in the new program, Internet of Things: Business Implications and Opportunities (self-paced online).

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Can big data save the world?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 8 days ago

Can big data save the world?

Cape Town is moving towards Day Zero of its water supplies. Millions of displaced refugees are facing dire emergencies in camps and along migratory routes. And every day thousands of people are suffering gross inequities at the hands of the U.S. criminal justice system. Here's how big data is helping to prevent future water shortages, coordinate life saving response, and yield much-needed criminal justice policy changes.

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Falsehoods triumph on Twitter: Groundbreaking MIT study proves that fake news wins

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 13 days ago

Groundbreaking MIT study on false news

Fake news, rumors, propaganda—the scourge of deliberate misinformation is a hot topic these days, as is the role social media plays in the rapid dissemination of these falsehoods. Sinan Aral, co-lead of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, reveals the truth about false news based on the largest-ever longitudinal study of the spread of false news online, published in Science on March 8, 2018.

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A participant's perspective on AI's role in business

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 7 months ago

Abdul Dremali

I recently participated in the self-paced, online program, Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy. As I wrap up my coursework at MIT Sloan Executive Education (for now), I’ve taken some time to reflect on my learnings including the many vigorous discussions with my classmates and instructors regarding the role of emerging technologies in business—and the role of business in technology. The main takeaway? You may think you’ve seen it all, but you ain’t seen nothing yet, and that should make you excited.

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Obama to speak next month at the 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 months and 4 days ago

Ben Shields' Analytics Management program at MIT Sloan Executive Education

What does the sports revolution mean for businesses in other industries? Everything. "Championship organizations" are using analytics to inform and shape their overall strategy, make wise investments in technology, and more. Learn more about the upcoming Sports Analytics Conference as well as how analytics can help your organization get more wins in 2018.

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