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Driving strategic innovation with Kirsten Rose

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 20 days ago

Kirsten Rose at DSI with peers

Kirsten Rose is the Head of Low Emission Technology at the world-leading resources company BHP, based in Melbourne, Australia. In September of last year, Rose was awarded a Chief Executive Women scholarship to attend the week-long, MIT Sloan Executive Education program, Driving Strategic Innovation: Achieving High Performance Throughout the Value Chain. Rose shared some of her thoughts and takeaways from the program with us.

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An interview with ACE holder Franco Amalfi

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 16 days ago

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Franco Amalfi is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in value selling, management consulting, software development, software implementation, program management, and business development. He recently completed his Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation & Technology at MIT Sloan and shared some of his thoughts about his ACE experience with us.

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Can big data save the world?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 7 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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Partnering with universities in innovation ecosystems: How to unlock more value

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 21 days ago

Businesses partner with higher education to foster innovation

Collaborations with colleges and universities have become de rigueur for businesses that want to get and stay ahead of the competition. Recent research by MIT Sloan Professor Fiona Murray suggest that there are several scenarios that drive these connections, such as a desire to discover new talent, a need to solve short- and long-term problems, or simply a wish to supplement an existing knowledge base.

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7 characteristics of effective strategic priorities

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 26 days ago

Strategic Priorities

A recent survey of more than 400 global CEOs revealed that the ability to execute strategy was their #1 challenge. Why? And what can be done about it? MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer and global strategy expert Donald Sull says leaders can improve strategy implementation by translating the complexity of strategy into guidelines that are simple and flexible enough to execute.

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Innovation, failure, and progress in the pharmaceutical industry: Takeda's Andy Plump speaks at MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 29 days ago

Andy plump speaks at MIT

In the Innovative Leadership (iLead) Series by MIT Sloan and the MIT Leadership Center, top thought leaders share their views on business challenges and achievements. Here, Andy Plump—Chief Medical Scientific Officer for pharmaceutical leader Takeda—shares his thoughts on his company’s approach to drug development, as well as the role MIT and the surrounding biotech community plays in it.

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How to cultivate the challenge-driven leadership of MIT at your organization

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 7 months and 20 days ago

How to cultivate the challenge-driven leadership of MIT at your organization

Tackling tough problems requires innovation and a diverse range of talent, along with the desire to take an unconventional approach. According to Deborah Ancona and Hal Gregersen of the MIT Leadership Center, these talents and traits are intrinsic to challenge-driven leaders. In a recent article published to strategy+business, Ancona and Gregersen explain that challenge-driven leaders also tend to be experts in their fields and entrepreneurial in spirit.

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Neil Ackerman has put his MIT Sloan Executive Certificates to work—and to great success

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

MIT Sloan Executive Certificate Holder Neil Ackerman

MIT Sloan Executive Certificate holder Neil Ackerman is a highly successful supply chain and strategy executive currently serving as Senior Director of Global Supply Chain Advanced Planning and Innovation for healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. His accomplishments in supply chain innovation throughout his career have been many—so, it’s hard to imagine a time when Ackerman wasn’t sure where he wanted to go, or how he was going to get there. But for the now-accomplished executive, there were several turning points in his career that required deep thought, new ways of thinking, and giants leaps of faith.

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