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

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 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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Educated Self — My MIT Journey

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 8 days ago

Bill Aulet and Calley Russell at the Entrepreneurship Development Program

I’ve never really bought into the idea of entrepreneurship as an education choice. I’ve kinda always believed that running a company is best figured out by doing instead of being told how to do it. So when the chance arose to attend the Entrepreneur Development Program at MIT run by Bill Aulet I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve previously read some of his work and always thought he was an interesting teacher but a full week of classes, group work and speakers? Was that really me? Would I really learn much from it? Would it be a good use of my time?

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Getting to the root of business success: A dentist earns his Executive Certificate from MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 months and 7 days ago

Mark Lassiter 250

Mark Lassiter, DDS is a successful general dentist practicing out of Norwood, North Carolina. In 2013, Lassiter bought out his business partners and became the sole owner of his practice. With a passion to further grow his business, he began to consider a multi-practice model. “I’ve always had a great relationship with my patients,” said Lassiter, “and I thought it would be exciting to try and repeat this process and what has been so successful for my practice.” But there was a catch. Lassiter had been immersed in clinical dentistry for his entire career. “Basically, I had no idea about business.”

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Bringing the Disciplined Entrepreneurship process to Ireland: A Q&A with EDP participant Dr. John Breslin

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 months and 19 days ago

Entrepreneurship Development Program participant John Breslin

Dr. John Breslin is Director of TechInnovate and a Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway. He is also a Co-Principal Investigator at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. He completed the most recent session of the Entrepreneurship Development Program and graciously offered to answer some of our questions and share his perspective on the program.

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EDP participant Suraj Kripalani joins the local innovation ecosystem with BonBillo

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 months and 29 days ago

Suraj Kripalani Entrepreneurship Development Program MIT Sloan

It is an understatement to say that Suraj Kripalani is passionate about social ventures. Like many participants of MIT Sloan Executive Education programs, he’s interested in making an impact on the world. However, few take that charge quite as seriously as this former finance executive.

Kripalani attended the week-long, 2017 session of the Entrepreneurship Development Program and said it was not what he expected. “In fact, it blew through my very high expectations. Completely. And here’s why."

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I, Robot: Anuj Sharma at MIT Sloan

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

Anuj Sharma at MIT Sloan

Calling in to us by phone from across a 12-hour time difference and under a torrential downpour in southern India, we recently spoke with Anuj Sharma, Chairman and President of India Research Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution. Sharma recently became the very first MIT Sloan Executive Education participant to complete an Executive Certificate by attending some of our programs via telepresence robotics.

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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 - 6 months and 9 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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An interview with MIT Sloan Executive Certificate Holder Keith Patch

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 26 days ago

MIT Sloan Executive Certificate Holder Keith Patch

Executive Certificate holder Keith D. Patch is Principal of a technical and management consultancy that assists clients in early stage R&D, productization, operations, and cost savings. He holds four patents, two published patent applications, and has appeared in over 60 publications. Patch, who earned an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership, recently shared some thoughts about his experiences with MIT Sloan Executive Education programs, and how they have influenced both his professional and personal life.

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