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

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 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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Can AI startups compete with Google?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 days ago

Can AI startups compete with Google?

The extraordinary AI boom is being spurred by tech giants like Google that seem to be making headlines daily with their record-breaking AI research studies. But what does this mean for the larger tech ecosystem, in particular the smaller start-ups that we count on to occasionally upend the behemoths? Without the same kind of access to enormous data sets, what’s a startup in the AI space to do?

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Digital transformation requires digitization—and a whole lot more

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 7 days ago

Digitization is required for digital transformation

Companies engaged in digital transformation understand that what made them successful in the past won’t help them succeed in a digital economy. A digital transformation involves rethinking the company’s value proposition, not just its operations. This means innovating to deliver enhanced products, services, and customer engagement. Of course, digital transformation has many obstacles, the biggest which, according to Jeanne Ross, Principal Research Scientist at MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), is the need to be digitized.

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Will the Bitcoin bubble burst?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 22 days ago

Will the bitcoin bubble burst?

In case you missed it, Bitcoin has gone bonkers. Last week the cryptocurrency smashed through $11,000 per coin—up $1,000 in 24 hours and up more than 900% since the start of 2017. To put this in perspective, in 2013, one bitcoin was worth $12. As of this post, it’s worth more than $10,000. It’s market valuation is currently greater than that of BP oil. But what does this all mean? Is Bitcoin a new asset class worthy of investment, or is the current boom a speculative phenomenon on the brink of bust?

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Digital is not the answer—transformation is.

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 28 days ago

MIT's George Westerman on Digital Transformation

In the business world, everyone is talking about digital transformation—from AI to robots to the Internet of Things. But according to George Westerman, most people are missing the point. Technology doesn’t provide value to a business. Instead, “technology’s value comes from doing business differently because technology makes it possible,” Westerman writes in his recent MIT Sloan Management Review article, “Your Company Doesn’t Need a Digital Strategy.”

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You’re never done: 10 years of digital transformation at MIT Sloan Executive Education

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 11 days ago

10 Years of Digital Transformation at MIT Sloan

Saying that organizations need to be serious about digital transformation is like saying that people need to be serious about breathing. Digital transformation is not a matter of choice, no matter the industry, geography, size or structure of your organization. However, you do have a choice in how you go about ensuring your organization’s success or, frankly, survival, as technology continues to influence and often define how business is done.

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Meet 16 organizations changing the future of work

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 14 days ago

Inclusive Innovation at MIT

How do we thrive in a period of profound digital transformation? How do we ensure financial security and stability for more people? How do we connect people with internet and technology access, regardless of age, location, education, or ability? These 16 winners of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge are providing answers to these questions and using technology to reinvent the future of work.

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How will your company profit in the digital era?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 24 days ago

Profiting in the digital era, Stephanie Woerner

The business world is rapidly digitizing, breaking down industry barriers, creating new opportunities, and destroying long-successful business models. What will the next generation enterprise look like in five years? And how will your company profit in the digital era? MIT Sloan Research Scientist Stephanie Woerner presented a webinar to familiarize participants with the significant changes, risks, and opportunities enabled by digitization, The Next Generation Enterprise: Four Business Models for Thriving in the Digital Era.

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