Accelerating Digital Transformation with Algorithmic Business Thinking

Accelerating Digital Transformation with Algorithmic Business Thinking

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Sep 15–Nov 3, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $2,800
Oct 27–Dec 8, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hourse/week $2,800
Mar 2–Apr 20, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $2,800
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Tracks

Strategy and Innovation

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Organizations & Leadership

- Strategy & Innovation

Digital transformation marks a radical rethinking of how technology, people, and processes combine to create and deliver value. This exciting new digital transformation education course introduces the concept of Algorithmic Business Thinking as a toolkit, mindset and digital language for uniting and augmenting your human and digital capabilities that helps you discover and uncover new opportunities throughout your digital transformation journey.

To successfully and sustainably drive digital transformation, we need to upgrade the way we think about, talk about, and act upon technology in our companies. Leaders need a toolkit for combining human capabilities and advanced technologies to create solutions that are more than the sum of their parts.

Algorithmic Business Thinking, a concept developed here at MIT, is a series of insights and frameworks for business leaders that enable you to:

•    Accelerate digital transformation and optimize ROI on AI and technology investments
•    Upskill your workforce and extend your customer base
•    Create elite digital professionals who speak a common digital language inside and outside of the company
•    Evolve your strategy, leadership, and management approaches
•    Unite human and machine capabilities to ask and answer business questions in ways that deliver competitive advantage

You’ll leave this digital transformation course with a deeper understanding of advanced technologies, the patterns they share, and the critical human capabilities required to operationalize and integrate them in your company. You’ll be able to look at challenges and opportunities with an algorithmic mindset that breaks problems down into solvable parts and recombines those parts in a way that makes the best possible use of machines and humans. And you’ll be better able to drive digital transformation that generates value now, not just in the unpredictable future. 

This digital transformation course brings together insights from a team of world-renowned MIT Faculty. It also provides participants with access to our always open 4Dx virtual environment for office hours with the faculty director and for networking opportunities with other learners. 

 

As a participant in this program, you will better understand:

•    How to recalibrate your human and machine relationship to fit the realities of your teams and company
•    The human-centered capabilities essential to digital transformation—and how to leverage machines to augment those capabilities 
•    How to apply key principles of computer science to a broad range of complex business problems

You will also benefit from:

•    Practical examples of algorithmic business thinking in practice and their implications 
•    Opportunities to practice reading, writing and improving algorithms with our hands-on activities (no programming experience required)
•    Introduction to a new Digital Language that you can speak across your company in all roles and levels 
 

PROGRAM EXPERIENCE

Algorithmic Buisness Thinking is delivered over seven weeks. Each module is released on a weekly basis (week one is an Orientation Module). This program integrates a range of engaging learning media including live webinars, videos, podcasts, faculty office hours in our MIT Sloan virtual world as well as contextual notes, readings and interactive discussion threads.
Each module is broken down into thematic units that combine video lessons and engaging learning activities to consume content and practice applying it. In this program you will:

•    Spend 4-6 hours per module on learning related activities
•    Experience a broad range of digital content: video lessons, animations, live polls, discussion forums, assignments and application activities
•    Apply your weekly learning and insights to selected challenges and opportunities in your Algorithmic Business Thinking “Journal” that you will take away from the program as a resource to use in your company

Throughout the program you will be supported by your dedicated MIT Sloan Digital Learning Facilitator Team. This team will guide you through your course experience and be a contact point for any questions you may have. 

Upon successful completion of your course, you will earn a certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management. This program may also contribute toward MIT Sloan Executive Certificate requirements.

Accelerating Digital Transformation with Algorithmic Business Thinking provides learners with a diverse and engaging learning experience built upon components including the following:

  • Access to MIT Sloan 4Dx Virtual Collaboration centre: We recognise the importance of networking with other learners and having access to faculty. We think it’s important to be able to collaborate around the key themes, content and context of the learning experience. With this in mind, all participants will be given access to MIT Sloan Executive Education’s always open tailored 4Dx Virutal Collaboration centre. Meet with your fellow learners, talk about the program, collaborate on your assignments or simply hang out and share ideas…
  • Live Townhall keynotes: During Orientation Module and Module 6, the Faculty Director will deliver live townhall sessions in MIT Sloan Executive Education’s 4Dx virtual collaboration centre. These sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the virtual world collaboration centre for participants to view and revisit during the program
  • Office Hours: On the Friday of Module 1,3 and 5 weeks, the Faculty Director, Paul McDonagh Smith, will be pleased to meet with you in his MIT Sloan 4Dx Virtual Collaboration Centre office, to discuss any questions or ideas you have with regard to the program content and experience.
  • Program Project: At the close of each content Module, you will be invited to complete and submit an assignment related to the key themes of that section of the program. These assignments will aggregate such that by the end of the program, you will have a workbook that you can take away from the program and use with your teams and communities
  • Module podcasts: At the end of each module you will be provided with access to a downloadable Podcast that summarizes the key ideas, insights and frameworks covered in that module. Each podcast will be 8-12 mins in length and fit together, such that by the end of the program you have a 50-60mins audio executive summary of the program

 

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

Algorithmic Business Thinking helps all levels of management, across all business functions, act as translators between computer science and business value in their organization. Whether you are a board member, senior executive, director, manager, employee, employer, or entrepreneur, this program offers you an opportunity to more effectively convert the potential of transformative technology into practical business action and value. 

This online program is also designed to benefit those responsible for or participating in the design and delivery of AI and other transformative technology initiatives in any industry. Equally, this program is impactful for CLO, CHRO, and senior HR leaders and managers responsible for people strategies in their organization. 

Whether you are currently in a technical or non-technical function, if you are looking to support your organization’s digital transformation, or simply looking to orient yourself to key principles of the digital economy, this program is for you.
 

Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Sep 15–Nov 3, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $2,800
Oct 27–Dec 8, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hourse/week $2,800
Mar 2–Apr 20, 2022 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 4-6 hours/week $2,800
See More Dates

Tracks

Strategy and Innovation

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Organizations & Leadership

- Strategy & Innovation

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$2,800