Effective leadership to optimize product development
Large-scale organizations require effective product leaders to drive operations forward, implement blueprints, and anticipate trends in areas such as technology and manufacturing. In today’s fiercely competitive arena, with specialization and higher standards being offered at unprecedented rates to meet market demand, companies need multifaceted experts to lead the ship while ensuring distinction, quality, performance, and returns, all while fostering customer trust.
80% of those (executives) making investments are allocating resources to improving their e-commerce and shopping platforms.
Source: Deloitte 2021 Consumer Products Industry Outlook
86% of executives agree their organization must train its people to think like technologists.
Source: Technology Vision 2021 – Accenture
Product development time dropped by 30% due to the optimization of product platforms.
Blended Professional Certificate: Chief Product Officer
We are facing a rapidly changing digital landscape. The era of the Digital Transformation is upon us.
This has made us look at products differently. There is a rise in production, improvement in features, and advancement in the requirements customers desire. Now more than ever, Companies need C-level executives with strong leadership skills who can navigate complexity, leverage technologies and platforms and design trailblazing, and unique solutions.
This program will provide you with the knowledge, leadership skills, professional direction, and exclusive network required to become a successful Chief Product Officer today.
Premium Access / MIT ecosystem
Get exclusive access to networking events, live online sessions with speakers, company visits and international MIT Alumni network.
You’ll participate in sessions with a career advancement coach who will guide you towards your goals and prepare you for new and exciting challenges.
Digital Pathway Access
You’ll have access to a gallery of webinars on all topics and in many languages, as well as be invited to attend upcoming live webinars and stay up to date with fourth industrial revolution trends.
To be considered as an eligible candidate, please proceed with the following steps:
Throughout this professional program, you will:
Develop the necessary leadership skills with the vision needed to address the innovation processes of organizations.
Develop a kit for innovating, incorporating the strategies and tools needed to transform hunches into real-world impact.
Learn about the main methods and tools used in the design of product families and identify and prioritize solutions for complex problems.
Learn how to design and develop effective digital platforms in order to build loyal consumer bases and differentiated products.
This Blended Professional Certificate: Chief Product Officer is designed for
- Directors, VP, and entrepreneurs responsible for product management, product engineering, innovation, or marketing
- Current product leaders and aspiring C-suite executives who want to keep up to date in trends on product management and innovation.
- Senior executives looking to align product strategy with business strategy and understand the implications of technology on the product portfolio.
Participants are required to have:
- A minimum of ten years of experience working in a managerial position
- At least 3 years of experience managing projects related to technology, innovation, or business development
- International experience is appreciated
Meet the instructors of this program
Listed in alphabetical order
- Dr. Cameron teaches the subject of System Architecture for the “System Design and Management”, where he has trained over 500 students.
- Dr. Cameron´s teaching at Sloan Executive Education has been rated as the highest level of Executive Education program at MIT for several years.
- In addition, he is the Faculty Director of MIT´s online certificate “Architecture and System Engineering”, which has trained more than 5,300 participants.
He has applied these methods, often with industry partners, to a range of products and industries, including pavements, buildings, automobiles, electronics, consumer goods, and waste treatment and recovery. Gregory earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Montana State University, and an MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT.
In 2006, she published the book Service Leadership—The Quest for Competitive Advantage, along with Judith Strother. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where her major focus was on service orientation and management. She also holds an MSc in Technical and Professional Communication from Florida Institute of Technology.
- Prof. Gronfeldt received her Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from LSE.
- She has been a member of the Board of Directors at Össur since 2008.
- She published the book Service Leadership—The Quest for Competitive Advantage, along with Judith Strother in 2006.
A former professor of management, Dr. Niño has published works on leadership, ethics, corporate culture, and the development of professional management skills. He has conducted research in cutting-edge technology environments and is currently interested in researching how leadership develops among engineers and in engineering organizations. Dr. Niño has taught leadership since 1998 at the undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and executive/professional levels.
He is currently a founding officer of the Leadership Development Division of the American Society for Engineering Education and advises professionals and executives on leadership and development issues.
He holds a PhD in management from the University of Texas, Austin, where he also studied for his Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Master of Arts.
Furthermore, Olivetti’s research addresses improving the sustainability of materials through increased use of recycled and renewable materials, recycling-friendly material design, and intelligent waste disposition and understanding the implications of substitution, dematerialization, and waste mining on materials markets.
Olivetti is a part of MIT’s Climate Nucleus, a committee established to address MIT's ambitious new plan, “Fast Forward: MIT’s Climate Action Plan for the Decade.” Furthermore, she is the founder of The Olivetti Group, which focuses on quantifying the impact of and providing strategies for increasing the resource, economic, and environmental effectiveness of materials in the context of rapidly expanding global markets.
Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and teaches MIT courses in cyber security, engineering, blockchain and data science. He has been involved in developing educational software for Microsoft and establishing the Accenture Technology Academy. He has produced over 150 educational videos, has 10 years of experience with learning management systems and has made deployments in the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Since 2001, de Weck’s group has developed original quantitative methods and tools that explicitly consider manufacturability, flexibility, commonality, and sustainability, among other characteristics. De Weck’s teaching emphasizes excellence, innovation, and the irrefutable bridge between theory and practice.
- De Weck holds a degree in industrial engineering from ETH Zurich and an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT.
- He earned his Ph.D. in aerospace systems from MIT.
- De Weck was an engineering program manager on the F/A-18 aircraft program at McDonnell Douglas.
He is author and coauthor of more than 250 articles in journals and conferences. Professor Williams teaches courses on the basics of programming, modern software development, the architecture of web, cloud and blockchain systems. In addition, he holds a BSc in Physics from Oxford University, an MSc in Physics from UCLA, and a PhD from the University of Swansea.