The relevance of Digital Transformation Today
The digital economy is immersed in a rapid evolution which affects every aspect of our lives, and this is only the beginning of an accelerating advancement.
This situation has carried professionals to a position with a lack of answers, which creates difficulties in maintaining updates and leading change in organizations.
- How can professionals stay ahead in an ever-expanding digital marketplace?
- How can organizations take advantage of new technologies?
- How can we combat the security threats we face on our way to the future?
59% of hiring managers say the rise of AI will have a substantial or transformational impact on the types of skills their companies need.
45% of organizations reported a positive business impact and a greater profits due to transformation efforts.
76% of executives agree that organizations need to drastically redesign the experiences that unite technology and people in more human-centered ways.
An online course to elevate digital strategies
The online course Digital Transformation: From AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity by MIT Professional Educations analyzes the history of these innovative technologies and prepares participants to successfully and practically take on digital transformation in a professional environment.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Internet of Things (IoT)
Participants will become familiar with these technologies that are currently opening the doors to the digital transformation, guided by two MIT professors and leaders in the field.
The skills abilities that you will develop:
Mastery of blockchain technology,
and familiarizing yourself with intelligent transactions and contracts via Ethereum.
Understanding the architecture of the cloud
and deep knowledge of GitHub in order to gain the maximum benefits of your platforms and tools.
Put into practice the acquired knowledge
to create a WebSocket chat application
Participation in the debate
regarding potential uses of the Internet of Things (IoT) applied to the business field.
Discovery of the long transformative legacy
that artificial intelligence is leaving on industry and education.
Analysis of access to your private data
during web navigation with the knowledge of detection and defense against the main threats against cybersecurity.
This course is directed toward:
- TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS
who want to understand and participate in digital transformation processes in their departments.
- CEOS, MANAGERS, AND OTHER DIRECTORS
who lead organizations and teams whose responsibilities lie where business and technology intersect.
- OTHER TECHNICAL PROFILES
who are interested in the fundamentals and the potential of these new technologies.
- ALL PROFESSIONALS
who want to spearhead new projects and introduce further innovations within their organizations.
There are no prerequisites to complete this program, however it is recommended to have a general understanding of the digital technologies entailed.
Meet the instructors of this course
Listed in alphabetical order
DR. ABEL SANCHEZ
Executive Director of the MIT Geospatial Data Center
“We cannot think in terms of either/or when it comes to human intelligence versus artificial intelligence. We must achieve a fusion of both.’’
Dr. Sanchez is the architect of the global network “The Internet of Things” and data analysis platforms for SAP, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Shell, Exxon Mobil and Altria. In cyber security, he has developed cyber-attack impact analyses for the U.S. Department of Defense and a password firewall for the IARPA.
Dr. Sanchez holds a Ph.D. 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.
PROF. JOHN R. WILLIAMS
Director of the MIT Geospatial Data Center
“There is not one technology that dominates the current landscape, all of them complement each other to provide data and lead change in companies”.
Professor John R. Williams’ research focuses on the development and application of computing algorithms in distributed cyberphysical systems. He was director of the Auto-ID Laboratory, where the Internet of Things was invented. He is considered, along with Bill Gates and Larry Ellison, one of the 50 most powerful people in “Computer Networks”.
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 the blockchain systems.
Senior Director of Delivery Management, EPAM Systems
In a modern world it’s difficult to stay on the top of all of the latest trends, understand the idea behind them and their practical applications. This course helped me to systematize my knowledge, covered the gaps that I had and allowed me to look at things from different angle.
Digital Transformation: From AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity