Welcome to the future of organizations
Technology is drastically reshaping the business world. And in this world marked by tight competition, organizations are required to innovate and develop at the speed of light to remain ahead – regardless of what industry they belong to, or which countries they operate in.
This exhilarating environment requires leaders who adapt, continuously learn, and understand that technology is key to take their organizations to a more beneficial, optimized, and connected reality.
The worldwide spending on technology reached $3.360 billion in 2019.
52% of tech firms are hiring due to the need for skills in new tech.
Source: IT Industry Outlook 2020
46% of organizations agree that one of the factors that is driving tech growth is the need to reach new customers.
Source: IT Industry Outlook 2020
An online program for updating your competitive advantage
Our online program, Management of Technology: Roadmapping & Development, provides an overview of the principles, methods, and management tools for technologically enabled systems and organizations.
During the program, you will take the journey of technology through its history, its different tools and methods, its fundamental limits, and the theory and empirical evidence for technology evolution over time. All this is supported by a rich set of examples and practical exercises from aerospace and other domains such as transportation, energy, communications, agriculture, and medicine.
By the end of the program, equipped with this knowledge, you’ll be able to lead the implementation of technology in your organization.
The skills you will develop
You will learn to quantify technological progress
over time using relevant figures of merit (FOMs).
You will be able to perform a search for technologies
using a systematic scouting approach and comprehensive intellectual property (IP) search.
You will know how to map one or more technologies
to a target product and/or service of your choice and set realistic FOM-based targets.
You will understand how to quantify
the financial and societal value of a technology in its context.
You will be ready to shape the R&D strategy
and portfolio of an organization based on a set of technology roadmaps and by creating an effective environment for R&D project execution.
This program is aimed at
- CTOs, CINOs, AND LEADERS
of technological departments or projects.
- TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS
who want to obtain a broader strategic vision of technology management.
- CEOs, ENTREPRENEURS, AND FUNCTIONAL MANAGERS
who seek to create new business models and/or scale up their current operations.
(especially CTOs, CIOs).
- R+D PROJECT EXECUTIVES
and project managers.
- INDIVIDUAL ENGINEERS
who want to move up within their organizations.
- ANY ROLE
- OTHER PROFILES
that can benefit from this program: engineers, physicists, mathematicians.
Meet the Faculty of this program
PROF. OLIVIER DE WECK
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, MIT
“The design of platforms and product families is aimed at achieving long-term success and survival of companies”.
Olivier de Weck is a leader in systems engineering research. He focuses on how complex man-made systems such as aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, printers, and critical infrastructures are designed and how they evolve over time. His main emphasis is on strategic properties that have the potential to maximize lifecycle value. Since 2001 his group has developed novel quantitative methods and tools that explicitly consider manufacturability, flexibility, commonality, and sustainability among other characteristics. Prof. de Weck’s teaching emphasizes excellence, innovation, and bridging of theory and practice.
Prof. de Weck holds degrees in industrial engineering from ETH Zurich and aerospace systems engineering from MIT. Before joining MIT, he was a liaison engineer and later engineering program manager on the F/A-18 aircraft program at McDonnell Douglas.