PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN

Digital Transformation

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START
February 22nd, 2022
DURATION
9 months
COMMITMENT
8-10 hours a week
CEUs
31.6
LANGUAGE
English
FORMAT
Online
PRICE
$12,750 USD
CANDIDACY FEE
$150 USD

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN

Digital Transformation

Download brochureRegister
START
February 22nd, 2022
DURATION
9 months
COMMITMENT
8-10 hours a week
CEUs
31.6
LANGUAGE
English
FORMAT
Online
PRICE
$12,750 USD
CANDIDACY FEE
$150 USD

The digital transformation, a 360-degree impact

Constant evolution is one of the most important features of the times we live in and, as expected, it has fully affected the business world. Now, cultural richness and diversity is more present than ever, mastery of the latest technologies is key to making a difference, and the existence of leaders with global vision and the ability to inspire others plays a crucial role in determining the success of a project.

The transformation resulting from technological change has a strong impact on organizations at the cultural level as well, as it makes it essential for management to acquire a mentality of continuous innovation and important leadership skills, both to develop and retain talent, and to create high-performance teams with a strong capacity to adapt.

23%

The most digitally developed companies are 23% more profitable than their less developed counterparts.

Source: MIT

89%

89% of all companies have already adopted a digital priority business strategy or plan to do so.

Source: IDG

87%

87% of companies think that digital will affect their industry, but only 44% are prepared for a possible digital disruption.

Source: Deloitte

An online Professional Certificate Program to master all aspects of change

This Professional Certificate Program in Digital Transformation prepares participants to understand the new digital paradigm that presents the technological revolution we are currently living in, as well as the key technologies behind that revolution. It has been designed with a holistic point of view and considering the possible applications in different industries, sectors and types of organizations; and its practical approach is aimed at participants becoming an active part of the change.

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The Learning Journey

For nine months, and in a completely online format, we guide participants through the five courses that will influence and help them carry out their own digital evolution:

The skills you will develop

By studying and passing the five courses that are part of the Professional Certificate in Digital Transformation, you will be able to develop:

Technological Skills

Human Skills

1.

You will learn about the five technologies that are transforming our societies

and how they are doing it: Blockchain, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Cybersecurity.

2.

You will understand the current transformation of the manufacturing sector

and the opportunities created by new technologies.

1.

You will understand the context of globalization

to which we are exposed in order to be able to operate in this new culture of innovation.

3.

You will become familiar with Cloud Computing and DevOps

to analyze how best to leverage their potential for secure and affordable software design and efficient technology operations.

4.

You will develop a deeper insight

into the fundamentals of Blockchain and its practical applications.

2.

You will learn to combine technical excellence

with great interpersonal and leadership skills.

5.

You will discover how to make reliable decisions

based on data and reduce the spaces of uncertainty and arbitrariness with Machine Learning.

6.

You will learn how to develop and design efficient platforms and product families,

both digital and non-digital, in order to optimize the processes in your organization.

Human Skills

1.

You will understand the context of globalization

to which we are exposed in order to be able to operate in this new culture of innovation.

2.

You will learn to combine technical excellence

with great interpersonal and leadership skills.

In addition, you will receive a Certificate of Completion

All participants who successfully complete all five courses will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion for each module and, in addition, an MIT Professional Education certification covering all five modules.

Those who complete this Professional Certificate Program will be able to earn 31.6 MIT CEUs*.

* A CEU is a unit of credit equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an accredited program for professionals.

This Professional Certificate Program is aimed at

  • PROFESSIONALS WITH LEADERSHIP SKILLS,
    who seek to have a successful impact in innovation processes in their organizations.
  • CTOs, CInOs AND TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS
    who wish to gain a broader strategic vision of how core technologies can transform their business operations.
  • CEOs, GENERAL DIRECTORS AND OTHER EXECUTIVES OR FUNCTIONAL MANAGERS
    in technical areas of companies that are undergoing digital transformation processes and want to create new business models and optimize their current operations.
  • ENTREPRENEURS OF TECHNOLOGICAL STARTUPS
    with an innovative vocation.
  • ANY PROFESSIONAL
    who wants to understand the benefits and opportunities that cultural diversity, leadership in innovation and the latest technologies offer for the digital transformation in their organization.

Meet the Faculty of this program*

*Faculty are listed in alphabetical order 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MIT PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Bhaskar Pant

"At MIT Professional Education we strive to make our knowledge available to as many people as possible, from anywhere in the world, with different experiences".

Bhaskar Pant is the executive director of MIT Professional education, the branch of MIT that provides technology professionals access to MIT knowledge. Under his direction, the MIT Professional Education offering has grown considerably, as have corporate relationships and its global reach, as professionals from more than 120 different countries participate in the classroom, internationals and, recently, also in those launched in online and mixed formats. The courses, which cover such cutting-edge areas as big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT), combined with other professional development courses in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship, have benefited thousands of professionals worldwide.

Mr. Pant was part of the “The Future of Education at MIT” team, created by the MIT President, and contributed specifically to the work of the subcommittee that was responsible for “opening the doors of MIT to the world”. Building on Mr. Pant’s initiative, whose objective was to expand globally, MIT Professional Education offers short programs in an increasing number of regions in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. Prior to joining MIT, Mr. Pant held important leadership positions in education and corporate companies around the world.

PROGRAMS: Cultural Awareness

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MIT.NANO

Dr. Brian W. Anthony

"Using technology to refine the manufacturing process allows us to offer better products in the market, faster and more economically".

Dr. Anthony is director of the MIT Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Program, co-director of the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center and deputy director of the MIT Skoltech Initiative. He possesses more than 20 years of product realization experience and has won an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his innovations in broadcast technology. Dr. Anthony designs instruments and techniques to monitor and control physical systems. His work involves the analysis and the design of systems. He also uses mechanical, electrical and optical engineering as well as computer science and optimization to develop solutions.

Dr. Anthony´s research revolves around the design of instruments and techniques for measuring and controlling complex physical systems and includes the development of instruments and measurement solutions for manufacturing, medical diagnostics, and imaging diagnostics. In addition to his academic work, he has extensive experience in market-driven technological innovation, product development and entrepreneurship, and marketing at the point where information technology and advanced manufacturing come into contact. As a teacher, his main interests are the modeling of large-scale systems in a variety of areas involving decision making and the development of optimization algorithms and software useful for analyzing and designing these types of systems. He is an expert in market-driven technological innovations, as well as in entrepreneurship.

PROGRAMS: Beyond IoT · Smart Manufacturing

PROFESSOR OF AERONAUTICS, ASTRONAUTICS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AT MIT

Prof. Olivier de Weck

"The design of platforms and product families is aimed at achieving long-term success and survival of companies".

Olivier de Weck was born in Switzerland and has a degree in industrial engineering from the ETH Zurich and in aerospace systems engineering from MIT. Prior to joining MIT, he was an engineering liaison and later director of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 aircraft engineering program.

Professor De Weck is a leader in systems engineering research. He focuses on the design of complex man-made systems, such as aircraft, spacecraft, cars, printers and critical infrastructure, and on their evolution. His main focus is on strategic properties that have the potential to maximize life cycle value. Since 2001, his group has developed new methods and quantitative tools that explicitly consider production, flexibility, common features and sustainability, among other characteristics. Professor De Weck’s teaching emphasizes excellence, innovation, and the combination of theory and practice.

PROGRAMS: Designing Product Families

SENIOR LECTURER AT MIT

Dr. David Niño

"Leaders learn to find important problems but define them in such a way that allows a team to come together to solve them".

David Niño teaches in the Bernard M. Gordon Engineering Leadership Program at MIT. Previously, he was Professor of Engineering Leadership Practice and Management at Rice University. During this tenure, he led the creation of the first four-year certificate in engineering leadership and was director of Rice Leadership, the university’s leadership development program.

A former professor of management, Dr. Niño has published 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 professional and executives on leadership and development issues.

He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Texas, Austin, where he also studied his Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration and his Master of Arts.

PROGRAMS: Leadership in Innovation

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MIT'S GEOSPACIAL DATA CENTER

Dr. Abel Sanchez

"Five technologies are redefining both the way we make our products and the types of opportunities that exist in the marketplace".

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. 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.

PROGRAMS: Digital Transformation · Cloud & DevOps · Blockchain

PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE AT MIT

Devavrat Shah

"When it comes to moving from data to decisions in our companies, Machine Learning can help us".

Devavrat Shah is Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of MIT. He is director of the Statistics and Data Science Center, Institute for Data, Systems and Society. He is a member of MIT´s LIDS, CSAIL and ORC.

Currently, his research is focused on the development of large-scale machine learning algorithms for unstructured data, especially those related to society. He has contributed to the development of “gossip” protocols and message passing algorithms for statistical inference that have become a mainstay of modern distributed data processing systems.

His work is widely recognized and, therefore, Devavrat has been awarded with prizes for his contributions to machine learning, operations research and computer science, in addition to the Erlang award in 2010, given by INFORMS Applied Probability Society. This award is given twice a year to a brilliant young researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to applied probability. He is a distinguished young alumnus of his alma mater, the IIT Bombay.

He is co-founder of Celect, Inc., whose goal is to help retailers make decisions by accurately predicting consumer choices based on omnichannel data. Nike bought Celect Inc. in August 2019. It´s work has featured in important publications like the NY Times, Forbes, Wired and Reditt.

PROGRAMS: Machine Learning

DIRECTOR OF MIT'S GEOSPACIAL DATA CENTER

Prof. John R. Williams

"Once you climb that first mountain of knowledge, you will be able to teach yourself many things".

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 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.

PROGRAMS: Digital Transformation · Cloud & DevOps · Blockchain

Discover the experience of our participants

Learn about the admission process

1

Fill out the application form, completing the required information about your academic and work profile, and telling us your motivation for the certificate.

2

Pay the candidacy fee of $150 USD (non-refundable).

3

After receipt of the candidacy fee, you will receive a call from the Admissions Team for a telephone interview.

4

The Admissions Committee will evaluate your application, taking into account your academic and work profile, and your motivation for the certificate.

5

We will inform you of the result within 2 working days after the interview.

6

If you are accepted, you will be able to make the payment through the secure Flywire platform. Your place will be reserved for one week from the moment that acceptance is confirmed.

7

Your place will be definitively confirmed when we receive your payment.

8

You will receive a welcome email with the next steps.

9

And finally, you will be part of this transformative journey.

Are you ready to take the reins of the digital transformation?

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