The current complexities of technology implementation
Effective technology implementation requires careful planning, evaluation, and management to ensure that you incorporate the disruptive technologies that will benefit your organization the most, keeping in mind your workforce, product or service, and goals. By applying data analysis and theory, elaborating technology roadmaps, and examining reskilling and upskilling solutions, business leaders can enhance the decision-making process for new investments and ensure that every aspect of a business is optimized in the process of implementing new tech.
As these new, disruptive technologies trigger the seismic shifts currently affecting multiple industries around the globe, organizations are constantly looking to incorporate the latest developments and maximize efficiency. And as technology evolves at a faster-than-ever pace, these momentous changes reiterate the need for decision-makers to carefully place their strategic bets, lead their teams effectively, and leverage all available data to achieve their goals.
An online Professional Certificate Program to evaluate, incorporate, and manage new technology
This Professional Certificate Program in Strategic Technology Roadmapping and Innovation is a technical program with an emphasis on:
strategic technological leadership
This all-encompassing program incorporates a wide range of expertise and skills to strategically boost innovation in your organization, including technology forecasting and roadmapping, innovation management, and the use of data analysis to enhance the decision-making process behind tech investment and design. You will discover how these disciplines converge to guide you toward developing more efficient business operations.
The Learning Journey
In this six-month online program, participants will explore these four courses in-depth to discover how to prepare their organizations for their own technological transformation:
Management of Technology:
Roadmapping & Development
Management of Technology:
Strategy & Portfolio Analysis
Data-driven Frameworks and Theory
Leadership & Innovation
The skills you will develop
By more effectively uniting the disciplines of innovation, technology, and workforce management under a single directive, professionals will be able to lead their teams and organizations to successfully select, deploy, and manage technology. In this Professional Certificate Program, you will be able to:
Quantify technological progress over time
using relevant figures of merit (FOMs), map one or more technologies to a target product and/or service of their choice, and set realistic FOM-based targets.
Shape the R&D strategy and portfolio
of an organization based on a set of technology roadmaps along with the creation of an environment conducive to R&D project execution.
Leverage both the theory and data analysis-based insights
into technological, innovation-related outcomes to improve investment and design choices.
Establish a clear vision of their strengths and goals
as a leader while contemplating the full range of impacts that leadership can have on innovation.
Discover how to create, communicate, and solve problems
in an innovative way that fosters an environment of creativity and innovation.
This Professional Certificate Program is designed for (but not limited to)
- C-SUITE—INCLUDING CTOs AND CINOs—AND LEADERS OF TECHNOLOGICAL DEPARTMENTS OR PROJECTS
who need to understand the evolution of technology and optimal technology management for their organizations.
- TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS
wishing to discover how the methods and tools of technology management can transform their business operations.
- CEOs, ENTREPRENEURS, AND FUNCTIONAL MANAGERS
looking to create new business models and/or scale up their current operations.
- R&D PROJECT EXECUTIVES AND PROJECT MANAGERS
seeking to understand the benefits and opportunities that technology offers their organization and its digital transformation.
Experience is beneficial but not required.
Meet the Faculty of this 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.
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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.
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Trancik received her B.S. from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. She is currently an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute, and was formerly at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and at WSP International/UNOPS (now Interpeace) in Geneva.
Learn about the admission process
Fill out the application form, completing the required information about your academic and work profile, and telling us your motivation for the certificate.
Pay the candidacy fee of $150 USD (non-refundable).
After receipt of the candidacy fee, you will receive a call from the Admissions Team for a telephone interview.
The Admissions Committee will evaluate your application, taking into account your academic and work profile, and your motivation for the certificate.
We will inform you of the result within 2 working days after the interview.
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.
Your place will be definitively confirmed when we receive your payment.
You will receive a welcome email with the next steps.
And finally, you will be part of this transformative journey.