Artificial intelligence has captured the attention of business people, scientists, and engineers worldwide. Across industries leaders are seeking ways to create value through machine learning and other frontier technologies.
Companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Alibaba have made commercial strides into AI—from smart bots to facial recognition to semantic analysis. Others like GE and Siemens are dedicating a large share of R&D to the AI-fueled industrial Internet.
If framed correctly, the opportunities for smart applications...
With the developments of the world economy becoming ever more unpredictable, there is not only a need for executives to have a good idea what is happening around us right now—they need to also think about how the future could unfold, strategically. Even though this course is by no account claiming to be a crystal ball, it seeks to help executives and professionals gain a clearer understanding of the latest economic, social, and technological affairs happening around us. It is intended to build economic strategic thinking, grounded on competitiveness studies and social progress.
Detecting new growth opportunities as they emerge is the key to securing a competitive edge in fast-expanding markets. But how do you forecast where the next wave of growth will occur? Most marketing analysts rely on traditional macroeconomic data like population trends, urbanization ratios, and purchasing power. While this may be effective in slow-moving markets, new business opportunities are often localized and thus overlooked in competitive economies.
How we explore the challenges we face is often framed by the approaches and strategies we use to examine them. This course in systems thinking assesses system behaviors by examining the entire system—including human, political, community, resource, environmental, and social processes—to get a holistic view into how organizations and individuals often look at the world, assess problems, and invent solutions. And since the way systems are designed determines outcomes, we also look at the intended and unintended consequences of various actions. Using nonlinear thinking to complement our typical... Read more about MGMT E-5012 The Art and Practice of Systems Thinking