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PLM14101: Global Information Technology Outlook

World Economic Forum via Independent

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Overview

Pervasive sensing and mobile platforms, advanced algorithms, and next generation robotics are making our environments more responsive, intelligent and automated. This technological change is transforming the industry landscape as never before, and organisations need to better understand the disruption that lies ahead. This unique module will ensure you stay ahead of the curve in leveraging technological change in information technology by:

• Providing an overview of the key emerging technologies that are driving technological shifts and reshaping the social, political and economic context.

• Deepen your understanding of the capabilities being created as a result of these technological shifts, and the industry impact of these capabilities.

• Build decision-capacity to successfully combine technological disruption, societal drivers and business models for sustained growth and differentiation.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE

This course is designed for executives and professionals within accelerated leadership programmes, to enhance their strategic knowledge on the topic and provide them with continuous leadership development.

Syllabus

Week 1: Robotics

1.1 Introduction: Rodney Brooks , Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, Rethink Robotics; Technology Pioneer 2014
1.2 Tactile Robots: Gerald E. Loeb, Chief Executive Officer, Syntouch, USA; Technology Pioneer 2014
1.3 Service Robots: Henrik I. Christensen, Distinguished Professor in Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
1.4 Exoskeleton: Yoshiyuki Sankai, Chief Executive Officer, Cyberdyne, Japan; Technology Pioneer 2014
1.5 Bionic Limbs: Hugh Herr, Assistant Professor in Media Arts and Sciences and Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
1.6 Industrial Robots: Eberhard Veit, Chief Executive Officer, Festo
1.7 Conclusion: Rodney Brooks, Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, Rethink Robotics; Technology Pioneer 2014

Week 2: Artifical Intelligence

2.1 Introduction: Stuart Russell, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
2.2 Natural Language Processing: Eugene Charniak, Professor, Brown University
2.3 Common Sense Reasoning: Catherine Havasi, Chief Executive Officer, Luminoso
2.4 Anticipatory Intelligence: Timothy Tuttle , CEO and Founder, Expect Labs
2.5 Cognitive Intelligence: Ashwin Ram, Area Manager & Chief Innovation Officer, Interactive Intelligence, PARC
2.6 Machine Intelligence: Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2.7 Conclusion: Stuart Russell , Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Week 3: Big Data

3.1 Introduction: Alex Pentland, Toshiba Professor of Media, Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
3.2 Mobile Data: Nathan Eagle, Chief Executive Officer, Jana Mobile; Technology Pioneer 2014
3.3 Location Data: Michael Altendorf , Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Adtelligence, Germany; Technology Pioneer 2014
3.4 Open Data: Helen Margetts , Director and Professor, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
3.5 Conclusion: Alex Pentland, Toshiba Professor of Media, Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Week 4: Sensor Networks

4.1 Introduction: Joseph Paradiso, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4.2 Internet of Everything: Matthew Grob, Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Qualcomm
4.3 Ingestible Sensors: Andrew Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Proteus Digital Health; Technology Pioneer
4.4 Geospatial Sensor Networks: Walter S. Scott, Founder and Chief Technical Officer, DigitalGlobe; Global Growth Company
4.5 Smart Dust: Prabal Dutta, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
4.6 Smart City Networks: Carlo Ratti, Director, SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT - Departments of Urban Studies and Planning; Global Agenda Council on Urbanization
4.7 Conclusion: Joseph Paradiso , Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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