This course may be taken individually or as part of the Professional Certificate Program in Innovation & Technology.
2020 has been a year of reckoning for humanity. In the face of the pandemic, every aspect of human life has had to be rethought in one way or another: how we live, how we learn, how we work, how we shop, and how we move. Countries, companies and individuals in the working world have had to go through a transformation—a collective Apollo 13 period that has stretched over a year—to rethink, to restructure and to retool. The 21st century, it can be said, really begins now. 2001, after all, was merely a continuation of the 90s. But the planet has just gone through a digital transformation of a scale that is hard to capture in words.
We are now tiptoeing our way into a new normal—or as the Chairman of Moderna puts it, into a new abnormal. Innovation will not anymore be an important exercise, but rather an approach to life. Fortunately, we have learned much about innovation over the last 20 years with the growth of new technologies, new business models and new approaches to continuous, dynamic shape-shifting transformation to stay abreast of the times.
The type of content you will learn in this course, whether it's a foundational understanding of the subject, the hottest trends and developments in the field, or suggested practical applications for industry.
How the course is taught, from traditional classroom lectures and riveting discussions to group projects to engaging and interactive simulations and exercises with your peers.
What level of expertise and familiarity the material in this course assumes you have. The greater the amount of introductory material taught in the course, the less you will need to be familiar with when you attend.