DEADLINE EXTENDED

DURATION

6 weeks, online
excluding orientation
4-6 hours per week

PROGRAM FEES

Note: This is a very hands-on program; you will learn by doing and this includes some basic coding.

A Digital Revolution Is Underway

In a rapidly expanding digital marketplace, how can we stay on top of rapid—and sometimes radical—change? How can we position our organizations to take advantage of new technologies? How can we track and combat the security threats facing all of us as we are swept forward into the future?

$2.1 Trillion

Global spending on technologies and services enabling digital transformation will reach $2.1 trillion by 2021—double that of 2016, the start of the forecast period.

SOURCE: IDC

50 Billion

The number of Internet-connected
things will reach 50 billion by 2020.

SOURCE: CISCO SYSTEMS

$1.4 Billion

In 2017, the damage caused by
cybercrime amounted to $1.4
billion USD.

SOURCE: STATISTA.COM

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Who is this Program for

Professionals in traditional companies as well as entrepreneurs seeking to harness the opportunities afforded by new technologies will learn about the five biggest drivers of change: Blockchain, Cloud, AI, IoT, and Cybersecurity, instilling confidence to navigate the digital frontier.

Participants come from a wide range of industries and roles:

  • Managing Director, IT Services
  • Project Manager, Telecom.
  • Managing Principal, Consulting
  • Sales Lead, IT Services
  • Sr. Director, Digital Svs.
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Head of Finance, Banking
  • Global Client Lead, Media
  • Operations Manager, IT Services

Your Learning Journey

This online program takes you through the fundamentals of digital technologies that are transforming our world today. Led by MIT faculty at the forefront of data science, participants will learn the history and application of the five most transformative technologies: blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity.

VIDEO LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS

VIDEO LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS

Each module includes a series of video lectures by MIT faculty, accompanied by more informal discussions on select topics.

DEMONSTRATIONS AND INTERACTIVE ASSIGNMENTS

DEMONSTRATIONS AND INTERACTIVE ASSIGNMENTS

Demonstrations and online exercises accompany each module. These serve to illustrate key concepts, such as blockchain creation, password fallibility, understanding algorithms, and cloud infrastructure.

PEER DISCUSSION GROUPS

PEER DISCUSSION GROUPS

Discussion boards are an integral part of each module and provide a forum where participants can interact, share ideas, and ask questions.

LIVE Q&A SESSIONS

LIVE Q&A SESSIONS

Live webinars with MIT faculty provide opportunity for additional instruction as well as Q&A sessions for the group.

Program Modules

  • Module 1: Blockchain Foundations
  • Module 2: Blockchain Applications
  • Module 3: Cloud
  • Module 4: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work
  • Module 5: The Internet of Things
  • Module 6: Cybersecurity

PROGRAM OUTLINE

What You’ll Learn

Application Exercises

MIT's motto of "Mens et Manus"—or Minds and Hands—fully applies to this program. You will learn by doing. Here are some examples:

  • Use the MetaMask plugin to conduct transactions with Ether, a cryptocurrency
  • Deploy a simple contract to the Etherium blockchain
  • Create a repository in GitHub, a platform for managing software development
  • Create your own webpage on a custom domain and set up the Cloud server
  • Demonstration of how machine learning algorithms can help make decisions involving incomplete and complex data
  • Discussion of how IoT can be applied to the supply chain

Industry Examples

Digital transformation has touched nearly every corner of modern life. Industries used to illustrate concepts in this online program include:

Banking
Medical
Entrepreneurial Ventures
Manufacturing
Education
Cybersecurity
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Program Faculty

Dr. John R. Williams
Dr. John R. Williams
Professor of Information Engineering and Director
of MIT's Geospatial Data Center

Dr. John Williams holds a BA in physics from Oxford University, an MS in Physics from UCLA, and a Ph.D. from Swansea University. His area of specialty is large scale computer analysis applied to both physical systems and to information.

Professor Williams is internationally recognized in the field of computational algorithms for large-scale particle simulators and has authored two books and over 150 publications. For the past eight years, his research has focused on architecting of large scale
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Dr. Abel Sanchez
Dr. Abel Sanchez
Research Scientist and Executive Director of MIT's
Geospatial Data Center

Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the Executive Director of MIT's Geospatial Data Center, architect of "The Internet of Things" global network, and architect of data analytics platforms for SAP, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Shell, Exxon Mobil, and Altria. In cyber security, Dr. Sanchez architected impact analysis of large-scale cyber-attacks designing Cyber Ranges for the Department of Defense (DOD).

In password security, Dr. Sanchez led the design of a password firewall (negative authentication) for the Intelligence Advanced
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Certificate

Digital Transformation: From AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity

Certificate

Get recognized! Upon successful completion of the program, MIT Professional Education grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must receive 80 percent to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

Participants will be awarded 3.6 continuing education units towards professional development.

EARN YOUR CERTIFICATE

MIT Professional Education Fire Hydrant Award

It is part of the MIT culture for students and faculty to immerse themselves in their studies and research. Attending MIT is often likened to "drinking from a fire hose" of information. For those participants who display extraordinary efforts in exhibiting that MIT ethos and demonstrate leadership by going above and beyond in their program participation, they’ll be considered to receive the coveted MIT Professional Education Fire Hydrant Award. This award can be displayed in professional bios, such as on LinkedIn. Decisions are made by MIT faculty and the program team based on active participation and behaviors that exemplify leadership and contribution to the overall program experience for the cohort.

Note: After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate of completion will be E-mailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of MIT Professional Education.

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