November 28, 2018
2 months, online
6-8 hours per week
Note: No previous programming or software development experience is necessary to benefit from this online program.
In a rapidly expanding digital marketplace, legacy companies without a clear digital transformation strategy are being left behind. 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?
Global spending on digitaltransformation technologies will reach $1.3 trillion in 2018.
The number of Internet-connected thingswill reach 50 billion by 2020.
SOURCE: CISCO SYSTEMS
In 2017, the damaged caused bycybercrime amounted to $1.4 billion USD.
This online program takes you through the fundamentals of digital technologies transforming our world today. Led by MIT faculty at the forefront of data science, participants will learn the history and application of transformative technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, IoT, and cybersecurity as well as the implications of employing—or ignoring—digitalization.
Each module includes a series of video lectures by MIT faculty, accompanied by more informal discussions on select topics.
Demonstrations and online exercises accompany each module. These serve to illustrate key concepts, such as blockchain creation, password fallibility, understanding algorithms, and cloud infrastructure.
Discussion boards are an integral part of each module and provide a forum where participants can interact, share ideas, and ask questions.
Live webinars with MIT faculty provide opportunity for additional instruction as well as Q&A sessions for the group.
Digital transformation has touched nearly every corner of modern life. Industries used to illustrate concepts in this online program include:
BANKING: Will cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology help prevent bank crises and defaults?
MEDICAL: Explore how the Internet of Things can control global supply chains and detect counterfeit drugs.
ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES: How has Everything as a Service (EaaS) revolutionized the startup and how can traditional enterprises compete?
MANUFACTURING: How will machine learning and blockchain technology influence supply chain management?
EDUCATION: Will machine learning and AI change the way we learn and teach language?
CYBERSECURITY: Watch a demonstration on how cybercriminals crack passwords and learn how you can protect yourself.
Dr. John Williams holds a BA in Physics from Oxford University, an MS in Physics from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Numerical Methods from University of Wales, Swansea. His research focuses on the application of large-scale computation to problems in cyber-physical security and energy studies. He is director of MIT's Geospatial Data Center and from 2006-2012, he was Director of the MIT Auto-ID Laboratory, which invented the Internet of Things.
He is author or co-author of over 200 journal and conference papers, as well as the book, RFID Technology and Applications. Alongside Bill Gates and Larry Ellison, he was named as one of the 50 most powerful people in Computer Networks.
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
Get recognized! Upon successful completion of the program, MIT Professional Education grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 80% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.EARN CERTIFICATE
It’s said that studying with MIT is like drinking from a fire hose—intense, yet immensely satisfying. For those participants who demonstrate leadership by going above and beyond in the program, they’ll receive the coveted Fire Hydrant Award. This award can be displayed in professional bios, such as on LinkedIn. Decisions are made by MIT program faculty and facilitators based on participation and behaviors that exemplify exceptional leadership and contribution to the overall program experience for the cohort.
Note: After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed 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.