Note: This is a very hands-on program; you will learn by doing and this includes some basic coding.
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?
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
The number of Internet-connected
things will reach 50 billion by 2020.
SOURCE: CISCO SYSTEMS
In 2017, the damage caused by
cybercrime amounted to $1.4
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.
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.
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.
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:
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. 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
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 scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must receive 80 percent to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.
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.