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Beginner Level

Some familiarity with business is helpful, but not required.

Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2 hours per week for weeks 1 - 3 ,and 3 hours of work for week 4...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic...

What you will learn

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    The underlying economics of innovation, technology, and market disruptions

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    The pros and cons of current digital technologies driving advancement

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    How to utilize BCG's digital transformation framework as a "how-to" for digitizing your organization

Skills you will gain

Technology DisruptionDigital TrendsCompetitive LifecycleDigital StrategyStrategic Management
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Some familiarity with business is helpful, but not required.

Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2 hours per week for weeks 1 - 3 ,and 3 hours of work for week 4...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

How Technology Changes Business

The exponential rate at which technology is evolving creates an imperative for organizations to deconstruct their value chain to gain a competitive advantage. This week, we'll discuss three fundamental laws about how digital information can be processed, communicated, and stored. Then we'll look at how the exponential rate of technological change is driving changes in the industry. You'll also hear from the executive leadership of Pitney Bowes about their ongoing adaptation and transformation of their business....
Reading
10 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Week 1 Introduction2m
Exponential Evolution of Technology11m
Deconstruction of the Value Chain9m
Interview with Philip Evans on Deconstruction7m
Technology Makes the Difference10m
Digital Transformation at Pitney Bowesm
Interview with Pitney Bowes CEO, Marc Lautenbach12m
Interview with Pitney Bowes Executive Vice President & President of Commerce Services, Lila Snyder8m
Week 1 Conclusion2m
Reading2 readings
Course Overview & Requirements10m
Survey10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Technology Laws of Business Disruption8m
Week 1 Quiz: Technology Laws of Business Disruption10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The Mechanics of Disruption

Disruption is not new, and we can learn from the past how to thrive given the constant disruptions that are the hallmark of the digital age. This week, we will explore the foundations of digital transformation and the nature of the competitive life cycle. We will look at the underlying economics of innovation and technological change. Finally we will explore incumbency and the economics of innovation through the lens of digital transformation....
Reading
10 videos (Total 59 min), 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
A Historical Perspective6m
Disruption Is Not New Part I5m
Disruption Is Not New Part II9m
Environmental Analysis & the Competitive Life Cycle6m
The Competitive Life Cycle in Detail6m
The Liability of Incumbency8m
The Economics of Innovation9m
A Portfolio View3m
Week 2 Conclusion1m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Understanding the Context14m
Practice Quiz: Winning in the Digital Age6m
Week 2 Quiz on Foundations of Digital Transformation25m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Digital Trends Past and Future

Change as a constant has never been truer than with digital transformations. This week we will look at the key drivers of digital transformation, opportunities they have already established and the challenges they bring. Then we will explore emerging trends and technologies, what is possible/likely in the future, and currently what we're seeing in practice....
Reading
20 videos (Total 144 min), 5 quizzes
Video20 videos
Big Data Part I6m
Big Data Part II6m
Interview with John Rose on Trust11m
Shift to the Cloud Part I5m
Shift to the Cloud Part II5m
Internet of Things10m
Additive Manufacturing Part I4m
Additive Manufacturing Part II6m
Cyber Security Part I8m
Cyber Security Part II5m
Artificial Intelligence Part I7m
Artificial Intelligence Part II7m
Blockchain Part I8m
Blockchain Part II8m
Interview with Nicolas Harlé on Blockchain8m
Combination of Trends9m
Tour Through BCG's Innovation Center for Operations12m
Interview with Moundir Rachidi on Industry 4.06m
Week 3 Conclusion2m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Drivers of Digital Transformation6m
Practice Quiz: Opportunities and Challenges6m
Practice Quiz: Emerging Trends and Technologies6m
Practice Quiz: Emerging Trends and Technologies2m
Week 3 Quiz: High-profile Digital Technologies20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Your Path to Digital Transformation

During Week 4 we tackle the "how" of digital transformation. We approach this challenge using BCG's proprietary framework, which provides a practical strategic model for moving from a legacy to a digitized business. We'll explain the framework's fundamental duality and the different enablers of digital transformation....
Reading
20 videos (Total 161 min), 4 quizzes
Video20 videos
Interview with Tom Reichert on the Framework10m
Strategy Driven by Digital13m
Digitize the Core Part I8m
Digitize the Core Part II5m
Interview with Antoine Gourévitch on Digitization9m
New Digital Growth Part I6m
New Digital Growth Part II6m
Innovation & UVA's i.Lab8m
People & Organization11m
Interview with Martin Danoesastro on Agile @ Scale8m
Data & Analytics Part I2m
Data & Analytics Part II11m
Data & Analytics at London's Heathrow Airport10m
Technology12m
Interview with Stefan Mohr on Technology10m
Ecosystems10m
Interview with Ralf Dreischmeier on Success Factors of Digital Transformation4m
Week 4 Conclusion3m
Course Conclusion1m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Layer 1: Strategy Palette2m
Practice Quiz on Layer 2: The Fundamental Duality10m
Practice Quiz on Layer 3: The Core Enablers8m
Week 4 Quiz: Your Path to Digital Transformation20m

Instructors

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Michael Lenox

Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer
Darden School of Business
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Amane Dannouni

Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, Singapore
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Sonja Rueger

Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group
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Ching Fong Ong

Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

About BCG

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with offices in more than 90 cities in 50 countries. For more information, please visit bcg.com....

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