0555 Corporate IT II - Digital Transformation
Soheil Human, MSc.
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
10.09.2020 bis 27.11.2020
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Dienstag 01.12.2020 13:30 - 18:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 10.12.2020 13:30 - 18:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 15.12.2020 13:30 - 18:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 22.12.2020 13:30 - 18:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 19.01.2021 13:30 - 18:00 Online-Einheit

Ablauf der LV bei eingeschränktem Campusbetrieb

Considering the current developments related to COVID-19 the course will be held fully online,  if needed.

The decisions/updates as well as detailed instructions will be announced via Learn@WU platform or email.

All communications, lectures, assignments, presentations, group-works, projects, evaluations, as well as exams will be done online, if needed.

  • Course mode:
    • Distance mode (fully online)
  • Teaching/learning methods:
    • Virtual synchronous course units,
    • Self-study with literature and online resources,
    • Virtual group-works,
    • Online exams,
    • Online presentations,
    • Virtual coaching/supervision sessions (if needed)
    • ...
  • Students are expected to participate in the announced online sessions, online presentations, online exams, etc.
  • Students are expected to construct private virtual communication means for their virtual group works.
  • Students are expected to regularly check their emails as well as the course Learn@WU environment.
  • Students are expected to follow all detailed instructions related to remote teaching. 
  • The assessments will be based on the regular assessment plans (while everything will be done remotely).

Inhalte der LV

Digital Transformation (DT, or DX) is one of the most important aspects of our time. Humans (i.e. end-users, customers, employees, citizens, etc.), communities, cities, environments, governments, enterprises, corporates, industries, organisations, societies and economies are affected (transformed, reconstructed) by digital transformation.

This course covers the following topics:

  • The main concepts of digital transformation such as "digital", digitisation, and digital transformation,
  • Opportunities and challenges of digital transformation,
  • Future-ready corporates,
  • Pathways to digital transformation,
  • IT strategies, digital transformation management
  • Emerging trends and digital disruptions (e.g. Cloud Computing, 5G Mobile broadband, 3D printing, Automation and Robotics, AI and data analytics), with a focus on:
    • Internet of things (IoT), 
    • Machine learning, 
    • Cognitive computing,
    • Blockchain,
  • The European Next Generation Internet (NGI), 
  • Human-centric digital transformation, end-user empowerment, responsible computing 
  • Security, privacy, lawfulness (the GDPR, ePrivacy, etc)
  • Transparency, understandability, and accountability in digital transformation,
  • Pluralism, inclusion, and fairness in digital transformation,
  • Ethical and value-based digital transformation 
  • Actor–network, co-production, and socio-technical imaginaries in digital transformation
  • Sustainable digital transformation

A set of case studies will discuss the challenges of implementing this emerging practice.

The focus of the course is on theoretical concepts as well as practical knowledge on digital transformation. The structure, flow, modularisation of the content, and the case-based nature of the course allow the participants to engage intensively and closely with the target topics. 

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

After attending this course, students will be able to understand, describe and evaluate the state-of-the-art development in the area of digital transformation and its potential for corporates, as well as end-users, and societies.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance in class is mandatory


The module involves lectures, presentations, in-class critical discussions and debates,  in-class group works, videos, assignments, as well as group projects.

Real-world cases are debated to see how digital transformation is applied in practice.

As before-class assignments, students will receive a set of lectures and/or readings on the target digital transformation constructs each week. 

Weekly in-class presentations and debates, in-class group-works, individual and group assignments, as well as a group project will allow students to delve deeply into different DT subjects.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

  • Assignments: 30 credits
  • In class exercises: 15 credits
  • Project: 20 credits
  • Final exam: 35 credits
  • A positive score (>50%) in each of the above criteria is required for passing the course.


The scale is non-linear, representing different levels of achievement:

  • under 50 points     5 (fail)
  • under 60 points      4
  • under 75 points      3
  • under 90 points      2
  • 90 points or more   1

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

  • Courses: Course I of the SBWL: Foundations in ICT (Grundzüge der ITK) for WU students attending the specialisation - this is a fixed restriction in the SBWL that cannot be waived under any circumstances!
  • Administrative: Registration in the LPIS, attendance and participation (quiz) in the first unit

Please note:

  • The number of available places is limited and there is often a list of students waiting for free places. If you have signed up for the course and during the registration period find out you will not attend, please remove your name from the list via LPIS. This will make your place available to others.
  • The assignment of available places in the course is based on the „first-come, first-served" principle.
  • The participation in the first unit is mandatory; students who fail to come lose their place in the course. This place will be allocated to students in the waiting list who come to the first session according to the waiting list order. Students can excuse themselves from the first unit by contacting the instructor with a valid reason; they can only keep their place if the reason for missing the first unit is serious and will concern only the first unit.

Empfohlene inhaltliche Vorkenntnisse

It is recommended that you have knowledge of the use of ICT in corporate context (e.g. from the WU courses BIS I and ICT Basics).

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Lecturer:   Soheil Human


By Appointment

Room: D2.1.094 (Building D2, entrance C)

Zuletzt bearbeitet: 07.03.2021