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,
- 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.