Digital Technology and Innovation

Look at digital technology and innovation from the perspective of a chief information officer (CIO). Learn about Agile frameworks, cybersecurity and risk management, IT investments, and vendor management.

Prerequisites: None 12 Weeks 8 – 10 Hours per week recommended

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About this course

In developing the digital ecosystem, a CIO adds value by strategically infusing business with innovative digital technologies. This requires an understanding of the range of technologies that are transforming the way business is done. Additionally, a successful CIO must be able to manage the adoption, implementation, and diffusion of tech within an organization. This includes analyzing the role of innovation and executing change strategies.

This course helps prepare professionals for digital transformation skills at the intersection of business and technology.Cloud computing is a foundational capability for success in business information systems. To be adaptable in the digital environment, businesses need agility, scale, and operating flexibility. Cloud computing applications can fulfill these needs. In this course, you will explore components of network architecture, virtualization, cloud computing models, deployment on the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Enroll now to learn the advantages of cloud computing in a business environment and the impact of cloud computing on information technology.

What you’ll learn

  • The role of the CIO
  • Key topics in IT management, including management of IT investments, IT portfolios, vendors, talent, and organizational change
  • IT project management including the role of Agile frameworks
  • Cybersecurity and risk management
  • Enterprise data management, business analytics, and machine learning
  • The role of emerging technologies. such as blockchain and distributed trust, artificial intelligence, and robotic process automation

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

Meet Your Instructors

Bipin Prabhakar - Pearson Advance

Bipin Prabhakar

Clinical Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Dr. Bipin Prabhakar is Chair of Information Systems Graduate Programs and Clinical Professor of Information Systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He holds the Fettig/Whirlpool Fellowship. Dr. Prabhakar’s teaching expertise is in the areas of IT Architecture, Cloud Computing, Information Systems Security and ERP Systems. He teaches in the M.S. in Information Systems (MSIS) Program Core, the full-time MBA/MSIS joint degree program Information Systems core, the MSIS concentration in Digital Enterprise Systems, Kelley Direct MBA and MS programs, and Kelley School of Business Executive Education programs.

Brad Wheeler

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Indiana University
Dr. Brad Wheeler serves as Indiana University’s Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Vice President for Communications and Marketing, and is the James H. Rudy Professor of Information Systems at the Kelley School of Business.  He leads a $175 million university-wide IT services unit for IU's seven campuses including supercomputing, business systems, decision support, clinical affairs, and cybersecurity.

Carl Briggs

Fettig/Whirlpool Faculty Fellow and Clinical Professor, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Carl Briggs combines nearly thirty years of experience as an Operations and Supply Chain Management professor at the Kelley School of Business with and significant real-world business advisory service. During that time he has been recognized for his innovative approach to management education, his engagement with students, and his focus on experiential learning and the application of research to solve real problems. He has received teaching awards and accolades in the United States, Asia and the European Union. He currently holds active academic appointments in the United States, Germany, and South Korea.

Alex Lopes

Clinical Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Dr. Alex Barsi Lopes is a Clinical Professor of Information Systems and Grant Thornton Scholar at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington. He teaches process modeling, systems analysis and design, data warehousing and visualization, Big Data, applications of artificial intelligence and technology consulting management. He has served as Director of the Technology Consulting Workshop since its creation in 2016 and is the leading faculty in the Robotic Process Automation academic initiative at IU. His research focuses on online information goods, collaboration technologies, face-to-face and online social networks, and information systems educational initiatives, with his work appearing in journals such as Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Communications of the ACM. He has conducted executive education programs on several technology-related topics and on the alignment of IT and business. He has also been responsible for consulting projects in Guatemala, India, and Thailand, and has won the Kelley Service Award. Prior to earning his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Barsi Lopes occupied both consulting and corporate positions. Before joining Kelley, he was the director of the M.S. in Information Systems Program at the University of Cincinnati, where he won the Westerbeck Junior Faculty Graduate Teaching Award.

Hillol Bala

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Hillol Bala is an Associate Professor of Information Systems, the Fettig/Whirlpool Corporation Faculty Fellow, and the Co-Director of the Institute for Digital Enterprise (IDE) at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. His research interests are related to enterprise systems implementation,digital transformation in organizations (including healthcare organizations),and technology use, adaptation and impacts.
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Ramesh Venkataraman

Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Ramesh Venkataraman is Chairman of Kelley Direct Programs, the home of online graduate business education at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He also serves as Kelley’s Associate Dean of Information and Instructional Technologies, a school-wide strategic role.


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