INTERNET OF THINGS:
BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Explore growth opportunities in your business through IoT-based solutions

Duration

6 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

6-8 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

Other Detail

Earn an MIT Sloan
certificate

YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

A roadmap for the real-world implementation of IoT in your business.

2

The ability to assess the state of leadership and technology integration in your company, and find opportunities to unite them for a strategic advantage.

3

An understanding of the ways you can use IoT technologies on an organizational level to improve productivity.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1
Demystifying the Internet of Things

Contextualize the Internet of Things, recognize key components of an IoT system, and consider the role of IoT in business strategy.

Module 2
Leading IoT: Levels of Mastery

Examine the digital mastery framework in an organization of your choice, and explore digital capabilities.

Module 3
Leadership Capabilities

Explore the role of leadership in supporting technologies in the workplace.

Module 4
An Overview of IoT Technologies

Learn about the technological components that underpin the IoT.

Module 5
Aligning IoT and Strategy

Learn how to integrate IT and IoT technologies with business strategy and operations, and ensure that the right skills are developed.

Module 6
Creating an IoT Roadmap for the Future

Plan to implement the IoT, and consider the future of business with new technologies.

 

Please note that module titles and their contents are subject to change during course development.

YOUR FACULTY DIRECTOR

George Westerman

Principal Research Scientist, MIT Center for Digital Business

Westerman is a principal research scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy. An award-winning author and speaker who is widely considered a pioneer of research in digital transformation, Westerman helps senior executives drive new competitive advantage through technology. He is the author of numerous articles and three award-winning books, including Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation. In addition to research and teaching, Westerman serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Technology Business Management Council and co-chairman of the MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Awards.

– Vikas Gupta, Former Strategic Accounts Director at GE Digital image

"The IoT program provided a broad overview of the industry, and the opportunities and impact IoT can have on businesses. It was a privilege to interact and collaborate with diverse industry experts, MIT faculty, and researchers. Overall, it was a very fulfilling experience and I highly recommend this program to anyone who wishes to gain a perspective on IoT and its implications."

– Vikas Gupta, Former Strategic Accounts Director at GE Digital

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This MIT Sloan online program is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who have already benefited from the opportunity to:

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Develop new competencies and earn valuable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and on your own time frame

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Enjoy a personalized, people-mediated online learning experience that supports you every step of the way

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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