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Future of Work & Digital Innovation

With the advance in digital technologies and business best practices, practically every product or service in any industry today is part of an ecosystem. In such ecosystems complex interactions between suppliers, partners and consumers create immense business opportunities as well as challenges. Moreover, the advent of robotics, machine learning and big data analytics is disrupting jobs, industries and markets. The societal impacts of these rapid advances are exciting and offers up very interesting questions to ponder: If machines can do what you and your colleagues are doing now, what happens to you and your company? How does making an innovation in one product or service change what you offer elsewhere?

“The Future of Work & Digital Innovation” is a one-day workshop that will provide a basic understanding of the conceptual foundations of digital platforms and innovations. The discussions and topics will cover a wide-range of digital innovations including: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, mobile and e-commerce platforms and digital eco-systems. The session is designed to enable students to discuss and debate the broader business and societal implications of the widespread use of machine learning, robotics and automation in our daily life. 

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After this program, you will:

  • Gain insight into the strategic possibilities and applications of digital platforms in business
  • Trace the evolution of deployment and sustainability of digital platforms and innovations from both supply and demand perspectives
  • Develop the foundational elements of technology automation potential of different jobs/profession
  • Discuss and develop an understanding of how different industries may evolve and adapt to digital innovations

Automation and transformation will eventually lead to changes in the way you work. Don’t be caught off-guard when it happens in your organization.

Read more on this topic:

Is the Next Industrial Revolution upon Us? 
Quiz: Test Your Innovation Intellect
The Future Is Now: Embrace AI
Business Ecosystems Growing into a Digital Future

Program Details
Location Tempe, Arizona
Date(s) TBD
Program Fee* USD $850
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)** 0.5 CEUs

*Includes meals and course materials.

After completing your first program, receive a 15% discount on all subsequent programs. Contact us for partnership & group pricing options.

**CEUs provide a permanent record of the professional development training and non-credit enhancement activities of working executives who wish to stay current in global business. One CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours of time spent at a qualified instruction site.


Raghu Santam, Ph.D.

Raghu Santanam, Ph.D.

Raghu Santanam, Ph.D., is Chair and Professor of Information Systems within the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has been recognized for teaching excellence in both undergraduate and graduate programs with awards from the Decision and Information Systems Club and the W. P. Carey School of Business. Raghu has helped a number of organizations on data intensive decision-making contexts. He has authored researched case studies on business transformations at Pinnacle West, Pearson and Game Colab. Raghu has also been an active researcher in the health information technology area for a number of years. He has published scholarly articles on electronic medical records (EMR) impacts on hospitals, personal health records (PHR) adoption by consumers, and technology-based decision support for public health. Raghu is a visiting scientist at Mayo Clinic since 2012.


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