Optimize hospital patient flow in an emergency department.
Enroll today for this online program to reimagine your business for a digital economy
This online program is designed for mid to senior-level managers who need a strategy to lead their business unit or firm through a sea of massive disruption. Leaders who strive to be more proactive in implementing new ideas, staying ahead of the competition, and aligning their people, data, and technology are prime candidates. Participants may be leaders of a functional department, head of a business unit or region, or have general management responsibilities. Since all industries are vulnerable to some manner of disruption, all industries can benefit from this hands-on experience. The program culminates with a capstone project where participants create an action plan for a challenge at a level that is appropriate for their role or responsibility.
Data and technology are at the core of digital transformation, but these factors alone are not sufficient to make the leap towards staying relevant. It's also about people and their capabilities.
The Digital Transformation online program by UC Berkeley Executive Education takes leaders through a two-month journey that equips them to:
There’s no question that data and technology are key levers for digital transformation, but it’s also about people and organizational alignment. While much of this online program focuses on opportunities for advancing your strategic digital plan, there is also an emphasis on people and the organization.
In addition to the practical knowledge that you’ll gain from the video lectures, you’ll learn from live webinars with UC Berkeley Executive Education’s top faculty on digital transformation. You’ll engage in peer discussions moderated by program facilitators, and solidify concepts through case studies, assignments, and quizzes. At the end of the online program, you will complete a capstone project, addressing a real-world challenge you face in your organization.
Across all industries, digital technologies have changed how information is transmitted and processed. Every organization is effectively an information company, and every industry is vulnerable to some degree of disruption. Learn from these examples:
Optimize hospital patient flow in an emergency department.
Conduct network analysis to find the high-value customers and leverage those relationships.
Use A/B testing to determine the effectiveness of advertising—how much exposure is enough to convert?
Optimize an in-store shopping order using “shopper engineering” from Instacart and predict what item the shopper will add to cart next.
Using indoor location tracking of airline passengers, learn how predictive and prescriptive analytics help understand where passengers go and what services to offer them.
UC Berkeley Executive Education's faculty have strong relationships with industry. Content from the program is either inspired by or directly derived from research and applications from companies that include:
One of the most notorious data breaches of all time occurred when Cambridge Analytica sold Facebook user data and violated the terms and conditions of the API. Learn the ways that legal and ethical considerations factor into digital business transactions.
The customer experience was suffering at Panera Bread due to long order and wait times. Being a data-driven company, they studied the problem using customer data and launched an ‘order-ahead’ mobile app, greatly decreasing order and wait times. They also updated the staffing algorithm, achieving operational gains.
How does a payment platform become ubiquitous? It requires both buyers and sellers to get on board, presenting the old chicken and the egg conundrum: which comes first? Learn how a onesided market evolves into a two-sided market where both buyers and sellers derive value.
Imagine you are tasked with creating the best driving routes to provide the ‘last mile’ of residential delivery service to customers. How can data help you find the optimal routes for your drivers? We’ll pull from descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics techniques to solve this challenge
Note: All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. The study of these products and/or companies does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.
"I have to say the overall balance between short videos, case studies, assignments, discussions and webinars was good. Great overview on Digital Transformation and good use of examples."
— Clelia Lancelot, Portfolio Lead Director
"All topics were good and there was plenty of learning. Discussions on organizational alignment, importance of data quality and alignment of all the 3 organization, data and technology was enlightening. It was interesting to learn how an organization can move forward through digital transformation."
— Lolita Tan, IMS head
"The program is filled with lots of examples from different industries and covers every layer involved in Digital Transformation: Data, People and Technology."
— Miguel Ortega, Director Management Consulting
Learn from our distinguished faculty at the forefront of information and communication technology, online marketing strategy and management philosophy.
SAMEER B. SRIVASTAVA
Sameer B. Srivastava is an Associate Professor and Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and is also affiliated with UC Berkeley Sociology. His research unpacks the complex interrelationships among the culture of social groups, the cognition of individuals within these groups, and the connections that people forge within and across groups... More info
Thomas Lee is an Associate Adjunct Professor and Research Scientist in the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group at the Haas School of Business. He teaches and conducts research on information and communication technologies to support innovation and new product development. Specifically, he develops and applies text and data mining methods for processing user-generated content... More info
Zsolt Katona holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Eotvos University in his native Hungary and a Ph.D. in marketing from INSEAD France. He is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and the Cheryl and Christian Valentine Associate Professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He is an expert in online marketing strategy and social media. Zsolt’s research focuses on online marketing strategy... More info
SAMEER B. SRIVASTAVASameer B. Srivastava is Associate Professor and Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and is also affiliated with UC Berkeley Sociology. His research unpacks the complex interrelationships among the culture of social groups, the cognition of individuals within these groups, and the connections that people forge within and across groups.
Much of his work is set in organizational contexts, where he uses computational methods to examine how culture, cognition, and networks independently and jointly relate to career outcomes. His work has been published in scholarly journals such as American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Management Science, and Organization Science. It has been covered in media outlets such as Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, - Sameer teaches a popular MBA elective course, Power and Politics in Organizations, and co-directs the Berkeley-Stanford Computational Culture Lab. In a prior career, Sameer was a partner at a global management consultancy (Monitor Group; now Monitor Deloitte). He holds AB, AM, MBA, and PhD degrees from Harvard University.
THOMAS LEEThomas Lee is an Associate Adjunct Professor and Research Scientist in the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group at the Haas School of Business. He teaches and conducts research on information and communication technologies to support innovation and new product development. Specifically, he develops and applies text and data mining methods for processing user-generated content. His goal is to discover and select opportunities for product and service innovation. Recent research has mined the text of online customer reviews to induce market structure and mined electronic medical records to redesign emergency department healthcare service processes. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from MIT's Engineering Systems Division and B.A. and B.S. degrees in Political Science and Symbolic Systems (Artificial Intelligence) from Stanford University. He has served as a visiting scientist at the Computer Security Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a research engineer at the MITRE Corporation, and as a contractor for DynCorp-Meridian supporting the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency doing research on Internet privacy and security.
ZSOLT KATONAZsolt Katona holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Eotvos University in his native Hungary and a Ph.D. in marketing from INSEAD France. He is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and the Cheryl and Christian Valentine Associate Professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He is an expert in online marketing strategy and social media. Zsolt’s research focuses on online marketing strategy, networks, and social media. He studies how firms can better take advantage of new Internet technologies and how they can integrate them into their marketing mix. His research has appeared in leading scientific journals such as Management Science, Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Applied Probability. His research has been featured in Bloomberg Business News and the U.S. National Public Radio. He has consulting experience with companies such as Autodesk, IBM, Kelora Systems, Singtel, Telkomsel, and Vodafone.
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