Future of Technology: Trends, Strategies, and Innovation Opportunities

Deliver business impact through technology

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Course Dates


June 9, 2022

Course Duration


2 months, online
4-6 hours per week

Course Fee


US$2,600 US$2,392 or get US$260 off with a referral

Course Information Flexible payment available

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Create Competitive Advantages with Emerging Technology

Emerging technologies are transforming the global economy at breakneck speed and presenting unprecedented opportunities for innovation, impact, and career growth. In this program, you’ll gain a framework for assessing where potential disruptive technology trends could occur and develop the foresight to align, adapt, and innovate accordingly.

Explore how artificial intelligence , the Internet of Everything (IoE), robotics, automation, quantum computing, cybersecurity, fintech, and blockchain could take your business to new heights and how to gain a competitive advantage from the technology trends and opportunities ahead.

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Key Takeaways

This program will empower you to:

  • Apply foresight tools and frameworks to evaluate opportunities in tech-driven futures.
  • Gain insights to emerging technological applications and use those insights to create change in your organization.
  • Help organizations use emerging technologies to innovate, drive goals, and generate impact.
  • Create a technology portfolio that improves productivity, enhances the customer experience, and guides decision making.

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Program Curriculum

The curriculum focuses on the practical aspects of emerging technology. It will provide you with the tools you need to evaluate opportunities, build business cases, create a roadmap for adoption, and become a trusted technology advisor to your organisation or clients.

The curriculum includes four live "deep dive" sessions with Berkeley Haas faculty. After each module, you will have the opportunity to apply the emerging trends and strategic considerations of each technology to your own organization.

Capstone Project: The program culminates with you applying what you have learned by using the proprietary FLP-IT framework from Berkeley Haas to assess future-oriented tech scenarios and harness opportunities amid disruption by focusing on Forces, Logic, Phenomena, Impact, and Triage.

Real-World Examples

To ground your understanding of technology disruption and digital transformation in a business context, the program presents real-world examples and case studies of prominent organizations. A sample of the companies explored include:

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Learn how this China-based tech giant and search engine seeks to disrupt the auto industry with a distinct strategy via Apollo, an open innovation, multisided platform with network effects for autonomous vehicles.

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Understand how the multinational corporation gained and maintains dominance in the semiconductor industry.

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Discover how the company navigated the S-curve's three phases, leading to a greater adoption of electric vehicles.

Program Highlights

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Recorded Video Lectures

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Live teaching sessions

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Notable guest speakers

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Live office hours

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Network with High-Achieving Classmates

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Peer Reviews & Discussions

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Capstone Project

Ideal Candidates for This Program

This program is for organizational leaders who want to gain a foundational understanding of where the future of technology is headed and create roadmaps for strategic adoption.

Technology leaders who want to spearhead technological transformation by investing in cutting-edge emerging technologies and charting a course for next-generation innovation.

Senior business leaders who want to expand the potential of their organizations by leveraging the opportunities presented by future-forward technologies.

Mid-level functional managers who want to better understand the breadth of applications for new technologies and their impact on specific functional areas.

Consultants, entrepreneurs, and business professionals who want to keep pace with disruptive technologies, identify the untapped potential of emerging technologies, and discover new applications across industries while mitigating risk.

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Our Students

In our classrooms, you’ll find a diverse range of students who come from different professional backgrounds, roles, and industries with whom you can share perspectives and gain a more comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • 0–9 years – 11%
  • 10–14 years – 16%
  • 15–19 years – 17%
  • 20+ years – 56%


  • IT Products & Services – 27%
  • Healthcare – 14%
  • Banking & Financial Services – 14%
  • Energy – 10%
  • Industrial Goods – 10%
  • Other – 25%

Job Function

  • IT – 27%
  • R&D – 11%
  • Strategy & Corporate Planning – 11%
  • Consulting – 10%
  • Engineering – 9%
  • Other – 2%

The best part of the program was the content and delivery, which is very impactful for working professionals since it's so hard to find the time.

— Madhuri Hegde, SVP and chief scientific officer, PerkinElmer, Inc.

All the modules framed up the previous learnings. The open discussion and course content, along with the fireside chat, was brilliant.

— Mark Penna, Global director embedded CoE, Eaton

Program Faculty

Faculty Member Olaf Groth

Olaf Groth

Professional Faculty Member, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

An esteemed faculty member for strategy, technology management, and futures at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Prof. Groth is also a professor of practice in global strategy, innovation & economics, digital & disruption futures at Hult International Business School... More info

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a digital certificate of completion from UC Berkeley Executive Education. Participants must complete 80 percent of the required activities, including a capstone project (if any), to obtain the certificate of completion. This program also counts toward a Certificate of Excellence.

Note: This program results in a digital certificate of completion and is not eligible for degree credit/CEUs. After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of UC Berkeley Executive Education.

Your First Step Toward the Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence and Alumni Benefits

Successful completion of this program fulfills the Entrepreneurship & Innovation / Strategy & Management pillar of the UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence (COBE). The Certificate of Business Excellence program gives you the opportunity to create a personal plan of study structured around our four academic pillars. Learn more.

In addition to earning this mark of distinction with a certification from a world-class university, you will also gain access to alumni benefits that include a private global network of more than 41,000 UC Berkeley alumni in more than 80 countries. Among other alumni benefits to consider are:

Networking and events

  • Join local alumni chapters or clubs in your region
  • Attend select Berkeley Haas and Berkeley Executive Education Networking events

Berkeley resources

  • Activate an @haas.executivealumni.berkeley.edu email forwarding address
  • Enjoy a 30% discount on eligible programs after completion of your COBE program
  • Gain online access to the Long Business Library and other university databases

News and communication

  • Receive the Berkeley Haas Alumni Jobs e-Newsletter featuring job postings from distinguished employers
  • Explore Haas Insights, offering the latest research and thought leadership from industry speakers and faculty

Note: All benefits subject to change.

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