Future of Technology: Trends, Strategies, and Innovation Opportunities

Deliver business impact through technology

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Course Date

STARTS ON

September 29, 2022

Course Duration

DURATION

2 months, online
4-6 hours per week

Course Fee

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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Baidu

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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Qualcomm

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

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Tesla

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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Peer Reviews & Discussions

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Real-world examples

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%


Industries

  • 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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FAQs

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    After reviewing the information on the program landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the program brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this program is a good fit for you, please email learner.success@emeritus.org, and a dedicated program advisor will follow-up with you very shortly.


    Are there any prerequisites for this program?

    Some programs do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the program landing page, as well as in the program brochure. If you are uncertain about program prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for assistance.


    Note that, unless otherwise stated on the program web page, all programs are taught in English and proficiency in English is required.


    What is the typical class profile?

    More than 50 percent of our participants are from outside the United States. Class profiles vary from one cohort to the next, but, generally, our online certificates draw a highly diverse audience in terms of professional experience, industry, and geography — leading to a very rich peer learning and networking experience.


    What other dates will this program be offered in the future?

    Check back to this program web page or email us at learner.success@emeritus.org to inquire if future program dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet.

  • How much time is required each week?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.



    How will my time be spent?

    We have designed this program to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities including:



    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific program schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Completing knowledge checks/quizzes and required activities
    • Engaging in moderated discussion groups with your peers
    • Completing your final project, if required

    The program is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please contact us at learner.success@emeritus.org if you need further clarification on program activities.



    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 250,000 professionals globally, across 80 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.


    How do I interact with other program participants?

    Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enroll. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.

    This program is scored as a pass or no-pass ; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please contact us at learner.success@emeritus.org if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.


    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile. The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.


    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


    Do I receive alumni status after completing this program?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.


    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and program materials for 12 months following the program start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment or technical requirements are there for this program?

    Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.


    Do I need to be online to access the program content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access program content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

  • Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

    Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the program without missing any of the core program material or learnings.


    What is the program fee, and what forms of payment do you accept?

    The program fee is noted at the top of this program web page and usually referenced in the program brochure as well.

    • Flexible payment options are available (see details below as well as at the top of this program web page next to FEE).
    • Tuition assistance is available for participants who qualify. Please email learner.success@emeritus.org.

    What if I don’t have a credit card? Is there another method of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in USD via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your program advisor, or email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for details.


    I was not able to use the discount code provided. Can you help?

    Yes! Please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org with the details of the program you are interested in, and we will assist you.


    How can I obtain an invoice for payment?

    Please email learner.success@emeritus.org with your invoicing requirements and the specific program you’re interested in enrolling in.


    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this program?

    Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the program fee in installments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.


    Does the program fee include taxes? Are there any additional fees?

    Yes, the program fee is inclusive of any taxes, except for GST for Singapore residents.


    How can I obtain a W9 form?

    Please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for assistance.

  • What is the policy on refunds and withdrawals?

    You may request a full refund within seven days of your payment or 14 days after the published start date of the program, whichever comes later. If your enrollment had previously been deferred, you will not be entitled to a refund. Partial (or pro-rated) refunds are not offered. All withdrawal and refund requests should be sent to admissions@emeritus.org.



    What is the policy on deferrals?

    After the published start date of the program, you have until the midpoint of the program to request to defer to a future cohort of the same program. A deferral request must be submitted along with a specified reason and explanation. Cohort changes may be made only once per enrollment and are subject to availability of other cohorts scheduled at our discretion. This will not be applicable for deferrals within the refund period, and the limit of one deferral per enrollment remains. All deferral requests should be sent to admissions@emeritus.org.

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