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Graduate Diploma in Technology

Seize the Value of New Technologies

A responsible leader does not outsource understanding of digitalization. A common reaction by business professionals to the rapidly emerging knowledge requirements around digitalization and technology has been to “box-out” this area of expertise and leave these issues to the specialists. This is not a sustainable solution. It is irresponsible for a leader to not be knowledgeable of the technologies and therefore unable to lead specialists and/or hire external experts to work with technology in an optimal way.

True leadership is possible only when other skills and competences are combined with an understanding of transformative technologies.  

Graduate Diploma in Technology equips senior decision makers with the skills and competences to use and apply novel technologies for the creation of new value. Cut through the noise about digitalization and technology to focus on what really matters.

The program covers the following themes:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Digital Architectures
  • Cyber security and ethics
  • Robotics, Blockchain, VR
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Digital channels and digital consumer
  • Programming (Python)
  • Other emerging technologies

Technologies continue to transform organizations, businesses, and economies. A responsible leader needs an in-depth understanding of these to drive profits and growth in this changing context. This understanding can be acquired through a combination of real-life experience with selected technologies, an awareness of their underlying logics, as well as an overview of the various technologies impacting our world. 

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Highlights of the Program

Turn new technologies into real business benefits - Your enhanced competence will allow you to find actionable opportunities for streamlining and growing your organization.

Gain insight from the action - You will truly understand the operating logic of emerging technologies from hands-on workshop experience.

Learn from the best experts - Closely supported by our world-class instructors, you will learn the context as well as the latest applications and theory of cutting-edge technologies.

Program Overview

The program consists of eight 2-day modules organized between November 2018 - October 2019 in Finland.

These face-to-face modules with experts and industry speakers are complemented by unique online modules, company cases as well as group and individual assignments during and between the program modules, which will provide immediate benefits for your work and organization.

Some of the Key Faculty

Dr. Jaakko Lehtinen

Jaakko Lehtinen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University and a research scientist at NVIDIA Research. Prior to that, he spent a few years as a postdoc with Frédo Durand at MIT.

Professor Lehtinen is an expert in computer graphics and computer vision, in particular realistic image synthesis, appearance acquisition, and procedural animation.

Dr. Kari Hiekkanen

Kari Hiekkanen is Research Manager (Post-Doctoral) at Department of Computer Science at Aalto University. He has extensive experience in various IT Management and Leadership roles in R&D and Management Consulting.

Kari has over 20 years of experience in combining IT and strategy in various industries. He has a solid knowledge of IT management practices, Enterprise Architecture and IT governance both, as a practitioner and, as an educator. His research interests include “Industrial Internet” and “Digitalization of Industries”.

Professor Kari is an expert on “Machine Learning”, “Deep Learning”, and “Artificial Intelligence”.

Dr. Jarno Limnéll

Jarno Limnéll is a Professor of Practice in Cyber Security at Department of Communications and Networking at Aalto University. He also works as a Vice President of Cybersecurity in Insta Group Plc.

He has been working with security issues for more than 20 years, and he has the profound understanding of the global threat landscape, combined with the courage to address the most complex issues.

Professor Limnéll holds a Doctor of Military Science degree in Strategy from the National Defense University in Finland; a Master of Social Science degree from Helsinki University; and an Officer's degree from the National Defense University. Professor Limnéll has published a comprehensive list of works on security issues. His most recent book is “Cybersecurity for decision-makers.”

Dr. Teemu Roos

Teemu Roos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and the leader of the information, complexity and learning research group at the University of Helsinki.

He is also affiliated with the Academy of Finland funded Centre of Excellence COIN. He is also the leader of the AI Education program in the Finnish Center of AI (FCAI).

Professor Roos is an expert in applications of AI in areas such as mobile computing, genomics, epidemiology, quantum physics, and digital humanities.

Robin Gustafsson

Robin Gustafsson is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Aalto University. Professor Gustafsson's research focuses on corporate- and business strategy formulation and strategizing in industry shifts.

Professor Gustafsson is an expert in narrative strategies in nascent industries and markets, platform strategy, and strategy and organization of open research, innovation, and platforms.

Dr. Jukka Luoma

Jukka Luoma is an Assistant Professor in Marketing at Aalto University School of Business, specializing in strategic marketing.

Professor Luoma is an expert in competitive dynamics, market-oriented strategies, and the use of models and data in organizational decision making.

He has also had visiting scholar positions at the Darden School of Business and McIntire School of Commerce, both at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Jaakko Hollmén

Jaakko Hollmén is a Teaching Researcher at Department of Computer Science at Aalto University.

Hollmén is an expert in machine learning and data mining, especially their applications in bioinformatics
and environmental time series analysis.

Dr. Ville Kyrki

Ville Kyrki is an Associate Professor of intelligent machines at Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation at Aalto University.

Professor Kyrki is an expert in intelligent robotic systems and robotic vision with a particular emphasis on developing methods and systems that cope with imperfect knowledge and uncertain senses.

Dr. Liesiö Juuso

Juuso Liesiö is an Assistant Professor of Management Science in the Department of Information and Service Management at the Aalto University

Professor Liesiö is an expert in portfolio decision analysis, robust resource allocation models, and decision-support systems.

Dr. Mika Pantzar

Mika Pantzar is a Docent at Aalto University and a professor of consumer citizenship in Consumer Society Research Centre at the University of Helsinki.

Pantzar is an expert in big data, large data sets of various forms (human physiology, netnography, social media etc.).

More instructors to be announced.


Reserve Your Seat

You can reserve your seat at the Graduate Diploma in Technology program by completing a short preliminary application. After completing the form, our program team will contact you to provide more information about the program.

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