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Graduate Diploma in Technology

Seize the Value of New Technologies

A responsible leader can not delegate understanding of digital transformation. A common reaction by business professionals to the rapidly emerging knowledge requirements around digitalization and technology has been to “outsource” this area of expertise and leave it to the specialists. This is however not a sustainable solution. Leaders need to become more knowledgeable and therefore empowered to lead their specialists or external experts to work with new technologies 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.

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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.

Benefits

This program prepares you to become an ambassador for incorporating new technologies into your organization’s business model and leveraging their potential value, and to discover how individual technologies function to truly understand the optimal way of linking them with your organization's existing operations.

Gain an in-depth understanding of the digital technologies and tools that are transforming your work and business environment
Learn the core concepts and operating logic of the latest technologies and their potential business applications
Discover new ways to create value with current technologies
Get a chance to tap on the expertise of a world-class faculty on your business case and current technology challenges
Develop the ability to track future technologies and their impact on business and organizations

For

The program is designed for top management and senior decision makers with extensive experience in the business but a lack of concrete experience of how latest technologies work.

The program is beneficial for business leaders, who want to understand beyond the buzzwords of what new technologies mean and seek a better understanding of the practice, opportunities, and implications of using the technologies that are transforming their organizations, business competition, and operating environments.

 

Contents and Schedule

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

The 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.

Key Faculty

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.

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 Hiekkanen 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. Kari Hiekkanen is an expert on Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

Juuso Liesiö

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.

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. 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.).

Jarno Limnéll

Jarno Limnéll is a Professor of Practice in Cyber Security at Department of Communications and Networking at Aalto University. He is also the CEO of Tosibox Ltd.

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.”

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.

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.

Teemu Roos

Teemu Roos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki.

Professor Roos is an expert in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. He has developed 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.

Program Fee and Registration

Program Fee

The fee for Graduate Diploma in Technology is € 19,500 (+ VAT).

Please note that the program fee does not include travel expenses or accommodation. VAT is applicable to private persons and Finnish companies.

Registration

Register for the program by October 29, 2018.

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