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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION:

FROM AI AND IOT TO CLOUD,


BLOCKCHAIN, AND
CYBERSECURITY

The digital frontier is vast. Immerse yourself


in the Big 5 Technologies that are shifting
our economic landscape.
OVERVIEW

A digital revolution is underway. Technology


permeates every aspect of our society:
communication, education, medicine,
transportation, farming, and manufacturing.
Cryptocurrencies are disrupting banking
systems. Hyperconnectivity—through
communication systems, sensors, wearables,
and smart devices—has blurred the boundary
between the physical and digital worlds.

Professionals who understand the implications


of new technology, and more importantly how
to leverage it, can help their companies
connect to customers and stakeholders with
efficiency and precision, creating new
International Data
opportunities and staying ahead of Corporation (IDC)
competition. Digital platforms offer
fundamental improvements to traditional
predicts global spending on
business models, can transform entire technologies and services
industries, and are key drivers of growth. Web
based enterprises that leverage digital
enabling digital transformation
infrastructure can enter markets quickly and will reach $2.1 trillion by
move with agility in the new digital economy. 2021—double that of 2016,
In a rapidly expanding digital marketplace, the start of the forecast
how can we stay on top of such rapid—and
sometimes radical—change? How can we
period.
position our organizations to take advantage
of these new technologies? How can we track
and combat the security threats facing all of us
as we are swept forward into the future?

The Digital Transformation: From AI and IoT to


Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity online
program will cut through the jargon, the
misinformation, and the hype to give
participants a hands-on, interactive tour of the
five biggest technologies transforming our
economic landscape.

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WHO IS THIS
PROGRAM FOR
This online program provides a hands-on, interactive tour of the five key technologies transforming
industry and commerce. Professionals in traditional companies as well as entrepreneurs seeking to
harness the opportunities afforded by new technologies, will learn about the five biggest drivers of
change: Blockchain, Cloud, AI, IoT, and Cybersecurity, instilling confidence to navigate the digital
frontier. This is a very hands-on program; you will learn by doing and this includes some basic coding.

PARTICIPANT
PROFILE
On your journey to learning MIT Professional Education's Digital Transformation online program,
you’ll be in good company. Past participants come from a wide range of industries, job functions, and
management levels.

Work Experience Industry


1-5 yrs
>26 yrs 6-10 yrs IT Services
6%
14%
11% 17%
Others* 27%

Banking & Financial


18% Services
15%
21%
21-25 yrs 11-15 yrs
Energy 4%
5%
Education
5% 14%
30% 6% 7% Consulting
Telecommunications
IT Products
16-20 yrs
Healthcare

Others* - includes Advertising, Agriculture, Civil Construction,


Ecommerce, Electronics and Hardware, Fast Moving Consumer Goods,
Industrial Goods, Media, Real Estate, Retail, Tourism/Hotels/Restaurant,
Transport-Logistic and more

Representative Companies
Participants include representatives from companies like:

J P Morgan Chase HSBC


Deutsche Bank Turner & Townsend
Huawei Technologies Cognizant Technology
Accenture Oracle Corporation
General Electric Microsoft
PricewaterhouseCoopers FIFA
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Participants by Job Function
Representative job functions and titles include:

Founders and Managing Directors Heads of Information Technology


CEOs, CIOs and CTOs Heads of Digital Strategy
Directors - Digital Transformation Senior IT Managers
Directors of Digital Services IT Program Managers
Global Heads of Technology Enterprise Architects
Heads of IT Architecture Digital Consultants

PARTICIPANT
TESTIMONIALS

“Countless possibilities for exploring the application of these new


technologies in creating better products and more efficient processes.”
-Diana Gineva, Senior Manager, AMR International

“What I learned about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning has


immediate applications for my business. It also allows me to engage
in discussions about disruptive technologies.”
-Gareth Richards, Principal Consultant, Souter Point

“I’ll use this knowledge in architecting secure and scalable systems using
the latest technologies and have more informed discussions.”
-Gunasekaran Kandasamy, Enterprise Architect, Excellus Bluecross Blueshield

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YOUR
LEARNING JOURNEY
This online program takes you through the fundamentals of digital technologies that are transforming
our world today. Led by MIT faculty at the forefront of data science, participants will learn the history
and application of the five most transformative technologies: blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI),
cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity.

VIDEO LECTURES DEMONSTRATIONS


AND DISCUSSIONS AND INTERACTIVE
ASSIGNMENTS
Each module
includes a series of Demonstrations and
video lectures by online exercises
MIT faculty, accompany each
accompanied by module. These serve
more informal to illustrate key
discussions on concepts, such as
select topics. blockchain creation,
password fallibility,
understanding
algorithms, and cloud
infrastructure.

PEER DISCUSSION LIVE Q&A SESSIONS


GROUPS
Live webinars with
Discussion boards MIT faculty provide
are an integral part opportunity for
of each module and additional instruction
provide a forum as well as Q&A
where participants sessions for the
can interact, share group.
ideas, and ask
questions.

Note: MIT Professional Education reserves the right to change the curriculum and delivery of the program to
improve the participant experience.

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APPLICATION
EXERCISES
MIT's motto of "Mens et Manus"—or Minds and Hands—fully applies to this program. You will learn
by doing. Here are some examples:

Use the MetaMask plugin to conduct Create your own webpage on a custom
transactions with Ether, a cryptocurrency domain and set up the Cloud server

Deploy a simple contract to the Etherium Demonstration of how machine learning


blockchain algorithms can help make decisions
involving incomplete and complex data
Create a repository in GitHub, a platform for
managing software development Discussion of how IoT can be applied to the
supply chain

INDUSTRY
EXAMPLES
Digital transformation has touched nearly every corner of modern life. Industries used to illustrate
concepts in this online program include:

BANKING MEDICAL
Will cryptocurrencies Explore how the
and blockchain Internet of Things
technology help can control global
prevent bank crises supply chains and
and defaults? detect counterfeit
drugs.

ENTREPRENEURIAL MANUFACTURING
VENTURES
How will machine
How has Everything learning and
as a Service (EaaS) blockchain
revolutionized the technology influence
startup and how can supply chain
traditional enterprises management?
compete?

EDUCATION CYBERSECURITY
Will machine learning Watch a demonstration
and AI change the on how cybercriminals
way we learn and crack passwords and
teach language? learn how you can
protect yourself.

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PROGRAM
MODULES

Module 1: Blockchain Foundations Module 2: Blockchain Applications

Explore the history and evolution of Explore the applications of blockchain beyond
blockchain, as well as the fundamentals of its cryptocurrency and how the evolution of smart
structure. contracts expanded its possibilities to include
any industry or function.
Distributed ledgers, public keys, and hash
functions Legal contracts

Synchronous vs. asynchronous computing Financial inclusion

Mining and consensus Identity ownership and control

Transactions vs. contracts Initial coin offerings

Industry influence of Bitcoin and Ethereum Decentralized autonomous organizations

Autonomous cities

Module 4: Artificial Intelligence and


Module 3: Cloud
the Future of Work

Learn about the inoperability issues that Learn the impact of AI implementation on
paved the way for cloud solutions, cloud multiple industries and focus on how AI
computing structure, and implementation. impacts labor and the working economy.

Basics of the Cloud mode Changing labor force

Services and shared resources Language translation

Containers and virtual machines Evolution of learning

Mobility and scalability Human augmentation

Microservices Defense and cybersecurity

Serverless functions Data science teams

Everything as a Service (EaaS)

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Module 5: The Internet of Things Module 6: Cybersecurity

Explore how the unprecedented expansion of Explore how industries struggle to keep pace
IoT devices enable innovation in areas such with the rapidly changing landscape of
as manufacturing and health care. cyberattack methods as well as how to develop
impervious security strategies.
Connections and interoperability
Password hacking
Data collection and management
Browser privacy
Process manufacturing
VPNs
Privacy and security concerns
IoT security risks

Cyber-attack patterns

Finding talent

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PROGRAM
FACULTY
John Williams holds a BA in Physics from
Oxford University, an MS in Physics from
UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Numerical Methods
from University of Wales, Swansea. His
research focuses on the application of
large-scale computation to problems in
Cyber-Physical security and energy studies.
He is director of MIT’s Geospatial Data
Center and from 2006-2012, he was
Director of the MIT Auto-ID Laboratory,
which invented the Internet of Things.

He is author or co-author of over 200 journal


and conference papers, as well as the book,
RFID Technology and Applications.
Alongside Bill Gates and Larry Ellison, he
was named as one of the 50 most powerful
people in Computer Networks.

He consults to companies including


JOHN R. WILLIAMS Accenture, Schlumberger, SAP Research,
Microsoft Research, Digital Steam Inc.,
Professor of Information Engineering and Kajima Corp., Rockwell Hanford, Sandia
Director of MIT’s Geospatial Data Center National Laboratories, Dept. Homeland
Security National Infrastructure Simulation
and Analysis Center, US Bureau of Mines,
Motorola, Phillip-Morris Inc., Ford Motor
Company, Exxon Production Research,
Mobil, Shell, Gulf Canada, and ARAMCO.

His international collaborations include


Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology and PolyU Hong Kong, Imperial
College of Science and Technology-UK,
Malaysia University of Science and
Technology (MUST) and Masdar Institute of
Science and Technology (Abu Dhabi.) He
organized the first Cyber-Physical Security
Conference in 2011 in the UK and along
with Dr. Sanchez, he runs the MIT Applied
Cyber Security Professional Education
summer course.

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Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a Ph.D. from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT). He is the Executive Director of MIT’s
Geospatial Data Center, architect of “The
Internet of Things” global network, and
architect of data analytics platforms for
SAP, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture,
Shell, Exxon Mobil, and Altria. In cyber
security, Dr. Sanchez architected impact
analysis of large-scale cyber-attacks
designing Cyber Ranges for the
Department of Defense (DOD).

In password security, Dr. Sanchez led the


design of a password firewall (negative
authentication) for the Intelligence
Advanced Research Projects Activity
(IARPA) agency. In machine learning,
addressing fraud detection, Dr. Sanchez
designed a situational awareness
ABEL SANCHEZ framework that exploits different
perspectives of the same data and assigns
Research Scientist and Executive risk scores to entities for Accenture.
Director of MIT’s Geospatial Data Center
He led the design of a global data
infrastructure simulator, modeling
follow-the-sun engineering, to evaluate the
impact of competing architectures on the
performance, availability, and reliability of
the system for Ford Motor Company. He
has been involved in developing e-learning
software for Microsoft via their I-Campus
Program and with establishing the
Accenture Technology Academy, an online
resource for over 200,000 employees. He
has 10 years of experience with learning
management systems and has made
deployments in America, Asia, and Europe.
He teaches MIT courses on cybersecurity,
engineering computation, and data science
and has produced over 150 educational
videos.

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CERTIFICATE

Get recognized! Upon successful completion of the program, MIT Professional Education grants a
certificate of completion to participants. This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants
must receive 80 percent to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

Participants will be awarded 3.6 continuing education units towards professional development.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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This is to certify that

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Your Name
has successfully completed the online program

Digital Transformation
From AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity

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SPECIAL
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
MIT Professional Education Fire Hydrant Award

It is part of the MIT culture for students and faculty to immerse themselves in their studies and
research. Attending MIT is often likened to "drinking from a fire hose" of information. For those
participants who display extraordinary efforts in exhibiting that MIT ethos and demonstrate leadership
by going above and beyond in their program participation, they’ll be considered to receive the
coveted MIT Professional Education Fire Hydrant Award. This award can be displayed in
professional bios, such as on LinkedIn. Decisions are made by the program team based on active
participation and behaviors that exemplify leadership and contribution to the overall program
experience for the cohort.

Fire Hydrant Award

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This is to award a certificate of recognition to

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Your Name

S A M For all your extraordinary efforts in exhibiting the MIT ethos of


"drinking from the fire hose" and program participation in

Digital Transformation
From AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity

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DURATION 6 weeks, online
excluding orientation
4-6 hours/week

PROGRAM FEES $2,300

Delivered in collaboration with

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