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Course Description

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Understanding how to solve problems and solution leveraging digital technologies is a superpower today’s organizations. Emerging technologies can be obscure, and it can be difficult and expensive to understand the potential, risks and impacts of exploring a technology solution.  

Digital Solutioning ties together a technology integration foundation with design thinking and business value lenses to enable you to truly see the “art of the impossible”.  

We start with a problem or opportunity that you’re facing and help you think of ideas you didn’t realize possible and uncover risks that you may not have anticipated. We demystify the technology, unravel the integration points and help you understand how to build a plan to move your idea forward.  

Delivered by industry experts in a peer-learning environment, this course is a unique opportunity to ‘solution’ with a brain trust that have solved wicked problems around the world.  

Why you should take this course?

This course will help provide a path to move forward on a challenge or opportunity that can be solved for by leveraging technology. 

In this course, we’ll explore:

  • Different technologies and the business value they can potentially provide 

  • Digital ecosystems – how integration can superpower your idea 

  • Ways of working, how you implement is as important as what you implement 

  • Ideation (in the context of your work) and conceptualization of a solution 

  • Navigating risk! How to start thinking about the risks involved with your idea 

  • Steps, resources and insights to help you move your idea forward. 

By the end, of the could you’ll have developed a problem statement for a digital solution including a solution canvas and a conceptual design.  

 

Course Outline

Together, we’ll explore:

Internet of Things: What is IoT and how IoT is currently applied in industry and used in data analysis.

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning:  Foundations and processes for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. 

  • Modelling and algorithms. 

  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Blockchain: Importance of Blockchain in life and industry, and types of Blockchain and their applications in industries.

Robotic Process Automation: What is Robotic Process Automation. 

Different types of Robotic Process Automation. Benefits, challenges and risks of Robotic Process Automation. 

What bots are and how they are used in industry. Journey mapping.

X Reality : Definitions and evolution of is virtual, augmented and mixed reality,  XR development platforms

Digital Ecosystems : What are digital ecosystems and why they are critical  

  • How discrete digital technologies such as cloud, integration techniques, data analysis, and communications technologies can be connected to create solutions. 

  • Common features of cloud platforms, integration technologies, mobility platforms, and communications technologies. 

  • Aspects of data including access, quality and management.

Digital Pathways: What are digital initiatives and pathway 

  • What are the potential process and people issues encountered when implementing digital initiatives

  • What methods and interventions are required to support the implementation of digital initiatives

  • What are the approaches to how business value can be created using digital technologies

  • What are the issues to be addressed in implementing digital solutions, including business value, stakeholder engagement, and change management

Digital Risk : What are cybersecurity risks and what risks can occur when implementing digital solution

  • What are the implications of data privacy 

  • What are the regulatory requirements related to digital solutions

  • What are the technological and people-centric methods to reduce cybersecurity and privacy risks

Digital Solution 

  • problem statement  

  • solution canvas  

  • conceptual design 

Notes

Who should take this course?

Champions of modernization. Early adopters who see the potential of emerging technologies and want a safe, low risk place to explore with experts in the field. People who want to stay relevant in their career and want to be part of the change in their organizations.  

People who have enjoyed this course include: 

  • Leaders and managers with problems to solve 

  • Team members who see potential to leverage technology but aren’t sure how to proceed 

  • Business sponsors of digital initiatives

  • Product Managers/ Owners  

  • Business Analysts/ Business Systems Analysts 

  • Project Managers  

  • Business Operations Managers

  • Vendors, Managers, Supply Chain, Analysts and leaders

The Learning Experience:

This course is a connected learning experience. This means you’ll learn from the experiences of your peers, apply your context, hear from leading industry experts & guest speakers. We’ll guide you through an actual project or your choosing, and help you determine the best way forward. You learn from:

  • Connection and peer to peer learning with others on the same journey 

  • Guest speakers and stories from people who have ‘been there, done that

  • Working together in a ‘digital’ way: agile, collaboration, application, teamwork 

  • Guidance on methods may be applied to your idea or concept

  • Opportunities to explore how to move your idea forward in your organization / application 

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Section Title
Digital Solutioning
Type
Internet Paced
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
May 11, 2021 to Jun 29, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
45.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,495.00
Potential Discount(s)
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 19, 2021 to May 17, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 19, 2021 to May 17, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
May 18, 2021 to Jun 14, 2021
Required Software
Internet Access
Section Notes

POWERED BY THE DX HUB

This course is delivered over eight weeks in three hour virtual sessions, one per week – (24 Hours)
Participants can expect project work each week between sessions, as well as the opportunity to discuss specific questions with the instructor up to one hour per week (21 hours)
Estimated total of 45 hours. (Project work times may vary, week to week and attendee to attendee)

Instructor led group discussions will be held via Zoom every week. 

This course will first be delivered virtually using Zoom & Brightspace/D2L. Zoom sessions will be held on Tuesdays between May 11 to June 29  from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

We encourage students to use their camera and microphone to receive a collaborative experience.

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