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Introduction to Digital Transformation

Siemens via Coursera

Overview

This course is primarily for professionals, college students, and advanced high school students who are interested in driving the digital transformation by integrating automation, software, and cutting-edge technologies.

This course represents a foundational introduction to Digital Transformation, appropriate for learners with a basic familiarity with common business terms and concepts and an interest in digital technology. To succeed in this course, learners should bring their curiosity about how new developments in technology are shaping the way businesses and entire industries operate. This course has no formal prerequisites.

This course focuses on how technology can be used as a competitive advantage in today’s business environment. First, current trends in computing, visual, connectivity and artificial intelligence are outlined with an emphasis on their impact to businesses. Next, we look at digital tools for design, manufacturing, and usage of products. Finally, we look at the applications of these technologies and digital tools across eight key industries.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

Summarize digital transformation - what, how and why
Outline important technical trends within today’s economy
Identify digital tools that can be applied to transform business processes
Apply digital transformation to a variety of industries

Course developed in partnership with Fram Akiki of Joun Technologies.

Syllabus

  • An Introduction to Digital Transformation
    • In this module, you will be introduced to structure and format of the course. You will learn about course resources. Then, you will be introduced to an overview of digital transformation. At the end of the week, you will be introduced to how digital transformation operates in the Automotive and Heavy Machinery industries.
  • Technology Trends - Computing & Visual
    • During week two of the course, you will begin your examination of some key digital transformation trends. You will begin with computing and visual trends this week. Then, you will examine technologies related to these key trends. At the end of the week, you will be introduced to how digital transformation operates in the Aerospace and Defense Industry.
  • Technology Trends - Connectivity
    • During week three of the course, you will be introduced to another key trend in digital transformation: connectivity. You will explore key technologies related to connectivity. At the end of the week, you will examine how digital transformation operates in the Electronics and Semiconductors Industry. At the end of this week is also our mid-course exam. This will cover all instructional information from weeks one to three.
  • Technology Trends - Artificial Intelligence
    • During week four of the course, you will finish your examination of the key digital transformation trends. The final trend you will review is Artificial Intelligence (AI). You will explore some AI technologies. At the end of the week, you will be introduced to how digital transformation operates in the Medical , and Energy and Utility industries.
  • The Product Lifecycle - Ideation, Realization, and Utilization
    • During the final week of the course, you will learn about each step in the product lifecycle. You will examine how digital transformation occurs during product ideation, realization, and utilization. At the end of the week, you will examine how digital transformation operates in the Consumer Produces and Marine industries. At the end of this week is also our final course exam. This will cover all instructional information from weeks four through five.

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