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5 Digital Super Powers: An Approach to Sustainability with Digital Technologies

Post by Ruben Mancha and Sinan Erzurumlu Digital technologies such as cloud computing, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), blockchain, mobile computing, and augmented reality are bringing unprecedented connectivity to the company, its customers, partners, and even competitors. These fast-evolving and increasingly complementary technologies are poised to work together with high efficiency in the…

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Ruben Mancha

The Rise of Digital Experiences

By Ruben Mancha and Bala Iyer In the era of digitalization, physical and digital components are seamlessly integrated to create interactive products and services. Value propositions no longer come from what products are, but from the experiences they create. We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution—the digital revolution—and we need to regain perspective…

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Bala Iyer, Dean of Faculty

Innovating With Emerging Technologies

A unique challenge faced by companies today is in dealing with emerging technologies. Not a week goes by without an analyst or a technology vendor proclaiming a new technology to be the next big thing. Some of these new technologies do turn out to be important, like cloud computing, but many fizzle out like RFID.…

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Bala Iyer, Dean of Faculty

Three Eras of Business Digitization

Information technology has been a source of competitive differentiation ever since companies climbed on that roller coaster. The point of emphasis, however, has evolved over the years. We have categorized this evolution into three eras – process digitization, digital customers, and digital experiences. We describe the three eras in this article. Process Digitization – Early information…

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Michael Chmura

Creep Alert Takes Top Honors In Wearables Hackathon

More than three dozen students and graduates competed in the Wearables Hackathon in the Butler Venture Accelerator at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College, using wearable technology to experiment with creating new products. Creep Alert, featuring undergraduate students Tien Mai (Babson College Global Scholar), Jack Rokous (founder, ROKO Design & Clothing Co.), Mara Steiu (founder,…

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Michael Chmura

Babson Hosts Wearables Hackathon February 24, 2017

The Babson Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative and the IoT Initiative at Babson College are hosting the Wearables Hackathon on Friday, February 24, 2017, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Butler Venture Accelerator at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College. Students will use wearable technology to experiment with creating new products.…

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Bala Iyer, Dean of Faculty

The Analytics Skills of the Digital Innovator

In 2017 and beyond, innovation with digital technologies is no longer a strategic option: it has become a necessity. Certain companies like Facebook, Alphabet, Apple, Amazon and IBM have become so adept at analytics that we refer to them as digital titans. In fact, these companies present a threat to every business with their superior information…

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Bala Iyer, Dean of Faculty

Educating the Digital Innovator

At Babson College we use the term digital innovator to describe a graduate who knows how to use modern digital infrastructure and tools to transform existing businesses or conceive and build new ones. It is through the mastery of digital technologies that the digital innovator can test ideas fast and reliably, accelerating the pace of innovation, launching new…

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