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Shannon Sweeny

Babson’s Vikki Rodgers Elected to the Ecological Research as Education Network Board of Directors

Babson professor Vikki Rodgers has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN).   EREN is a group of 300+ faculty from 210+ primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) that collaborate to create and perform ecological research projects that engage students and generate high-quality publishable data. It was started in 2010…

Michael Chmura

Professor Juras Named ICMA Board of Regents Chair

The ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) Board of Regents, the body that oversees the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, has appointed a new chair for the 2017-2020 term: Paul E. Juras, CMA, CPA, Ph.D., the Vander Wolk Professor of Managerial Accounting and Operational Performance in the Accountancy and Law Division at Babson College. Juras…

Digital Experience Initiative (dXi)

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…

Digital Experience Initiative (dXi)

The Irresistible Rise of Internet of Things

Post by Sinan Erzurumlu The next industrial revolution is knocking at your door. Is your company ready for it? The new industry is spurred by interconnected digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, sophisticated sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, and mobile devices. IoT in these technologies is poised to bring a level of unprecedented…

Digital Experience Initiative (dXi)

8 Ways Digital Transformation is Changing New Product Development

Post by Ruben Mancha, Sebastian Fixson, Jennifer Bailey, Victor Seidel, Bala Iyer, Sinan Erzurumlu, and Steven Gordon Increasingly competitive market verticals and Digital Titans crossing traditional industry boundaries place pressure on organizations to innovate. Seventy-nine percent of CEO’s participating in a large-scale global survey report innovation as being their top-most or among their top-three priorities.1 At…

Digital Experience Initiative (dXi)

Managing IoT Security

By Steven Gordon On October 21, 2016, a cyber attack was unleashed on the Internet that nearly brought the web to its knees. The attack sought to disable the Internet’s DNS system, which translates domain names, such as babson.edu, into network addresses, such as 155.48.7.191. Without a way of doing this translation, a browser is…

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…

Bala Iyer, Dean of Faculty

10 Things Managers Need To Know About Digital Strategy

Marc Andreessen famously proclaimed that software is eating the world and that the best software companies will win in every sector. The arrival of software and digitalization strategies are impacting every aspect of business and changing the rules of the game in every front. In its pure form, we have the Digital Titans – Alphabet,…