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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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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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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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Architecting a New Trajectory for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Babson College has gained great success under the assumption that entrepreneurship is the formula for vibrant economies and rewarding careers for citizens. With its focus on entrepreneurial education, Babson has also received much recognition for its impact on student learning and educational outcomes. It has been ranked both for the value it provides and the…

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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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The Modern Workforce Requires Digital Innovators. Here’s How We’re Building Them.

At Babson College we have identified the need for a new type of graduate to join the modern workforce – the digital innovator. As waves of disruptive technologies have transformed the corporate world, the expectations from graduates have also changed. These knowledge workers are expected to have basic skills like communication, creativity, collaboration and, for Babson’s…

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