OPIM314 - Enabling Technologies
Conducting business in a networked economy invariably involves interplay with technology. The purpose of this course is to improve understanding of technology (what it can or cannot enable) and the business drivers of technology-related decisions in firms. We will be discussing some of the new and most disruptive technologies right now to stimulate thought on new applications for commerce and new ventures, as well as their implications to the tech industry as a whole. Topics include social media, online advertising, big data, and cloud computing. *IN SPRING 2015 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AS A FULL-CU COURSE THAT ONLY MEETS DURING Q3. WE WILL MEET TWICE A WEEK FOR 3 HOURS PER DAY TO ENSURE THAT THE TOTAL CLASSROOM TIME IS THE SAME AS OTHER 1-CU COURSES. THIS FORMAT WILL FREE UP TIME FOR STUDENTS TO WORK ON COURSE PROJECTS DURING Q4. WE WILL NOT HAVE REGULAR CLASS TIME IN Q4 AS A RESULT.*
The course will take a layered approach (from network infrastructure) to data infrastructure to applications infrastructure, or direct enablers of commerce) to first, understanding and then, thinking about technology enablers. Network infrastructure layers include fundamentals of wired and wireless infrastructure technologies such as protocols for networking, broadband technologies - for last (DSL, Cable etc) and other miles (advances in optical networking) and digital cellular communications. Data infrastructure layers include usage tracking technologies, search technologies and data mining. Direct application layers include personalization technologies (CRM), design technologies for content and exchanges, software renting enablers, application service provision, agents and security mechanisms. Finally some emberging technology enablers (such as bluetooth, biometrics and virtual reality) are identified and discussed.
OPIM314001 ( Syllabus )
OPIM662 - Enabling Technologies
This course is about understanding emerging technology enablers with a goal of stimulating thinking on new applications for commerce. No prerequisite or technical background is assumed. The class is self-contained (mainly lecture-based) and will culminate in a class-driven identification of novel businesses that exploit these enablers. *IN SPRING 2015, OPIM662 WILL BE OFFERED AS A FULL-CU COURSE THAT ONLY MEETS DURING Q3. WE WILL MEET TWICE A WEK FOR 3 HOURS PER DAY TO ENSURE THAT THE TOTAL CLASSROOM TIME IS THE SAME AS OTHER 1-CU COURSES. THIS FORMAT WILL FREE UP TIME FOR STUDENTS TO WORK ON COURSE PROJECTS DURING Q4. WE WILL NOT HAVE REGULAR CLASS TIME IN Q4*
No prerequisite or technical background is assumed. Students with little prior technical background can use the course to become more technologically informed. Those with moderate to advanced technical background may find the course a useful survey of emerging technologies. The course is recommended for students interested in careers in consulting, investement banking and venture capital in the tech sector.
OPIM662001 ( Syllabus )