Why Information Technology Provides Strategic Advantage

Learn how to apply IT to business strategies and redefine your role as CIO.
Competitive Strategy / Technology

Format          70 Minute Lesson
Chapters       6
Skill Level     New to Topic
Audience      CIO
Includes       Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

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In this lesson, ExecSense and CTM of Columbia University examine how your IT department can impact the bottom line. Take the 70 minutes to view to learn why data and IT departments are transcending traditional support and becoming business drivers.

This 6-chapter session is part of the video series Strategic Tech & Innovation led by expert, Dr. Art Langer (Director for The Center for Technology Management of Columbia University), and focuses on:

  • How new waves of disruptive technologies are affecting industries, and shifting the way services are delivered, managed, and measured in business
  • Why the consumerization of technology has created the need for new forces in business and shifted corporate priorities, making speed superior to cost and information more valuable than the systems that deliver it
  • What it means to do business in a VUCA world—one that is volatile, uncertain, ambiguous, and complex—and why constantly evolving and refreshing systems and information means the end of planning as we know it
  • A comprehensive breakdown of the three broadening dimensions of technology: acceleration, dynamic behavior, and unpredictable outcomes
  • Important strategic thinking, transformational, and leadership skills with a step- by-step plan to create dynamic internal processes, understand market changes, and implement continuous improvement practices

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Art Langer

Dr. Art Langer
Director of the Center of Technology Management at Columbia University

Expertise: IT Management

Dr. Arthur M. Langer is the Director of the Center for Technology Management at Columbia University and is Vice Chair of Faculty and Executive Director of the Department of Innovation and Design at the School of Professional Studies.

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He also serves on the faculty of the Department of Organization and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education (Teachers College). Dr. Langer is also an elected member of the Columbia University Faculty Senate.

Dr. Langer is the author of Strategic IT: Best Practices for Managers and Executives (2013 with Lyle Yorks), Guide to Software Development: Designing & Managing the Life Cycle (2012), Information Technology and Organizational Learning (2011), Analysis and Design of Information Systems (2007), Applied Ecommerce (2002), and The Art of Analysis (1997) and has numerous published articles and papers relating to service learning for underserved populations, IT organizational integration, mentoring and staff development.

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