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Technological Disruption: Managing, the Impact on Business, Society and Politics


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Disruptive technology has led to significant changes in the way we live and work, particularly over the past 20 years. For business, the large-scale adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and even social media demands new focus on innovation and adaptability to rapidly evolving global markets.

The Technological Disruption: Managing the Impact on Business, Society and Politics online certificate course from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is designed to provide you with the tools to develop a strategic response to disruptive innovation. On the course, you’ll engage with a network of like-minded professionals, as you investigate the impact of rapid technological change in modern economies and societies. Through a broad lens, you’ll discover the impact of technology on economics and competitive policy, business models, and the fundamental processes which drive society, including the democratic process itself. Drawing on insights from leading LSE faculty representing a diverse range of disciplines, you’ll learn to identify disruptive technologies, their organisational implications, and deploy a strategic response.

Is this course for you?

This online certificate course is designed for leaders and professionals seeking to understand the role of technological disruption in their sector. It offers insights into innovation and disruption for managers interested in developing a strategic response to new technologies. Policy professionals and public sector workers will have the opportunity to explore how legislation and policy are used to address disruption, while consultants will benefit from an expanded understanding of technologies such as AI, automation, and robotics, and the impact of these technologies on their industries. Finance and marketing professionals will learn how technology is already changing their industries, and will gain strategies for response. Executives will be able to examine the risks associated with global technology competition, and how these can be navigated. IT professionals will learn how to spot the vulnerabilities of innovation, and how they lead to negative outcomes including fraud and cybercrime.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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