Technology leaders need to be familiar with the technologies that will drive their digital transformation. This learning path introduces these technologies to those responsible for driving their tech strategy. Topics include cloud computing, big data and data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, blockchain, the Internet of Things, software project management, and security policies. Also explore our Digital Transformation for Leaders and Digital Transformation in Practice learning paths.
Understand the critical technologies driving digital transformation.
Identify the technical skills needed to move toward a digital-first strategy.
Plan for the implementation of your digital strategy.
Foundations of The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) with Jonathan Reichental
Explore the technology and disruptors of Industry 4.0. Learn about the impact of I4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, on our society, jobs, and lives.
1h 51m • COURSE
RPA, AI, and Cognitive Tech for Leaders with Ian Barkin
Learn what C-suite executives need to know to navigate the digital operations landscape, filter out the noise, and successfully digitize their organization using RPA, ML, analytics, and AI.
53m 33s • COURSE
Cloud Architecture: Core Concepts (2017) with David Linthicum
Get up to speed with the fundamentals of cloud architecture. Learn about the business and technical requirements of building a strong architecture, cloud parts, and more.
1h 1m • COURSE
Cloud Architecture: Advanced Concepts with David Linthicum
Learn how microservices, serverless architecture, high-performance computing, and other advanced concepts may impact your cloud architecture.
1h 15m • COURSE
Big Data Foundations: Techniques and Concepts with Barton Poulson
What is big data? Explore its impact on consumers, businesses, and scientific research, and the methods behind storing, manipulating, and analyzing it.
2h 12m • COURSE
Artificial Intelligence Foundations: Thinking Machines with Doug Rose
Learn the key concepts behind artificial intelligence (AI), including strong and weak AI, approaches such as machine learning, and practical uses for new AI-enhanced technologies.
1h 27m • COURSE
Machine Learning and AI Foundations: Value Estimations with Adam Geitgey
Discover how to solve value estimation problems with machine learning. Learn how to build a value estimation system that can estimate the value of a home.
1h 4m • COURSE
Machine Learning and AI Foundations: Decision Trees with Keith McCormick
Establish a strong foundation in machine learning by exploring the IBM SPSS Modeler and learning about CHAID, C&RT, and how to improve your model. This course is designed to help expand your data science skills.
1h 16m • COURSE
Machine Learning & AI: Advanced Decision Trees with Keith McCormick
Work towards a mastery of machine learning by exploring advanced decision tree algorithm concepts. Learn about the QUEST algorithm, the C5.0 algorithm, and a few advanced topics that apply to all decision trees.
1h 16m • COURSE
Blockchain Basics with Jonathan Reichental
Blockchain technology presents a radical and disruptive new way of conducting all manner of transactions over the Internet. In this course, learn what the blockchain is and what it might mean to you.
57m 13s • COURSE
Learning Cloud Computing: Core Concepts (2016) with David Linthicum
Migrating to the cloud? Get a general overview of cloud computing, including cloud security, operations, and services such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Office 365.
1h 4m • COURSE
Blockchain: Beyond the Basics with Jonathan Reichental
Learn about blockchain technology and the implications of decentralized, encrypted data storage for business and society.
1h 31m • COURSE
IoT Foundations: Fundamentals with Bruce Sinclair
Learn what the Internet of Things is, and how it works from a technical standpoint.
38m 9s • COURSE
IoT Foundations: Standards and Ecosystems with Zahraa Khalil
Explore IoT standards and ecosystems. Learn about IoT markets, the major security and privacy challenges facing the development of IoT, the standards development process, and more.
1h 32m • COURSE
Agile Development Practices with Harrison Ferrone
Get practical advice and learn developer-centric tips for how to navigate and improve your agile software workflow.
26m 29s • COURSE
Implementing an Information Security Program with Kip Boyle
Learn how to build an information security program, implement it at your organization, and keep it in operation to mitigate risk and remain in compliance.
2h 31m • COURSE
You'll learn digital transformation skills with these experts
Dr. Jonathan Reichental is an award-winning technology leader.
In 2013, he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun. He is a popular writer, recently coauthoring The Apps Challenge Playbook, and he is a frequent public speaker on a wide range of technology and business-related topics. He teaches classes at University of California, Berkeley, and at the University of San Francisco.
Ian Barkin is a digital transformation industry veteran, speaker, and the cofounder of Symphony Ventures.
Ian is a seasoned leader and innovator in digital operations, robotic process automation (RPA), intelligent automation, and business process outsourcing (BPO). He boasts a proven track record of digital transformation solution development and sales of complex global engagements. At Symphony Ventures—a robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation services firm—Ian leverages his industry expertise designing and transforming front, middle, and back-office environments, unleashing value and enhanced experiences for clients, customers, citizens, and more. As the company's chief strategy officer, he works with global firms to enable positive disruption by identifying and maximizing the impact of 'future of work' techniques, including RPA and machine learning. Ian holds a BA in economics and psychology from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT/London School of Economics and an MBA, Finance and Entrepreneurship from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a regular speaker at major industry events and is featured in major press outlets including the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, and TechCrunch.
David Linthicum is the chief cloud strategy officer at Deloitte Consulting.
David was just named the #1 cloud influencer via a recent major report by Apollo Research. David is a cloud computing thought leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker. He has been a CTO five times for both public and private companies, and a CEO three times in the last 25 years. Few individuals are true giants of cloud computing, but David's achievements, reputation, and stellar leadership has earned him a lofty position within the industry. It's not just that he is a top thought leader in the cloud computing universe, but he is often the visionary that the wider media invites to offer its readers, listeners, and viewers a peek inside the technology that is reshaping businesses every day. With more than 13 books on computing, more than 5,000 published articles, more than 500 conference presentations, and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, showing, and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly. He has expanded the vision of both startups and established corporations as to what is possible and achievable.
David is a Gigaom research analyst and writes prolifically for InfoWorld as a cloud computing blogger. David is also a contributor to IEEE Cloud Computing, as well as SearchCloudComputing and SearchAWS from Tech Target. He is quoted in major business publications, including Forbes, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, and the LA Times. David has appeared on NPR several times as a computing industry commentator, and does a weekly podcast on cloud computing.
Barton Poulson is a professor, designer, and data analytics expert.
Barton has bridged the analytic and aesthetic for most of his life, with a background in industrial design, a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology, and a deep love for data analysis and data visualization as well as the visual and performing arts. Bart is an associate professor of psychology at Utah Valley University and has studied at Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and the City University of New York. In his role as a teacher of research and analysis, he has conducted hundreds of studies with his students on topics from social identity and aspirations to implicit preferences for poetry and architecture. Bart and his wife, Jacque Lynn Bell, a modern dance choreographer, live with their three children in beautiful Salt Lake City.
Doug Rose teaches Fortune 500s and next-gen project management professionals how to be agile and lead change.
Doug Rose specializes in organizational coaching, training, and change management. He's worked for more than 20 years transforming organizations with technology and training. He's helped several Fortune 500 clients optimize their business processes and improve productivity and delivery. His most recent book is Leading Agile Teams. He also teaches several lively and engaging courses at the University of Chicago, Syracuse University, Emory University, and the University of Virginia.
Doug has a master's degree in information management and a juris doctor (JD) degree. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), as well as a Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop (CCHD).
Adam Geitgey is a developer who is captivated by how machine learning is changing software development.
His background is in building large-scale websites and helping startups in Silicon Valley take advantage of machine learning. He has a passion for putting theory into practice—taking cutting-edge developments in machine learning and sharing them with software developers of all skill levels.
Keith McCormick is an independent data miner, trainer, speaker, and author.
Keith is skilled at explaining complex methods to new users or decision makers at many levels of technical detail. He specializes in predictive models and segmentation analysis including classification trees, neural nets, general linear model, cluster analysis, and association rules.
Bruce Sinclair is a consultant, author, and founder of Iot.Inc, an online resource for the Internet of Things.
Bruce started in the business of IoT in 2008 as CEO of a networking company that sold a smart home–enabling platform to Internet service providers. He began his career as a mathematician and then programmer who quickly found his way to business through marketing, and he has been CEO of companies in the visual computing and IT industries.
Today Bruce is the president of Iot-Inc. He advises brands, manufacturers, and vendors on their IoT strategies, and also keynotes on the Internet of Things at events around the world. And he is the author of the book IoT Inc: How Your Company Can Use the Internet of Things to Win in the Outcome Economy.
Bruce is known in the industry from his podcast, video series, and monthly meetup in the Silicon Valley, and he is a featured author for leading business and technology publications.
Zahraa is passionate about STEM education—a keen interest that is reflected in her work as an electrical engineering instructor at Mohawk college. In addition to her work in higher education, she is an education chapter membership development lead for IEEE Women in Engineering. She works to provide education programs which improve the entry and retention of women in engineering programs.
Harrison Ferrone is a software engineer, game developer, creative technologist, and Certified ScrumMaster.
He has worked on mobile applications and game projects as a freelancer, for an independent start-up, and an industry leading enterprise company. His main focus is on Swift and C#, but he has recently been branching out into C++ and Unreal Engine 4. When he's not coding or reading everything he can get his hands on, he's chasing the feel of golden era hip-hop and taking afternoon naps with his girlfriend and their three cats.
Kip Boyle is an information security expert and the founder and CEO of Cyber Risk Opportunities.
He is a former chief information security officer for both technology and financial services companies and was a cybersecurity consultant at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Kip managed global IT risk for a $9 billion logistics company and was the wide area network security director for the F-22 Raptor program. He has participated in several cybersecurity war game exercises and has worked closely with various government agencies, including the FBI. Kip is a former US Air Force officer and serves on the board of directors of the Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN). He's been quoted in Entrepreneur and Chief Executive. He is the coauthor of Chapter 68, "Outsourcing Security Functions," in Computer Security Handbook. He earned his BS in computer information systems from the University of Tampa, an MS in management from Troy State University, and a certificate in executive leadership from Seattle University.