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BUS 237 — The New Economics of Disruptive Technologies

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 22—Mar 19
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Feb 4
Unit: 1
Tuition: $525
Instructor(s): Kartik Gada
Status: Registration opens on 12/04/2017
Please Note: (No class on February 19)
Winter
On-campus course
Mondays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Jan 22—Mar 19
8 weeks
Drop By
Feb 4
1 Unit
Fees
$525
Instructor(s):
Kartik Gada
Registration opens on 12/04/2017
Please Note: (No class on February 19)
The increasing volume, depth, and complexity of technological disruptions in the modern age have divided society between those who astutely pursue opportunities created from technological disruptions, and those who are caught unprepared or otherwise have difficulty keeping up with so many changes. This course will teach students how to position themselves and their employers more favorably in this era of rapid technological change.

We will address one highly visible disruptive technology each week, including artificial intelligence, 3D printing, financial technology (fintech), quantum computing, alternative/virtual reality, and the Internet of Things, among others. Each week we will analyze why certain industries are being disrupted by that technology, and how the landscape within and around affected industries is being rearranged. We will examine how seemingly unrelated technological disruptions are interconnected and self-reinforcing, and how to evaluate an industry for indicators of imminent technological disruption. Finally, we will examine methods to identify new business opportunities within each technological disruption, and how to increase the chances of seeing these opportunities early.

This course will be valuable for individuals seeking to transition to new fields of technology, managers seeking to adapt their organizations and business models for these technologies, and those who simply find trends in technological progress to be exciting and inspiring.

Kartik Gada, Executive Director, Woodside Capital Partners

Kartik Gada specializes in M&A for companies representing the most advanced technologies. He is the author of The ATOM, an ebook about the new economics of technology. He received an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.
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