The aim of this Digital Technologies and Innovation Short Course is to arm participants with a clear set of concepts, methods, and metrics to identify, nurture, and evaluate the impact of technology on business innovation.
The course is structured around four specific axes:
- Context: Analysing the impact of the digital economy on our perceptions of work, the workplace, productivity, and innovation
- Methods and technologies: Understanding current practices of omnichannel distribution, social commerce, and digital transformation
- Case studies: Exploring specific experiences in several industries: banking, manufacturing, retail, and public service.
- Metrics: Applying different benchmarks of innovation
Resources you may find useful in this course include:
- OECD Library on Digital Technologies and Innovation
- CSIRO resources on digital technologies
- Accenture resources on emerging technologies
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Describe the different manifestations of innovation and understand where they should be applied
- Identify trends in digital technology adoption and diffusion
- Understand and deploy innovation methods in business contexts
- Develop and complete a business innovation canvas for their company
- Investigate and prioritise business products and processes for innovation
- Design and develop solutions to business problems.
This is a self-paced short course. No assessment is required, however, there are options to convert the unit into a recognised course of study, with the completion of specific assessment tasks. Please contact the course director to discuss options for formal assessment and unit accreditation.