University of Technology Sydney

21958 Leading Technological Disruption

3cp; 10hrs face-to-face (2 x 3.5hrs, 1 x 3hrs); additional learning activities provided online via Canvas
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This subject develops approaches to analysing strategies for managing a range of disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality (VR)/ augmented reality (AR), rapid genetic sequencing and editing, reusable rocket launch vehicles, 5G and renewable energy. The impact of these technologies and how they can lead to the creation of new business models is illustrated through cases from different industries including computing, communications, electronics, digital, biotechnology, transport and pharmaceuticals. This subject equips students with an integrated set of tools and techniques for managing technological disruptions including roadmapping, blue ocean canvas and scenario planning.

Students also explore a range of visualisation techniques for presenting data and insights to diverse audiences with a view of building understanding and effecting change. The ethical implications of new technologies is also addressed.

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