New Buzzword: Digital Transformation

by: Jack Lau

Every now and then, we hear a new “hot” term in the engineering world.  Apparently, hot topic is not limited to the engineering side.
We have had the privilege of surveying some executive business education lately, given that we are engineers and business oriented.  To our surprise, a number of the business schools are now offering executive education courses on a topic called Digital Transformation.  Schools that offer such courses are no less that the like of Harvard (https://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/digs/Pages/default.aspx), MIT, Duke — to name just a few. In fact, even if we went far away to Russia, the call for knowledge (from the business school education stand point) is loud and clear.
So, why did we say that we are surprised (pleasantly) in the first place?

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