The Future of Operations: The Era of Digital Ubiquity
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Digital ubiquity is revolutionizing business.
It is causing companies to transform their business models and change how they create and capture value. Companies that previously manufactured products or provided services are becoming software and analytics companies, developing new types of capabilities—like collaboration and coordination—and forming entirely new kinds of partnerships.
Digital ubiquity is also causing companies to completely rethink how they go about operations. Operations is often mistakenly viewed as “manufacturing,” but operations is what gives a company its ability to act. As with every other aspect of a company, digital technology is enabling completely new operating models.
On May 25, in a live, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Harvard Business School professor Marco Iansiti will discuss how digital ubiquity is affecting every business of every size and stage, in every sector. He will discuss how companies such as GE are transforming themselves, and why companies that don’t fully embrace digital transformation are at risk.
If you hear constantly about digital technologies but are unclear about their impact on your industry or firm, or aren’t sure how to fully leverage digital technologies to transform your business, join HBR and Marco Iansiti on May 25.
About the Speakers
Marco Iansiti, David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration, heads the Technology and Operations Management Unit and the Digital Initiative at HBS. Professor Iansiti is an expert on digital innovation and transformation, with a special focus on strategy, business models, and new product development in high technology industries. His research studied innovation and operations in both firms and firm networks.
Karim R. Lakhani is Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and the Principal Investigator of the Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. He specializes in the management of technological innovation in firms and communities. His research is on distributed innovation systems and the movement of innovative activity to the edges of organizations and into communities. He has extensively studied the emergence of open source software communities and their unique innovation and product development strategies. He has also investigated how critical knowledge from outside of the organization can be accessed through innovation contests. Currently Professor Lakhani is investigating incentives and behavior in contests and the mechanisms behind scientific team formation through field experiments on the TopCoder platform and the Harvard Medical School.