Karan Girotra is a professor of operations, technology, and information management at Cornell Tech and Cornell University. He collaborates with companies building new business models in the areas of urban living, smart transportation, and e-commerce, helping them design rigorous, research-based solutions. Professor Girotra’s research team has been recognized by many awards, including the prestigious Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Award and multiple best paper awards. He has also won awards for his teaching on entrepreneurship and new business models, and was featured in the Poets & Quants Best 40 Under 40 business professors list. In addition to his academic work, Professor Girotra is one of the founders of TerraPass Inc., which the New York Times identified as one of the most noteworthy ideas of 2005. Since then, TerraPass has helped businesses and individuals reduce over 100 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Professor Girotra holds Ph.D. and A.M. degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
In this course, you will design a testing plan for your product or service. You will choose an experimental strategy such as prototyping or pilots for collecting real-world data. Then, you will formulate your experiment to ensure reliable results while being conscious of accuracy and cost. You will identify what success looks like for your product or service and develop metrics to test those factors. By the end of the course, you will be prepared to test your prototype or pilot and evaluate how your product or service idea needs to improve.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Preparing for Digital Transformation
- Rapid Ideation
- Generating Opportunities for Digital Disruption
- Developing and Pitching Ideas
- Value Creation and the Business Model Canvas
Key Course Takeaways
- Describe three strategies for primary data collection from your customers or end users
- Develop a testing plan for your product or service idea
- Meet best practices in research design
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3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Professor of Operations, Technology, and Information Management, Cornell Tech
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- Business leaders
- Technology leaders including CTOs
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