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 investigate different strategies to reduce the impact of unknowns and other risk factors on the successful deployment of your product or service idea. You will identify and evaluate a sequence of operational tasks to develop your product or service. Your task sequence will then undergo a peer review to inform the necessary changes to reduce risk and make your plan more viable. You will leave this course with a validated strategy for the development of your new product or service where risk has been reduced.
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
- Prototypes and Pilots
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Who Should Enroll
- Business leaders
- Technology leaders inclusing CTOs