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.
All businesses rely on business model evolution through identifying and using new digital tools. In this course, you will identify the best method to choose the best ideas for digital transformation for your organization or entrepreneurial venture. You will conduct a builder audit to assess the current state of the innovation process and establish what the ideal state of building should be. After completing the builder audit, you will produce a digitization audit, where you will assess the current state of digital tools utilization in sourcing, organizational processes, customer interaction, and after-sales. This analysis will lead you to identify opportunities for digital technology use.
Key Course Takeaways
- Conduct a builder audit to assess product ideation at your organization
- Assess the gap between the current state and the ideal state
- Perform a digitization audit to assess the implementation of digital tools
- Identify opportunities for digital transformation
How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
- Business leaders
- Technology leaders, including CTOs