November 28, 2018


2 months, online
6-8 hours per week



info Flexible payment available

Note: No previous programming or software development experience is necessary to benefit from this online program.

A Digital Revolution Is Underway.

In a rapidly expanding digital marketplace, legacy companies without a clear digital transformation strategy are being left behind. How can we stay on top of rapid—and sometimes radical—change? How can we position our organizations to take advantage of new technologies? How can we track and combat the security threats facing all of us as we are swept forward into the future?

$1.3 Trillion

Global spending on digital
transformation technologies will reach
$1.3 trillion in 2018.


50 Billion

The number of Internet-connected things
will reach 50 billion by 2020.


$1.4 Billion

In 2017, the damaged caused by
cybercrime amounted to $1.4
billion USD.



Who is this Program for?

  • Professionals in traditional companies poised to implement strategic change, as well as entrepreneurs seeking to harness the opportunities afforded by new technologies, will learn the fundamentals of digital transformation and secure the necessary tools to navigate their enterprise to a digital platform.
  • Participants come from a wide range of industries and include C-suite executives, business consultants, corporate attorneys, risk officers, marketing, R&D, and innovation enablers.

Your Learning Journey

This online program takes you through the fundamentals of digital technologies transforming our world today. Led by MIT faculty at the forefront of data science, participants will learn the history and application of transformative technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, IoT, and cybersecurity as well as the implications of employing—or ignoring—digitalization.

Video lectures and discussions

Each module includes a series of video lectures by MIT faculty, accompanied by more informal discussions on select topics.

Demonstrations and interactive assignments

Demonstrations and online exercises accompany each module. These serve to illustrate key concepts, such as blockchain creation, password fallibility, understanding algorithms, and cloud infrastructure.

Peer discussion groups

Discussion boards are an integral part of each module and provide a forum where participants can interact, share ideas, and ask questions.

Live Q&A

Live webinars with MIT faculty provide opportunity for additional instruction as well as Q&A sessions for the group.

Program Modules

  • Module 1: Blockchain Foundations
  • Module 2: Blockchain Applications
  • Module 3: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work
  • Module 4: Cloud
  • Module 5: The Internet of Things
  • Module 6: Cybersecurity

Industry Examples

Digital transformation has touched nearly every corner of modern life. Industries used to illustrate concepts in this online program include:

Entrepreneurial Ventures
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Program Faculty

Dr. John R. Williams
Dr. John R. Williams
Professor of Information Engineering and Director
of MIT's Geospatial Data Center

Dr. John Williams holds a BA in Physics from Oxford University, an MS in Physics from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Numerical Methods from University of Wales, Swansea. His research focuses on the application of large-scale computation to problems in cyber-physical security and energy studies. He is director of MIT's Geospatial Data Center and from 2006-2012, he was Director of the MIT Auto-ID Laboratory, which invented the Internet of Things.

He is author or co-author of over 200 journal and conference papers, as well as the book, RFID Technology and Applications. Alongside Bill Gates and Larry Ellison, he was named as one of the 50 most powerful people in Computer Networks.
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Dr. Abel Sanchez
Dr. Abel Sanchez
Research Scientist and Executive Director of MIT's
Geospatial Data Center

Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the Executive Director of MIT's Geospatial Data Center, architect of "The Internet of Things" global network, and architect of data analytics platforms for SAP, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Shell, Exxon Mobil, and Altria. In cyber security, Dr. Sanchez architected impact analysis of large-scale cyber-attacks designing Cyber Ranges for the Department of Defense (DOD).

In password security, Dr. Sanchez led the design of a password firewall(negative authentication) for the Intelligence Advanced
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Digital Transformation: From AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity


Get recognized! Upon successful completion of the program, MIT Professional Education grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 80% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.


MIT Professional Education Fire Hydrant Award

It’s said that studying with MIT is like drinking from a fire hose—intense, yet immensely satisfying. For those participants who demonstrate leadership by going above and beyond in the program, they’ll receive the coveted Fire Hydrant Award. This award can be displayed in professional bios, such as on LinkedIn. Decisions are made by MIT program faculty and facilitators based on participation and behaviors that exemplify exceptional leadership and contribution to the overall program experience for the cohort.

Note: After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of MIT Professional Education.

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