The Crossroads of Sponsors, Strategy and Digital Transformation
Location: Westborough DoubleTree Hotel
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
PDUs: 1 Strategic & Business Management; .5 Leadership
Sponsored by Northeastern University & Project Summit/BA World
How can project managers thrive in an era where our sponsors face increasing ambiguity, where strategic initiatives evolve at a rapid pace, and all of us are impacted by the adoption of digital technology?
There is no shortage of information about the expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Transformation, and the impact it will have on every facet of our lives. Not too many years ago, there was much skepticism around the use of AI for anything other than repetitive tasks that could be duplicated through machine learning.
We now know that AI can be developed to perform complex tasks that were once performed by human beings and that the digital transformation of information is increasingly being utilized by organizations.
AI now exists in the automotive, aerospace, healthcare, and the financial industry to name a few sectors of what is becoming an exhaustive list of industries that are leveraging advanced robots. In fact, a report issued by the McKinsey Global Institute, in late 2017, suggests that as many as 375 million workers globally, or approximately 14% of the global workforce, will be impacted by automation and may need to evolve their skill sets to adapt to the impact of AI.
Northeastern University offers a suite of project management degrees and certificates. The Master of Science in Project Management provides students with the practical skills and theoretical concepts they need to lead complex projects. Featuring real-world experiential learning opportunities, these programs present techniques and tools for managing long- and short-term projects, successfully and cost-effectively.
In addition, the Master of Science in Program and Project Portfolio Management provides a natural alignment to the professional advancement that exists within the industry—from project manager to program manager to portfolio manager.
Students can choose the learning format that meets their needs: 100% online, on-ground, our in a hybrid format.