We educate leaders who make a difference in the world. It’s what HBS does. And we at the DI are committed to equipping the leaders of today with the technical and business skills they need to succeed and lead in the digital economy.
Data skills are in higher demand than ever, and the workforce is rapidly attempting to fill the gap. In this article, Emily Glassberg Sands (Ph.D. ’14 in Economics) shares her observations on data upskilling trends gleaned from over 30 million learners at Coursera — some of them might surprise you!
In 2015, there were 7 million jobs that required some level of coding, but the number of workers with those skills hasn’t kept up with demand. Could provide better access to technical learning for those who work in lower-paying industries provide the answer? Kausik Rajgopal and Steve Westly think so.
What are humanities good for? It turns out, in today’s complex and interrelated modern world, quite a lot. In this piece from the Harvard Business Review, J.M. Olejarz deconstructs the false dichotomy between liberal arts and STEM fields and argues that humanities majors have much to offer in the digital economy.
What are the meaningful implications of technological innovation? This is the question Janet Balis (MBA ’99) found herself asking at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Breaking down her key insights from the conference, Balis offers several salient and thought-provoking questions for those seeking to derive more impact from innovation than simply shiny, exciting new gadgets.
On October 11th, 2017 the Digital Seminar series hosted Anja Lambrecht from London Business School. Anja gave a talk called “Algorithmic Bias? An Empirical Study into Apparent Gender-Based Discrimination in the Display of STEM Career Ads.”
This article takes a look at the thriving tech culture on the Harvard Business School campus, and explores how MBA students view the value of opportunities to become more technical. If “coding is the new business literacy,” then the CODE club at HBS is going for fluency.
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