Digital Technology Demystified
Understand how the digital world operates and works
The purpose of Digital Technology Demystified is to develop your capacity to add value, innovate, and distinguish your organisation in a competitive marketplace. A focus on advanced technology - which includes AI, Blockchain, Robotics, and Internet of Things – is becoming a requirement for most companies, their clients and customers alike so, Digital Technology Demystified will help you gain confidence in these areas.
The learning goals of the course are to develop the following knowledge and thinking skills.
Technology is a vast subject area. Its scope embraces the most basic tools through to the most extreme complexity imaginable. There are now few areas of human activity that digital technologies do not touch. They cross and disrupt traditional boundaries, so we will explore how companies such as Rolls Royce have transformed themselves into digital technology based services business, and how other companies have innovated with digital technology to grow revenue.
The pace of the evolution of digital technology in recent times has been breathtaking, and will continue to accelerate into the foreseeable future, so a key part of this course is to identify the drivers of change and the directions in which digital technology is moving.
The course covers computing, programming, software, the internet and how businesses create digital technology solutions. Each section has a knowledge check and poses practical challenges.
The end goal of the course is for you to be able to outline a technical solution that addresses a practical business issue, and the course is designed to build all the knowledge and skills you will need to complete this task.
Mike’s passion is to simplify Deep Tech to enable organisations grow, and help people to learn.
In September 2013, after a long and successful career at Microsoft, Mike founded what was to become learn-tech.io - a company dedicated to democratising Deep Tech, and helping people develop technical, scientific, mathematics, engineering and business knowledge and skills. learn-tech.io now has customers for its products and services in UK, Singapore, China and Australia.
Mike started his career in automotive engineering, spent 10 years teaching and at Secondary and University levels, then worked at Microsoft for 13 years before founding his current business. His experience spans the full spectrum of technology - from AI to Zero Emissions solutions.
Learn-tech.io provides custom learning and technology solutions to organisations such as Pearson, Intel, Microsoft, ARM, BBC, Singapore Science Centre, RM Plc, Box Hill Institute, Burges Salmon and the Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy.
The learn-tech.io organisation includes partners in Asia, and “Deep Tech Task Force” - a team of interns focussed on simplifying a wide range of aspects of Deep Tech from Neural Networks, to FinTech, to Law and Public Policy.
Mike is the author of the “AI Demystified” and “How to Make a Mind?” courses. He has delivered keynote speeches across the world on a range of technology related subjects and has worked at senior level in over 30 countries.
Start1.1 Computing Demystified
Start1.2 Programming Demystified
Start1.3 The Internet Demystified
Start1.4 Digital Business Demystified
Start1.5 A Framework for Digital Technology
Start1.6 Video Resources
Start1.7 Knowledge Check
Start1.8 Answers to Raspberry Pi Questions
Start1.9 Technology Framework Challenge