Live: Technology Fundamentals for Non-IT Professionals
This course helps business professionals to understand technology – how it works, what to expect and key trends shaping the future of businesses.
In this course we will explore the parts of technology and how they relate; key trends and underpinning laws that steer tech. development, to be able to see the big-picture IT and leverage it as a resource to achieve outcomes.
The ‘triple threat’ of Covid, climate change and technology disruption are changing the business environment and basis of global trade. Executives, business owners and working professionals need to understand the basic elements of technology, and be able to engage IT service providers, clients and upstream professionals with confidence and with performance impact.
Suitable for executives, business owners, management and technical professionals, the course gives a practical, contemporary view of tech. to power performance in real time in the workplace or home office.
1. What is the nature, components and architecture of technology
2. Contemporary trends in technology and their potential impact on performance
3. How to fit technology to processes more effectively and efficiently to drive performance
4. How to interact more effectively with IT professionals, and make better decisions
5. How to establish efficient data management structures to enhance your access to and use of data
This course is suitable for company executives, business owners, CFOs, operations management, management and technical professionals (across engineering, advertising and media, supply chain, consulting, legal, medical, education, security, hospitality, facilities and freelance professionals)
Faheem has over 2 decades of involvement in ICT training, consulting and research at company, sector and national levels. His roles included:
- program director for IT Management masters program at a Caribbean Business School;
- faculty on MBA, Marketing, Supply Chain and Public Sector masters programs and executive education courses
- consultant for digital transformation and technology strategy for growing organisations and start-ups.
He holds a MSc in Strategic Business IT, BSc in Management, and Graduate Certificates in Adult Education, amongst others.
What others have said:
“…[The Facilitator] was able to provide all of the practical experience… that lacked the business-to-technology alignment aspects from the other classes. This focused approach not only enhanced all theoretical principles but successfully stimulated my thinking of competitive advantage…” Mark K., Consultant & Investor
“[The Facilitator] had a wealth of knowledge that he was able to apply “across the board”, with a practical and logical approach – which was ideal for a student who was thinking of starting their own business, such as myself.” Rishi G., Department Manager & SME Owner
This course is scheduled to start on Monday, May 9th, 2022
Classes are live, via Zoom, from 6.30 – 8.30 pm (GMT -4.00)
All materials would be available via the course platform.
In this session we introduce technology, explore the various forms tech. takes, and examine how it has and continue to work with, alongside (and in some cases in place of) humans.
In this lesson, we unpack the various categories of hardware, understand the trends and drivers of trends in each category, and explore the fundamental laws that shape the evolution of hardware.
In this lesson, we examine the key elements that make up networks, and the different views that relate to networking. We consider present trends and their drivers, and the Internet and its constructs as basis of future inter-connectivity.
In this lesson, we unpack software in its various forms, and what we need to consider for its effective use in ventures and organisations. Trends are explored, as are common issues and challenges in the deployment of software within organsiations.
In this lesson, data as a resource is explored in depth. We consider key constructs, approaches to frame and manage data, and tools to get the most value from your data within a functional lifecycle.
In this lesson we explore the areas of computer security, business continuity and ethical use - all from the view of present opportunities and threats, impacts and implications on a business, and key solutions in terms of approaches and tools... all to ensure we are proactive and prepared for eventualities.
Live classes start Monday 9th May, 2022.
Classes are 6.30 to 8.30 pm (GMT - 4.00)
Zoom link available on registration