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Certificate of Disruptive Technologies – New Course Coming Soon!

An exciting professional development opportunity to explore the future of disruptive technologies is coming soon.

The Certificate of Disruptive Technologies is an online professional development course that will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how disruptive technologies will influence the future of industries across a multitude of sectors. 

Disruptive technologies shake up the status quo, change the way we live and work, and threaten businesses and organisations that don’t have strong change management practices in place. 


Learning Outcomes: 

In the modern workplace, digital disruption is a constant threat. Many disruptive technologies are on the horizon and they will drastically change the way we live and work. If businesses aren’t prepared, they risk being left behind.  

The Certificate of Disruptive Technologies is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to adapt business operations to meet a digital future. 

In this disruptive technologies course, you will learn how to lead a team through change, develop business models that enable digital transformation, use robots and robotic process automation (RPA), and apply and create engagement with virtual assistant technology.

You will also develop the skills and knowledge required to understand and implement Platform as a Service (PaaS), cloud computing, edge computing, blockchain technology and machine learning for an organisation. 

On completion of this course, you will understand best practices for managing and implementing digital transformation for a business or organisation.


What are Disruptive Technologies? 

Disruptive technologies are technological advances that will transform life, business, and the economy.  A report from the McKinsey Global Institute identifies 12 technologies that could cause massive disruptions in the not so distant future. 

We have already experienced numerous disruptive technologies throughout the ages, from the telephone which disrupted the telegram service to the smartphone which disrupted PDAs, GPS, MP3s and even laptops.  


Among the 12 Disruptive Technologies are:


Cloud – the use of computer hardware and software to deliver services over the internet or a network, which has a potential economic impact of 1.7 to 6.2 trillion dollars by 2025. Cloud is also predicted to increase productivity by 15 – 20 per cent. 


Advanced robotics – the creation of increasingly cutting-edge robots with enhanced sensors, dexterity and intelligence, which will be programmed to automate many everyday tasks, are predicted to have an economic impact of between 1.7 and 4.5 trillion dollars by 2015.


Autonomous/near-autonomous vehicles – The advent of cars that can drive themselves is imminent, with predictions that these types of vehicles will be popular on our roads in 2025. The potential economic impact will be between 0.2 to 1.9 trillion dollars by 2025. More importantly, these vehicles are predicted to save thousands of lives from fatal traffic accidents. 


Internet of Things – Networks of low-cost sensors and actuators for data collection, monitoring and decision-making, and optimisation of processes are set to disrupt the manufacturing, health care and mining industries. The Internet of Things has the potential to drive productivity across 36 trillion in operating costs. 


Stay tuned for further information on this exciting new professional development course and start dates – to be released soon.