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Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Oxford Digital Disruption and Platforms Programme
8 June 2022
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14 June 2022
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Length: 6 weeks
Language: English
Effort: 7-10 hours per week, self-paced online learning
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Why study digital disruption and platforms?
In this six week immersive online programme, you will access insights from the University of Oxford and industry experts in order to:

  • Explain why platform-based business models, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology are considered disruptive technologies
  • Evaluate whether an industry is ready for disruption by platform-based business models, artificial intelligence or blockchain technology
  • Develop a strategic plan for responding to disruption from platform-based business models, artificial intelligence and/or blockchain technology
“The rise of the platform business model and the double-edged sword of new banking regulations provides a window of opportunity for new entrants looking to leverage artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to impact the future of banking.”
Pinar Ozcan,
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Is this programme right for you?

You will benefit from this programme if you are:

  • professional looking for deeper knowledge about the power of platforms, AI and blockchain in a business environment

  • An entrepreneur looking to integrate disruptive technologies into your business strategy

  • Are working with strategic, operational or managerial functions seeking opportunities for innovation

  • Intellectually curious, motivated and in the midst of, or aspiring towards, a career transition that requires future-fit skills in financial tech or banking

Programme content
Module 0: Orientation Module arrow
Module 1: Introduction to Digital Disruption Module arrow
Module 2: Platform Disruption Module arrow
Module 3: Disruption from AI and Blockchain Technologies Module arrow
Module 4: Responding to Disruption I Module arrow
Module 5: Responding to Disruption II Module arrow
Module 6: The Future Module arrow
What you will gain
  1. Proof of knowledge through the prestigious Certificate of Completion issued by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  2. A powerful professional network from building connections with a global cohort of leaders, influencers and programme participants
  3. Coveted industry knowledge from market-driven curriculum designed and delivered to the standard of an elite academic institution
  4. Acquisition and retention of new skills supported by an AI-driven learning platform, individual and team-based programming, and individual success coaching
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Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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How you will learn:
  • Digital videos or audio content, augmented by material created exclusively for the course
  • Quizzes and exercises designed specifically to help you understand and retain new information
  • Dialogue with expert instructors and your peers via discussion forums and small group sessions
  • Simulations and other carefully crafted interactions to provide an engaging learning experience
  • Real-life examples that place information in context to help you understand how the concepts delivered in the programme material can be applied to your work environment
  • AI coaching to improve your and your team’s collaboration
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The Esme Learning way
Collaborative AI-enhanced learning
We teach executives as they work - in cross-functional teams. Learners participate in interactive simulations and team projects which reinforce applied learning and enhance collaboration and complex problem solving skills. If you are looking for an individually-paced course, this course is not for you.
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