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Learn how to strategize investments in digital transformation

Professional Certificate in
Business Excellence in a knowledge-driven Industry 4.0 world

What you will learn

  • The power of 21st century digitalized networks
  • To leverage data, knowledge and the right expertise to excel.
  • To develop smart services, systems and products.
  • To use the Cloud as a canvas for orchestrating services, innovation and collaborations.

Twenty-first century societies are highly connected, digitalized and networked. According to the International Data Corporation, by 2025 there will be 175 zetabytes of digital assets on the web. These include data, multimedia files, computing resources, software and more. There also social networks, many of which are purposely cultivated, which serve as a great source of collaboration and harnessing of collective wisdom. Meanwhile, Industry 4.0, or the Industrial Internet, provides an abundance of new opportunities for deploying intelligent applications in areas such as automation, monitoring, correction, decision, prediction and customization. Properly sourced data and harnessed knowledge are crucial for enabling business excellence. Competitive advantage is no longer achieved through an organization’s internal operational excellence and competition with rival firms, but through competency building, harnessing collective wisdom, and collaboration through networks. New value chains that lead to superior customer experience are often realized by applying newfound technological knowledge to fields such as processes management, machine learning, Big Data, automated decision-making and business model innovation.

Balancing theories and practice, and supplemented by in-depth case studies and practical illustrations, this program equips you with the skills and knowledge to strategize investments in digital transformations in an Industry 4.0 world. It covers everything from mining data, harnessing/sharing knowledge in organizations, leveraging the cloud for collaboration, competency building, innovation and fostering learning communities to identifying the skills today’s knowledge workers need. Case studies focus on healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, education, and the public sector. Learners may also join a vibrant online learning community made up of current and past learners, to co-learn together both during and after the program.

Based on two proven courses that have been on offer for the past three to five years, this program is designed to help managers and consultants from a non-technical background decide where to invest and design their digital transformation strategies in connected, networked societies, and develop smart products, services, systems in manufacturing, logistics, transportation, engineering, businesses, education and the home. Most learners who took the two MOOCs that form part of this program had backgrounds in product development, engineering, research, human resources, IT, logistics, and corporate planning.

Expert instruction
2 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
4 months
6 - 8 hours per week
Discounted price: $304.20
Pre-discounted price: $338USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. HKPolyUx's Business Excellence in a knowledge-driven Industry 4.0 world Professional Certificate

  2. 6–8 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Learn about the integrative power of knowledge management, Big Data and Cloud Computing, and how they impact the new business era.

  3. 6–8 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    An introduction to the fourth industrial revolution, it's major systems and technologies and how new products and services will impact business and society.

    • Chief Innovation Officer
    • Director of Service Innovation
    • Director of Knowledge Networks
    • Director, New Product Development
    • Manager, Digital Services

Meet your instructors
from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPolyUx)

Experts from HKPolyUx committed to teaching online learning

Program endorsements

Harnessing on the well-organized structure and all-rounded interaction of the courses, I believe the learners will unleash their talent and spark new thoughts in developing smart solutions to prevail over the challenges in the new digital era. Undoubtedly, this will be a key asset for personal growth and career advancement.

Peter Chak , Vice Principal

The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. As digital technologies mature and evolve, all organizations will be required to re-imagine their models and processes. Knowledge Management and Innovation will be essential tools in meeting the challenge. These courses will be a unique learning opportunity to delve into the digital future that awaits us all.

Les Hales , President, Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society

With the rapid development of science and technology, many new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and advanced Robotics become more mature and can be effectively applied in the textile and garment industry for creating higher value. We need to engage and empower our colleagues. This Professional Certificate provides a good foundation to raise awareness of digital technologies at work and equips teams with skillsets and mindsets in driving digital transformations.

Bessie Chong , Director - Group HR and Organizational Development

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Pre-discounted price: $338USD
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