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  1. The Internet of Things AH1-004-I-M

    This multimedia project aims to provide the student with an overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) so they can develop the ability to think critically and strategically about the opportunities and challenges that have emerge through the Internet of Things in our current digital era.

    The student will be able to develop the knowledge base for IoT in order to understand courses related to emerging technologies, digital transformation and impact of technology in different corporate departments and industries.

    The student is immersed in an interactive environment with 9 different sections, varying from virtual rooms of futuristic house to a Smart City and factory.They will always be guided and accompanied by Maria, the protagonist of our interactive case. The character of Maria contextualizes the learnings of the students and puts them into an entertaining and exciting story in the form of animations. This keeps the student engaged as well as teaching them in a learning-by-doing approach.

    This tutorial will cover the definition of the Internet of Things and the importance in today’s world; how it is changing every industry (health, manufacturing, urban planning etc.);  IoT partnerships and the IoT ecosystem necessary to make it reality, are some of the topics that will be covered. We will also examine how certain challenges such as privacy, cybersecurity, cultural, social or interoperability affect the way Internet of Things functions in today’s world.

    Animations, videos, pop-ups and other interactive features make the student´s journey an entertaining and practical experience in order to develop a full understanding of the Internet of Things in a multimedia format program with an approximate duration of 60 minutes. 

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  2. Sofía López - Servicios Ambientales, S.L. GE1-146-I

    Sofia Lopez is a Spanish professional who founded “Servicios Ambientales” - an environmental services agency – twice. First in 2012, after her previous employer went bankrupt because of bad management and she lost her job. Sofia convinced four former colleagues to start their own company and brought a former client as a financial partner on board. Using her positive can-do attitude and convincing communication, she defended the attempt of her financial partner to fire her. Instead, she ousted him with the help of her partners. This made it necessary to start her company a second time in 2015. Sofia held on to her clear vision to deliver quality work. She addressed late payments with partial invoicing to manage cash flow. In late 2019, Sofia was still heading “Servicios Ambientales” which now had 20 employees and offered its services across Spain and other EU countries.

    What obstacles did she need to overcome and how did she do so? What skills and techniques did she develop to “bounce back” twice?

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour | Entrepreneurship | Human Resources
  3. THE TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY OF BI / BIG DATA IN TELEF … (A) SI1-161-A-I

    Big data is currently very trendy. All companies are working in one way or another with this technology. Nevertheless, beyond the hype, how does a great consolidated company, a market leader, revolutionize data and artificial intelligence? How do you extract the maximum potential of data to achieve a real impact on your clients and the business?

    In a context of containment within the sector and decreasing revenues, Telefónica España, a telecommunications incumbent and leader in its market, decides to consolidate its leadership by opting to transform its business.

    In this case study, Telefónica España faces the challenge of designing and building a model with structural and transversal data serving the whole company. As it does so it must attend to its daily business needs, assess the technological possibilities of big data and manage an important cultural change.

    Part 1 sketches the profound changes in Spain’s telecommunications sector in the last several years en route to a position of international prominence. It then details the 2012 launch of Movistar Fusión and how Telefónica embraced big data, consolidated into one data warehouse, wrought internal cultural change and maintained strong operational performance all at once. 

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  4. THE TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY OF BI / BIG DATA IN TELEF … (B) SI1-161-B-I

    Big data is currently very trendy. All companies are working in one way or another with this technology. Nevertheless, beyond the hype, how does a great consolidated company, a market leader, revolutionize data and artificial intelligence? How do you extract the maximum potential of data to achieve a real impact on your clients and the business?

    In a context of containment within the sector and decreasing revenues, Telefónica España, a telecommunications incumbent and leader in its market, decides to consolidate its leadership by opting to transform its business.

    In this case study, Telefónica España faces the challenge of designing and building a model with structural and transversal data serving the whole company. As it does so it must attend to its daily business needs, assess the technological possibilities of big data and manage an important cultural change.

    Part 2 treats 2014-2015 including Telefónica’s purchase of Canal +, Spain’s leading pay-TV channel, thereby reinforcing Telefónica’s Fusión triple-play offer (landline + cell phone + pay-TV).

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  5. THE TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY OF BI / BIG DATA IN TELEF … (D) SI1-161-D-I

    Big data is currently very trendy. All companies are working in one way or another with this technology. Nevertheless, beyond the hype, how does a great consolidated company, a market leader, revolutionize data and artificial intelligence? How do you extract the maximum potential of data to achieve a real impact on your clients and the business?

    In a context of containment within the sector and decreasing revenues, Telefónica España, a telecommunications incumbent and leader in its market, decides to consolidate its leadership by opting to transform its business.

    In this case study, Telefónica España faces the challenge of designing and building a model with structural and transversal data serving the whole company. As it does so it must attend to its daily business needs, assess the technological possibilities of big data and manage an important cultural change.

    Part 4 invites the students to apply lessons learned from Telefónica to their own companies.

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  6. THE TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY OF BI / BIG DATA IN TELEF … (C) SI1-161-C-I

    Big data is currently very trendy. All companies are working in one way or another with this technology. Nevertheless, beyond the hype, how does a great consolidated company, a market leader, revolutionize data and artificial intelligence? How do you extract the maximum potential of data to achieve a real impact on your clients and the business?

    In a context of containment within the sector and decreasing revenues, Telefónica España, a telecommunications incumbent and leader in its market, decides to consolidate its leadership by opting to transform its business.

    In this case study, Telefónica España faces the challenge of designing and building a model with structural and transversal data serving the whole company. As it does so it must attend to its daily business needs, assess the technological possibilities of big data and manage an important cultural change.Part 3, covering

    2011-2018, shows how Telefónica transformed itself from a reactive (“what happened why?”) into a predictive (“what would happen if…?”) company with a wow-effect commercial offer (for example, the recommendations feature of TV content).

    Academic Area:
    Digital Technologies & Data Science
  7. Halo Top Ice Cream & Behavioral Economics AH1-003-I

    How do you go about making difficult decisions and what are the key psychological shortcuts and biases that may impair your rationality? This case uses the real-life example of the successful launch of Halo Top’s ice cream brand in the United States as the basis to construct a psychological review of the decision-making process of the company founder, advisers and consumers, helping to identify and illustrate some of the most common principles, heuristics and biases of Behavioral Economics. To do so, the case puts students in young entrepreneur Justin Woolverton’s shoes when he has to decide whether to launch the brand or keep his job as a lawyer, and then goes beyond to review the marketing process and consumer insights that are normally present in product introductions and promotions.

    Should Justin quit his highly lucrative day job as a lawyer and pursue his ice-cream making dreams? And, if he were to decide to launch his brand, what are the psychological biases and mind-traps that he would have to avoid (when making his decisions) or factor in (when considering those of his potential consumers)?

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour | Economic Environment & Public Affairs | Others
  8. Jane joins the club: Diversity & corporate gove … CO1-280-I

    How to make an effective contribution to a closely-knit board run by a longtime and rigid chair, and how to do so as the only woman? This is the predicament this fictional case study presents Jane Pruitt, a 54-year-old CFO coming in from another company under shareholder pressure. She is striving to make a much-needed impact on a privately-held formerly family-run metalworking machinery and equipment manufacturer overseen by five male board members (and financially interconnected friends) all about 70 years of age.
    Jane begins to suspect that the intellectual, generational and gender diversity she was hired to provide was brought on board only for public show.

    The case raises important questions about the value of diversity in a team environment and will engage any student who has been an outsider on an insular, club-like team.

    This case presents several challenges that are relevant for organizations today. First, it explores a newcomer’s perspective on being an outsider in an insider-dominated setting. Second, the case presents a number of common board/team practices that undercut effectiveness. Finally, it gives students the opportunity to think and talk about board diversity, its merits and challenges, and possible paths forward to success.

    Within that setting, several instructional objectives can be met:

    • Diversity: The experience of the outsider, and the deep frustrations of not fitting in.
    • Board Process: Board effectiveness requires both the right board composition and the right board process.
    • Leadership: The next leader is often already at the table but may not match the stereotype of the old one.

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour | Human Resources | Innovation
  9. Machine Learning SI2-108-I-M

    This multimedia is in a template form with the goal of giving students a background on machine learning, its types, and examples of what it’s used for. It is a simple and straight-forward material that involves text, video, GIF and interactive tools (quizzes, etc.)

    The breakdown of sections is as follows:

    1) Home

    2) What is Machine Learning

    3) Why Now?

    4) Infrastructure Needed

    5) Types of Machine Learning

    6) Test Your ML IQ

    The tutorial is meant for students to do before they come into class, to give them a taste of the area of machine learning, without going too much in-depth (that will be the professor’s role).

    Academic Area:
    Strategy | Entrepreneurship | Digital Technologies & Data Science | Innovation
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