Mark Esposito is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to a variety of industries. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale-up venture. He is Full Professor at Hult International Business School where he directs the Futures Impact Lab and Professor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. He served as Institutes Council Co-Leader and Affiliate Faculty at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School under the mentorship of Professor Michael E. Porter until 2019 and he oversaw the management of several affiliated research centers which are actively involved with cluster theory research and practice. He equally has a Professorship in public policy at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai.
Dr. Esposito’s research focuses on the interlink between policy, business and technology and he researches the impact that the transformation of the 4IR technologies will bring to an array of industries. He writes both professional press and academic pieces on the future, foresights and systems analysis and he has been investigating socio-economic complexity.
He was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent rising business thinkers in the world Since 2019, he has been inducted by MIT Technology Review into the list of the top 100 Global Tech influencers as well as Top 50 most influential thinkers in AI by Thinkers360. He is author/coauthor of 13 books, among which two bestsellers, “The AI Republic” (2019), and “Understanding How the Future Unfolds” (2017). His latest book “The Emerging Economies under the Dome of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” (Cambridge University Press) was published in 2022. His next books in summer 2023 are “The Great Remobilization: Strategies and Designs for a Smarter Global Future” (MIT Press) and “Digitizing the Emerging Economies” (Cambridge University Press) in January 2024.
He holds fellowships at UCL’s Institute for Public Purpose a as Policy Fellow; at University of Cambridge as Senior Associate, at the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in Washington and at the Digital Initiative Alliance at the United Nations Foundation.
He holds a doctoral degree in Business and Economics from Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, one of France’s most prestigious Grande Ecole.
This course addresses the challenges facing executives of modern business who need to deal with increasing community expectations for economic, societal and environmental sustainability of their organizations. Contemporary, economics-based models of firms and markets are used to analyze a wide range of strategic real-world scenarios. Students will learn how to identify and choose a superior competitive position, gain and sustain competitive advantage, and how to create an organizational context to make the chosen strategy work. They will also be exposed to analytic tools that help them in making strategic decisions. The single biggest concern of senior executives in global surveys year after year is that their business models are not innovative and therefore, noncompetitive. A related concern is that, absent an innovative model, their company can easily be disrupted. Academic studies have conclusively demonstrated that the highest return on innovation
investment is in the creation of innovative business models.
This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can be used to create value in various business contexts. In this course, participants will learn how to identify opportunities to apply AI and ML in different business areas, such as marketing, finance, operations, and customer service.Business Analytics and Data Science
This course specifically targets the executives of modern businesses who confront the growing consumers’ expectations regarding the economic, societal, and environmental impact of their organizations. By utilizing contemporary, economics-based models of firms and markets, a diverse range of strategic real-world scenarios are examined. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to effectively identify and select a superior competitive position, establish and maintain a competitive advantage, and create an organizational context that facilitates the successful implementation of their chosen strategy. Moreover, they will be introduced to analytical tools that support them in making strategic decisions. Extensive research has definitively shown that the creation of innovative business models yields the highest return on investment for fostering innovation and this course provides effective frameworks to validate any high level corporate strategy and product diversification.Food Innovation and Regeneration
This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can be used to create value in various business contexts. In this course, participants will learn how to identify opportunities to apply AI and ML in different business areas, such as marketing, finance, operations, and customer service.Artificial Intelligence for Business