Emanuele Strada is Lecturer at LIUC Cattaneo University and Core Faculty at LIUC Business School. He holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan. At LIUC he teaches courses at the Schools of Engineering and Economics: Digital Transformation Design, Digital Enterprise Management, Digital Consulting Methods and Cases, Introduction to ERP Systems: Microsoft Dynamics, SAP for Business Application. He carries out research and teaching activities in the field of information systems and business organization, with a particular focus on innovation processes. He carries out advisory activities at manufacturing and service companies. He has led several projects in support of the Proprietà or Top Management in the areas of organizational change, business planning, internationalization strategies and processes, support for execution, and start-up.
This course introduces students to core concepts and analytical tools for strategic management of technological innovation towards a sustainable future. The course offers discussion about traditional issues and approaches to technology management. This includes: What is technology, how to forecast, assess, manage and appropriate from technological innovation and resources, what are the dynamics of technology, how to organize for technological innovation? And, how to diversify from traditional managing technology into offering integrated solutions (e.g. products, operations and maintenance, and other services).
The course argues that sustainable business development at its very heart is a matter of innovation because if businesses want to develop sustainable products, service, strategies and solutions they need to be good at innovating their products, services, business models. Still, the course engages students in discussions about, for example, if technology is the cause or solution for sustainable development, how innovation and solutions in the broad area of sustainability may have specific systemic and architectural features and how to identify and develop technological opportunities in an increasingly digital economy.
We advance a specific focus on how issues subsumed under the heading of ‘digital transformation’ enables innovation and hence, improve technology management and sustainability. We will talk about how, AI, big data, cybersecurity are connected to innovation in green business domains. To provide students a wide and inspirational variety of case examples; issues and dynamics of sustainability and technological management of innovation are explored in industry settings such as, energy, water, urban design, transport, ICT, etc.