Technology & Innovation

Technology innovation refers to the use of technology in new products and services, and the process of the innovation. Technology innovation also commonly necessitates adoption of new methodologies by the user, consumer, or employee. At the CDS, we aim to understand both new innovations enabled by technology and new methods used to drive innovation.

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The Future of the Automotive and Mobility Sector with Kyle Keogh T’99

February 9th, 2023 The automotive sector is quickly evolving, but what will it look like in the future? The Center for Digital Strategies welcomed Kyl...

AI, ML, and Natural Language Processing with Bradley Webb T’16, Product & Growth Leader at Surge AI

The Center for Digital Strategies welcomed alumnus, Bradley Webb T’16 to Hanover, NH in April of 2022 for a conversation about the practical app...

Playbook: Go-to-Market Strategies for Mobile Gaming Studios

The mobile game industry is currently worth $68.5B, and many of the largest gaming companies are investing heavily in the space. Many of these larger ...

Connected Fitness in a Post-COVID World

In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of many gyms, driving millions of subscribers to connected fitness companies like Peloton, Mirror, an...

Tackling Innovation Barriers in Frontier Markets: Considerations for Entrepreneurs

Start-ups and tech companies in frontier markets often want to emulate the business models and successes of companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, a...

The Creator Economy: What Might the Future Look Like with Web3?

What is the creator economy? What will the creator economy will look like in the future? Are their advantages of building Web3 solutions for creators?...

A Decade of Disruption: The Future of Mobility

With advances in technology, shifting consumer preferences, and increasing pressure to address environmental concerns, the stage is set for this new e...

The Edge and the Environment: Can Edge Computing Contribute To Sustainability Efforts?

The exponential growth of energy consumption by technology, specifically cloud computing and AI, threatens to undo efforts made to combat climate chan...

Future of Authentication: Password-less Security

For almost as long as information technology has been used in business, we’ve used passwords to authenticate our identities and gain access to I...

Exploring the Disruptive Potential of Generative AI on the Future of Work

The rise of generative AI tools – such as ChatGPT – sparked intense speculation about their potential impact on work and daily life. On Ma...

Fireside Chat with David Sobie T’04, VP of Happy Returns, PayPal

March 28, 2023 The Center for Digital Strategies welcomed alumni fellow David Sobie T’04, VP of Happy Returns at PayPal, back to campus for a fascin...


Unleashing the Power of Chatbots in the Enterprise

MBA Fellow, Mike Hanley T’19, provides an overview of chatbot technology and explains how they can be used by SaaS companies to provide superior products and service.

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Augmented Reality: The Savior or Slayer of Retail with Meghan Lynch T’18

Much has been written ab out the ‘Retail Apocalypse” and how best to survive as a brick and mortar store in the Age of Amazon. One solutio...

Consumer Internet & the Strategic Importance of Hardware with Jodine Gordon T’18

As software eats the world, what role does hardware play in enabling business strategy? MBA Fellow, Jodine Gordon T’18 tackled that question in her ...

Virtual Reality Opportunities in the World of Live Sports with Dan Brugal T’18

Is VR programming the answer to declining television ratings for live sporting events? MBA Fellow, Daniel Brugal T’18 tackled that question in h...

Autonomous Vehicle and its Value Creation to User Experience

Robin Hwang T’18, MBA Fellow with the CDS, conducted research evaluating adoption of autonomous vehicles and what user experiences are likely to...

Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Last-Mile Delivery with Shashank Munjal T’17

Watch MBA Fellow Alum, Shashank Munjal T’17, present his research on the challenges of autonomous vehicles on last-mile delivery, including regu...

The Future of Enterprise Cloud with Yuri Maruyama T’17

Watch MBA Fellow, Yuri Maruyama T’17, present her research on Enterprise Cloud solutions, including hybrid clouds, private clouds, and public cl...

Digital Health with Yuki Aoyama T’17

Watch MBA Fellow, Yuki Aoyama T’17, presents findings from his MBA Fellows research project on digital health. Yuki explores the digital health land...

Healthcare IT | Charles Lebo
A conversation with Charles Lebo of Kindred Healthcare

Charles Lebo, VP and CISO of Kindred Healthcare, discusses the information security challenges of big data with M. Eric Johnson, Dean of Vanderbilt Un...

Digital Customer Experience at Fidelity Investments

Amanda Lynch Hegge T’10, spoke as a part of the CDS’s Britt Technology Impact Series focused on the digital customer. In this talk, she to...

Navigating the Leadership Challenges of Innovation Ecosystems

Professor Ron Adner is an expert on innovation and business ecosystems.  Adner discussed with MIT his research and work in the context of digital inn...

Occupational Survival Through Field-Level Task Integration

Some occupations thrived after the dawn of computers. Others went extinct. In a new research paper, Tuck professor Steven Kahl D’91 explores why. A ...

Right Tech, Wrong Time

How to make sure your ecosystem is ready for the newest technologies.   Innovation Professor Ron Adner and Rahul Kapoor write on what businesses...


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