This elective half-course provides an in-depth analysis of key issues in technology over the next decade. More specifically, we will focus on how technology is a driver of disruption for many business and industries. We will explore questions such as:
* How do incumbents deal with and prevent disruption of their existing and profitable business models?
* What strategies can new entrants use to attack entrenched incumbents?
* What are the industries that are most ripe for disruption, and what form will that disruption take?
Class sessions consist of lecture and discussion of course readings, site visits to technology companies and startups in the NYC area, talks and discussions with industry analysts and leaders. Speakers will address in particular what changes they foresee, including how jobs and companies in the industry might evolve over the next few decades. The class sessions will be highly interactive and at a particular site will include panel discussions of the leaders of that organization.
Bo Cowgill is an Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School, a research affiliate at CESifo, and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His elective, People Analytics and Strategy, won The Aspen Institute's 2019 Ideas Worth Teaching Award. He was also named to Poets and Quants’ 2020 list of View full profilePersonal Website