ETDW-603: Business Transformation in a Digital World Report a Broken Link

This course will introduce students to a range of disruptive technological developments, including industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, the cloud, the Internet of things, big data, open innovation, and blockchain technologies. Students will learn about the business and commercial impacts of these developments and how the formation of appropriate strategies can help businesses transform and respond to the opportunities and challenges associated with the digital economy.

Required Readings


Lesson 1


Lesson 2


Lesson 3


Lesson 4


Lesson 5


Lesson 6


Lesson 7


Lesson 8


Supplementary Readings Lesson 1


Industry 4.0


Internet of Things


Big Data


Cloud Computing


Security and Privacy


Supplementary Readings Lesson 2


Artificial Intelligence


Interview with Dr. Stella George, Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University

Note: Article begins on page 15.

The Future of Work


The Gig Economy


Supplementary Readings Lesson 3


Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies


Note: To access this resource, scroll down to Online Access, select “View this e-book through Books 24x7,” then select Chapter 2.

Proof-of-Work and Environmental Impact


Speculation, Security, and Regulation


Blockchain Technology


Supplementary Readings Lesson 4


Crowdsourcing and the Wisdom of Crowds


This book is available for purchase through Amazon. https://www.amazon.ca/Wisdom-Crowds-James-Surowiecki/dp/0385721706

A physical copy of this book can be requested (by mail) from the AU Library. http://aupac.lib.athabascau.ca/record=b1804938

This book is available for purchase through Amazon. https://www.amazon.ca/Wikinomics-Mass-Collaboration-Changes-Everything/dp/1591843677
A physical copy of this book can be requested (by mail) from the AU Library. http://aupac.lib.athabascau.ca/record=b1804939

Open Innovation


Crowdsourcing in Organizations


Problems with Crowdsourcing


Note: To access this resource, scroll down to Online Access, select “View this e-book through Books 24x7.”

Supplementary Readings Lesson 5


Note: Access to this resource requires registration with the site.

Supplementary Readings Lesson 6


Supplementary Readings Lesson 7


Supplementary Readings Lesson 8


Video Transcripts


Transcripts for introduction videos -- all lessons
Transcript for interview with Dave Bradley, President and Co-founder of Bull Bitcoin
Transcript for interview with Dr. Stella George, Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University