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Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business


School: Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Center –KMIRC)

Platform: edX

Registration Link: Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business

Start Date: August 25, 2015 (6 Weeks Long)

Workload: 4-6 Hours Per Week

Instructors: Eric Tsui, W.B. Lee, Klaus Tochtermann, Usama Fayyad, Jay Lee

Credentials: The instructors come from a variety of backgrounds. Dr. Fayyad, a holder of 30 patents, is the chief data officer and managing director of Barclays Bank in London. Jay Lee teaches at the University of Cincinnati and is a founding member of the National Science Foundation. Tochtermann has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and serves as the director of the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (along with teaching) at the University of Kiel in Germany. W.B. Lee chairs the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Hong Polytechnic, where Tsui is a professor.

Graded: Students can receive a verified certificate for $50, provided they meet all expectations for the course.

Description: “Too big, too fast.” That’s how some might characterize the proliferation of knowledge and data in recent years. However, knowledge is often unstructured, contradictory, and rarely explicit, precise, or clear. In this course, which is designed more for knowledge workers than IT professionals, students will be exposed to the growing field of knowledge management. In particular, students will examine areas like cloud computing, big data, and open-linked data – and the tools being applied to better understand cause-and-effect and discover hidden relationships.

Overall, the course comes with five goals:

1) “Understand the role of Knowledge Management (KM) practitioners in creating business value.

2) Become familiar with the techniques and tools for capturing, processing, classifying and organizing knowledge.

3) How to analyze large quantities of data and information through analytics.

4) Understand the role of social media and technologies in innovating new business services.

5) Apply the principles you have learnt to company-based business projects.”

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