Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Anno Accademico 2016/17
The new Internet Society: Entering the Black-box of Digital Innovation II
Dottorato di ricerca in Gestione, Produzione E Design - Torino
Dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria Delle Strutture - Torino
Dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria Informatica E Dei Sistemi - Torino
Docente Qualifica Settore Lez Es Lab Tut Anni incarico
Neirotti Paolo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ING-IND/35 9 0 0 0 1
SSD CFU Attivita' formative Ambiti disciplinari
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1. Objectives

Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have an increasing pervasive role in today society, as they are transforming product and service architectures, production processes, market mechanisms, industry architectures, and governance models of nations and cities. The scope of ICT-enabled transformations is as broad as the ones produced in the past by other general purpose technologies such as the telephone, the internal combustion engine and electrification. Today developments in ICT are making the boundaries of many sectors blurred, are favouring a process of relocation of industries and jobs on a global scale, are generating new patterns of consumptions for goods and services, are creating new mechanisms of collaboration and value co-creation, are offering new forms of complementarity between assets that have been unrelated so far.
The course is addressed to the PhD students of SCUDO that conduct a research program in fields and topics that are affected by the Internet and the "digital" attribute in general. In this way, the course is aimed at providing the managerial and economic thinking that is required to analyse the relevance and the impact for firms and the Society as a whose of their research topic. This can foster the ability of future scholars in supporting technology transfer in fields that are related to digital innovation.
The course has the objective to provide a set of theoretical and applied tools in management of innovation to understand the role of Internet and ICT as an enabling factor for innovations in product, service, and business models that affect the competencies of future engineers, architects and designers in a wide number of industries. ICT-enabled transformations will affect industries such as automotive and transportation (connected vehicle and shared mobility), industrial machineries (new robotics), energy (smart grids), tourism and cultural heritage (e.g. augmented reality in museums; sharing economy in hospitality), construction (smart buildings and home automation), healthcare, life sciences and biotechnologies (e.g. the use of big data for genomics), financial services and retailing. Specifically, the course aims to provide PhD students at Politecnico di Torino with the following competencies:
- Understand the fundamental aspects of how Internet of Things, Big data, and Cloud Computing work and illustrate their main application domains and the barriers to the future development of these technologies.
- Understand the set of institutional variables (laws, governance rules, intellectual property rights, culture) that govern the use of the Internet and shape its development dynamics around the world and are relevant to the development of new digital innovations
- Analyse the impact of the Internet and digital innovation on society, by understanding the transformation brought – on the one hand - on firms and markets, and - on the other – on social norms, values and habits.
- Apply a multidisciplinary approach in system design and management of innovation to understand the key success factors in the digital innovation that engineers, architects and designers are required to develop thanks to their specialized competencies
- Analyse the drivers of value creation brought by digital innovation (at both the economic and social level) by taking into account multisided nature of the interactions among multiple firms in different sectors that characterize the new generations of digital innovations.
- Analyse critical factors that can affect the relevance and the business impact of their research topic, whatever it is.

Nine hours of traditional classroom teaching will be provided in three lectures:

- 7th September 2017 from 10 to 13 classroom 17
- 8th September 2017 from 10 to 13 classroom 19
- 15th September 2017 from 10 to 13 classroom 17.

These lectures will be aimed at identifying what’s new and what is multidisciplinary in research related to digital innovation from both an ICT management and an Information Systems perspective.

These lectures will be addressed to PhD students in the following PhD programs of the SCUDO offer:
1. Computer and Control Engineering,
2. Management, Production and Design
3. Architectural and Landscape Heritage
4. Urban and Regional Development
5. Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering

To attend this course it is required to have attended and passed the on-line course "The new Internet Society: Entering the Black-box of Digital Innovation".

Students will be asked to make a short presentation in which they have to discuss the relevance of their research topic and its impact for business and the Society referring to the topics and the research issues presented in the course.
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