On Wednesday, November 2nd, our Chapman MBA lecturer of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring,Mrs. Gabriele Meissner, MBA, spoke on the topic of Digitalization: The Future That Has Already Begun.Gabriele has more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing management in the media, IT, and telecommunications industry having worked as Chief of Staff and Strategic Business Development Manager for several SBUs in the HQ of Siemens. She has also held the post of Project Manager in corporate and SME post-merger-integration projects. 

During her lecture, Gabriele discussed how technology-based new business models change the way we live, work, do business, and think. When we talk about the Internet of Things, we tend to think of household goods or intelligent houses. Nowadays, however, global organizations go beyond  these preconceptions to massively invest in fundamental cloud and software-based restructuring. The presentation explored how and why the world of business is going to change in the light of these innovations. In the words of Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE, “the corporation will have a leading role in the industrial internet.” 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) developments are aiming to replace as much human work as possible; even areas exclusive to the well-educated, high-skilled workforce are starting to be penetrated by the newly emerging trend. Robots, algorithms and AI are indeed taking over and this will, in effect, change how we work and operate in our day-to-day activities. The human-specific skillset will have to be implemented while all of these developments  will only push the boundaries of technology and human abilities further into potential disharmony, if not dealt with in the early stages. The talk gave a comprehensive introduction to these developments and generated a broad subsequent discussion on how to tackle future challenges concerning ethics and possible/necessary regulation.

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