Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.10.2016 - 08.12.2016

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II (Autumn; lectures begin usually in the fifth week or period I in October, check MyCourses for up-to-date information)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course you'll

  • understand the role of ICT and software in driving digitalisation of industries and society in general
  • can apply theoretical concepts to analyse real world cases of digital transformation
  • are familiar with current trends that drive digitalisation
  • are aware of critical perspectives related to digitalisation

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Combination of theory lectures, visiting lectures from industry, and case assignments from the following themes:

  • Digitalisation of society: A high-level view to digitalisation and servitisation of economy, industries, and companies
  • Platform economy: Platforms, ecosystems, two-sided markets, and other relevant concepts
  • Digital strategizing: Platform stack, Open-source, APIs, etc.
  • Trends: Changing topics and trends driving digitalisation, such as MyData and blockchain

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • Participation in lectures (around 50% required, pass/fail)
  • Assignments OR exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • Preparing for lectures (e.g. pre-reading) 20h
  • Lectures 30h + Lecture reflection 30h
  • Assignments OR exam preparation 50h
  • Total: 130h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, videos, and a collection of articles delivered on MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces course CSE-E4660 / T-86.5310 ICT Enabled Service Business and Innovation (and its predecessor T-86.5300 Information and Communication Technology Enabled Commerce).

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

No prerequisites but basic knowledge of IT business and information systems concepts and TU-E2000 Aalto Introduction to Services are recommended.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is open for Aalto students. The number of participants will be limited (80). Registrations will be

prioritized in the following order:

1) the students of CCIS / SSE major;

2) students that have the course as a mandatory or elective part of their major or minor;

3) all other students based on registration order.

Minor changes to the course information are possible. Check MyCourses before the course begins.