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Walton College Executive Education Offers Summer Courses


This summer, the Walton College Executive Education school will be holding a series of summer programs designed to instruct executives and business leaders in the fundamentals of various technologies that are integral to modern day business.

During the Summer Lunch and Learn Technology, leaders will learn more about cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence and unmanned aircraft. The courses will provide a broad overview of the technologies and how they can impact businesses and organizations.

The courses cost $75, which includes lunch, drinks, parking and course materials.

Find out more about the courses below:

Cryptocurrencies: The World of Digital Currency

Thursday, July 18
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This session will be a general introduction to cryptocurrencies — how they work, what role they play in societies, and the various technical and regulatory challenges to adoption. Bitcoin, smart contract platforms, and crypto applications that are being built today will be discussed. The difference between cryptocurrency-based public blockchains and private blockchain applications will be explored.

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence in Organizations

Thursday, July 25
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

This course will explain the advantages and threats of using artificial intelligence (AI) and how to leverage its potential benefits in organizations. Participants will learn how to comprehend and manage change in their organizations due to the advent of modern AI-based technologies. The AI initiatives of competitors will be discussed, along with consumer expectations and emotions. Methodologies to create strategies, programs, systems, and job roles that leverage AI will be presented.

Drones and the Unmanned Aircraft System

Wednesday, Aug. 7
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Drone experts will cover topics such as Federal Aviation Administration compliance, homeland security regulations, how drones can aid in research, and the role of drones in emergency response. Unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, were initially used in military applications, but have now become useful tools in commercial operations, research, recreational, agricultural and law enforcement applications.

Click here to register for the courses.

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