Industry Innovation: The Internet of Things

Work with real companies. Deliver real results.

The Internet of Things will require every company to rethink its business strategies and operating structures in order to remain relevant in its industry. The structure of this course series is for teams of cross campus students to work on IoT projects that are scoped to meet the specific needs of industry clients. Each project work plan is designed to produce a management consultant style report with a heavy emphasis on innovative thinking and industry results. Teams will consist of 4-6 students representing engineering, computer science, marketing, finance and liberal arts. Students will interact directly with company functional leaders, which could result in employment opportunities with client companies.

WHO: JUNIOR AND SENIOR STUDENTS OF ALL ACADEMIC MAJORS

WHAT: INDUSTRY INNOVATION (BUS 3700-1; CRN 5298; 2 CREDIT HOURS)

WHEN: FALL 2019, TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 4:00-5:50 P.M.

WHERE: DU CAMPUS AND CLIENT OFFICES

INSTRUCTORS: JIM DUCAY, INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE AND ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER

Arrow Electronics (pilot program client)

A Fortune 500 company with 20,100 employees worldwide, Arrow Electronics guides innovation forward for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2018 sales of $30 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life.

United Launch Alliance

ULA is harnessing the potential of space for humanity. They are dreamers inspired by possibilities not yet imagined, believers. Driven to broaden horizons, and doers combining technology, innovation, expertise, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary.

Hitachi Consulting

Hitachi Consulting’s entire focus is on co-creating solutions to their customers’ biggest challenges, to help them imagine and acceler- ate their digital journey with a practical approach that is just right for their customer’s organization’s future.

Kiwi Campus

Kiwi Campus provides college communities with  free, safe and affordable multi-modal delivery service that reduces traffic congestion and maximizes carbon free mobility.

DISH Networks

Dish has spent roughly $20 billion over the past decade amassing narrow-band spectrum, which is valued today at about $30 billion.  Dish will spend up to $1B more building out the first phase of its NB-IoT network that will cover 70% of the US population by 2020.

Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance is the first state-wide alliance of public, private, federal research, academic and business sectorleaders in the United States. Together, the Alliance is committed

to accelerating the adoption of smart cities projects and initiatives throughout the state and creating the first true “Smart Regions.”

* Listed companies are in project discussions

CROSS CAMPUS TEAMS. SPECIALIZED SKILL SETS.

Project Team Structure and Related Topics:

Engineering and computer science majors (2 students per project)

  • Wireless technology assessment
  • Connectivity / security protocols
  • Service platform requirements
  • Application / device prototyping
  • System interoperability testing
  • Competitive technology analysis

Marketing majors (1-2 students per project)

  • Product definition / requirements
  • Market opportunity assessment
  • Service / product branding
  • Buy scenarios / requirements
  • Sales channel design / analysis
  • Competitive product analysis

Finance majors (1 student per project)

  • Pro-forma financial model
  • R&D investment analysis
  • Pricing and take rate analyses
  • SG&G functional build out

Special topic majors (1-2 students per project)

  • Law (consumer data privacy)
  • Digital media (design ergonomics)
  • Social work (community impact)
  • International studies (policies)
  • Mathematics (data analysis)Education (end user training)

Team Project Commitment:

Each project team will be fully committed to collectively delivering a high quality, customized work product that will aid its industry client in evolving and capitalizing on the market disruption that the Internet of Things represents.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT. REGISTER NOW.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT JAMES.DUCAY@DU.EDU