I’m just back from the BBC2012 conference in Ft. Lauderdale (close to 1,000 attendees – in spite of Hurricane Sandy!). One of the side topics of discussion was whether university students are getting the right kind of education to innovate and lead in a knowledge economy. I don’t know the answer – probably not. I’m posting this as an open question … in hope of spurring meaningful discussion. All thoughts welcome!As a starter, what do I think students need to learn about? Among other areas I’d say business architecture / business engineering. Our focus is on developing what makes business operations ‘smart’ – business rules and decision management – operational business IP. For that you need deep skills in concept analysis, plus precision in communication.
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