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IIM Kozhikode and WileyNXT Join Hands to Launch Path-breaking Programs

In Education
September 16, 2020

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, leading business school in India, in collaboration with WileyNXT, Wiley’s innovative learning solution for new and emerging technologies, has announced the launch of three executive programs- Advanced Management Certification in Transforming Customer Experience with AI and Design, Advanced Management Certification in Blockchain and AI for Fintech and Advanced Management Certification in Services & Supply Chain Transformation.

The two premier collaborators have designed each program targeted at the professionals in the domain of Technology, Data, Marketing and Supply Chain in a wide array of sectors such as Fintech, Manufacturing, IT, Retail or Service industry. These programs will offer a joint certification from WileyNXT and IIM Kozhikode along with Executive Alumni Status to the participants.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used in customer relationship management. According to Gartner, by 2020 consumers will manage 85 percent of their relationships with the enterprise without a human intermediary. To lead innovations in Artificial Intelligence, the C-suite executives will have to apply design to fast-track their AI adoption process. Besides, data breaches in financial service industry also increased the use of blockchain technology that provides security in a decentralized and user-friendly platform. With blockchain’s cryptographic algorithms, fraud and attack can be considerably reduced, making digital transactions more secure. Sectors such as Manufacturing, Retail are also looking for smartification of processes & supply chain, powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Design, IoT and Blockchain to drive cost efficiencies.

Announcing the tie-up, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode said “Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain have the ability to revolutionize the banking sector and strengthen security. The current crisis of COVID-19, combined with rising security and privacy issues, has intensified the need to foster 21st century skills to meet the emerging challenges of post-covid world. We are delighted to collaborate with WileyNXT to launch this program to help fulfill our goal of preparing our future workforce for Industry 4.0.”

Vikas Gupta, Managing Director, Wiley India said, “We are very excited to offer these ground-breaking, programs in AI, Blockchain and Design in partnership with a prestigious business school like IIM Kozhikode. This partnership is an amalgamation of WileyNXT’s global standard courseware and andrological methodology co-curated with an experienced industry advisory council and the academic excellence of IIM Kozhikode. These rigorous certification programs are meant to equip professionals with Industry 4.0 skills, to build leaders in Blockchain, AI, and Design. In response to the impact of emerging technologies on every profession, WileyNXT strives to offer most comprehensive and job role mapped courses by covering a wide-range of subjects.”

The 8 months intensive learning programs will provide experiential learning experience by integrating concepts alongside business content. The program will also have various industry experts taking masterclasses to bring business context to the classroom.