Marc Brandis: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Dr. Marc Brandis
E-mailmarc.brandis@inf.ethz.ch
DepartmentComputer Science
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
252-3811-00LCase Studies from Practice Seminar Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 24.

The deadline for deregistering expires at the end of the second week of the semester. Students who are still registered after that date, but do not attend the seminar, will officially fail the seminar.
4 credits2SM. Brandis
AbstractParticipants will learn how to analyze and solve IT problems in practice in a systematic way, present findings to decision bodies, and defend their conclusions.
ObjectiveParticipants understand the different viewpoints for IT-decisions in practice, including technical and business aspects, can effectively analyze IT questions from the different viewpoints and facilitate decision making.
ContentParticipants learn how to systematically approach an IT problem in practice. They work in groups of three to solve a case from a participating company in depth, studying provided materials, searching for additional information, analyzing all in depth, interviewing members from the company or discussing findings with them to obtain further insights, and presenting and defending their conclusion to company representatives, the lecturer, and all other participants of the seminar. Participants also learn how to challenge presentations from other teams, and obtain an overview of learnings from the cases other teams worked on.
Lecture notesMethodologies to analyze the cases and create final presentations. Short overview of each case.
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessful completion of Lecture "Case Studies from Practice".
265-0103-00LApplied Information Technology Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS in Applied Information Technology and MAS in Applied Technology.
3 credits3VM. Brandis
AbstractThis integration module for CAS "Applied Information Technology" links technical understanding of technology with business strategy based on a set of case studies from practice.
ObjectiveParticipants will learn how technology affects businesses and practical issues when using new technologies in incumbent organizations based on a set of case studies.
ContentParticipants will explore how new information technologies change different aspects of a business, and learn how to evaluate specific risks, costs, and benefits of such technologies. The module will shed light on success factors and common pitfalls when implementing new technologies and respective business changes, and it will specifically address the communication between technical experts and business management. The studied cases are currently planned to focus on artificial intelligence, IoT including edge and cloud computing, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, and cybersecurity and data protection regulations (subject to change).