Leading Trends in Information Technology


Instructor: Daniel Barreto, PhD

Office Hours: Fri 1:00-2:15pm (Huang 341)

Lectures: Fridays, 2:30 - 5:20 pm

Location: Skillaud

IMPORTANT: Space is limited due to the popularity of the class. Please fill this form and attend the first class to participate in the lottery (SCPD Students are encouraged but not required to come to class).


MS&E 238 focuses on the new trends and disruptive technologies in IT (Information Technology). Emphasis is given to the way technologies create a competitive edge and generate business value. A broad range of views is presented by guest speakers, including entrepreneurs, analysts, and IT executives of Fortune 1000 companies. This year the course will have a special emphasis in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, internet of things, and big data.

Topics Include:

Intended Audience: Students and graduates of different backgrounds (engineering, business or other) interested in understanding the broader aspects of the trends shaping the IT industry, which transcend conventional specialized course offerings.

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of Information Technology (computer software and hardware).

Syllabus: https://docs.google.com/document/d/111qp4TWRokoHJq5CIlKTmFkce9Z10weiA3phNRN0JoI/edit

Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD)

SCPD students are encouraged to take the class, the lectures will be available online. You can register thru the SCPD website.