New Operating Models and Business Models

The Digital Data Design Institute at Harvard invites individuals to embark on a journey into the future of business across industries and sectors. This collaborative effort bridges the intellectual chasm between academic research and industry practitioners to scrutinize innovative operating models and business models that are redefining traditional business paradigms that succeed in the age of AI and beyond. We delve into the intricate dynamics of digitalization, ecosystem-driven strategies, and platform-centric approaches that are shaping the contemporary business landscape. Together, we explore strategies and insights poised to empower organizations to excel in the ever-evolving world of commerce.

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HBR: AI Won’t Replace Humans – But Humans With AI Will Replace Humans Without AI

“Customers will expect AI-enhanced experiences with companies,” says Karim Lakhani, co-chair of the Digital Data Design Institute at Harvard and professor at Harvard Business School. “Business leaders must experiment, create sandboxes, run internal bootcamps, and develop AI use cases not just for technology workers, but for all employees. Change and change management are skills that […]

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HBR: How AI Will Accelerate the Circular Economy

Despite living on a planet with finite resources, our economy remains largely linear and full of single-use products. The shift toward a circular economy, where companies recover or recycle resources, has hit roadblocks, including low value of used products and high recycling costs. The Digital Data Design Institute at Harvard’s Climate and Sustainability Impact Lab […]


Generative AI in Corporate Finance: Where Are We Headed?

On May 10, 2023, D^3 Assembly Talk welcomed Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Glenn Hopper, and Sanjay Srivastava, moderated by Prof. Suraj Srinivasan of the Digital Value Lab, to discuss the latest advancements in generative AI technology in corporate finance settings.

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8 Questions About Using AI Responsibly, Answered

How to avoid pitfalls around data privacy, bias, misinformation, generative AI, and more. While the question of how organizations can (and should) use AI isn’t a new one, the stakes and urgency of finding answers have skyrocketed with the release of ChatGPT, Midjourney, and other generative AI tools. Everywhere, people are wondering: How can we use AI […]

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