Karan Girotra is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Johnson School at Cornell University. Karan collaborates with companies building new business models in the areas of urban living, smart transportation and e-commerce, helping them build rigorous research based solutions. Karan’s research team has been recognized by multiple awards including the prestigious Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Award and multiple best paper awards. He has also won teaching awards for his teaching on entrepreneurship and new business models and was featured in the Poets and Quant’s Best 40 under 40 business professors lists. In addition to his academic work, Karan was one of the founders of Terrapass Inc., which the New York Times identified as one of the most noteworthy ideas of 2005. Since then, TerraPass has helped businesses and individuals reduce over hundred million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Karan holds PhD and AM degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
In this course, you will investigate different strategies to reduce the impact of unknowns and other risk factors on the successful deployment of your product or service idea. You will identify and evaluate a sequence of operational tasks to develop your product or service. Your task sequence will then undergo a peer review to inform the necessary changes to reduce risk and make your plan more viable. You will leave this course with a validated strategy for the development of your new product or service where risk has been reduced.
To be successful in this course you will need to come prepared with a loose plan for a new product or service.
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Business leaders
- Technology leaders inclusing CTOs