Specialization – Key Technologies for Business

IBM Specialization – Key Technologies for Business Certificate

IBM – Specialization – Key Technologies for Business

About this specialization

In this specialization, we will look at 3 key technologies that are critical and driving significant growth and innovation. It’s all about cloud computing, data science, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Technology is critical to the future of business. Almost any organization that wants to modernize or advance, and everyone who works there, must understand and use these important technologies.

Courses in this specialization provide a basic understanding of cloud, data, and artificial intelligence, including the business drivers behind their growth, the value they provide, their applications and use cases, and an understanding of how these technologies work. Not only will you become familiar with the buzzwords associated with these technologies, but you will also experience them in action and develop practical skills to get started with them.

This specialization is suitable for the multitude of students just starting out with these technologies, including managers and executives, professionals looking to improve their skills, and students preparing for a career.

No special knowledge or equipment is required. The only prerequisites are basic computer skills, a device with a modern web browser and Internet connection, and motivation to study on your own online.

Applied learning project

Each course includes hands-on activities and interactions that demonstrate specific technologies in action. For example, you will use computer vision to demonstrate the power of AI. You will also prepare a Cloud Object Storage instance and use it for file sharing. These hands-on exercises are suitable even for those without specific IT or programming skills.


Course Certificates Completed

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • What is Data Science?


  • Understand key technologies driving modern businesses and have meaningful conversations around Cloud, Data and AI, and related buzzwords

  • Gain Foundational Knowledge of Cloud Computing, Public/Private/Hybrid Clouds, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, VMs, Cloud Storage & Cloud Native practices like DevOps

  • Describe Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, their impact on society, and our future in an AI enabled world

  • Outline what is Data Science, tasks that a Data Scientist performs, and how Data Science is revolutionizing virtually all industries and businesses


Boris Kisov


Innovation, IT & Management

10+ years of initiating and delivering sustained results and effective change for companies across a wide range of industries including
innovation, enterprise software, digital marketing, start-ups, advertising technology, e-commerce and government.