Hundred-Year-Old Companies in the Digital Economy: Pearson

The digital economy is often viewed as the habitat of young, digital native companies. How can established companies compete? One hundred years ago, factory electrification and mass production advanced—and challenged—existing businesses. The survivors of that era now find new challenges and opportunities in today’s digital economy.

In this webcast, Allen Rodgers, director of Pearson eCollege’s developer network and API program, and Apigee’s Dan Tortorici discussed how Pearson Higher Education and its eCollege division recognized their digital potential and overcame challenges to increase business agility and efficiency. They also discussed the business needs addressed by Pearson's initiatives;  the company's organizational and social obstacles; how business and IT aligned for focus and efficiency; and Pearson eCollege best practices and advice for beginning a digital journey.