- Dedicated Group Coach
With Active Group Work
Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation
Gain the knowledge and confidence to successfully leverage the power of digital technologies for competitive advantage
Learn and interact through live online classes with world class faculty from
|Cornell University, USA
|New York University, USA
|Stanford University, USA
|Cox School of Business, SMU, USA
- A program designed to help you to lead through technology disruptions.
- Delivered via live virtual teaching on the Igesia learning platform.
- Integrated with group work on real world projects.
- Connecting you to the best faculty worldwide.
About the Program
We are in the midst of a digital tsunami. Digital technologies have progressed exponentially over the last decades and a tipping point has been reached. We are seeing new intelligent programs beat the best human experts in complex domains such as medicine. We are witnessing the emergence of new digital leaders that are dominating multiple business sectors on the strength of their agile digital platforms/ services and are threatening to beat traditional leaders by significant margins.
Further the pace of progress in digital technologies shows no signs of slowing down. All industries are susceptible to the forces of digital transformation and most executives are or will soon be confronted by the dynamics of digital disruption. There will be significant new opportunities as the underlying forces of digital disruption and value creation are understood and leveraged. Succeeding in this rapidly changing world will require both a solid understanding of digital products, services and business models and an inspirational leadership style to be bold, take risks and lead complex change.
What you will learn
The goal of this program is to provide you with the knowledge and tools to lead the process of digital transformation and innovation in your organization. Lectures and case studies will provide a rich forum for in-class discussions and provide an effective combination of theory and practice. You will assemble key insights along three important dimensions.
Disruptive digital technologies
The program will provide an overview of the key disruptive technologies along with an indication of forthcoming trends
Digital transformation and innovation
Examples of innovative applications of digital technologies in various sectors will be covered along with their strategic rationales and implementation challenges.
Digital culture and mindsets
A successful digital transformation requires strong and resolute leadership from the top complemented by a digital mindset that permeates the organizations culture and mission.
Record of Participation
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a record of participation from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension.
World Class Faculty
You will learn from world class faculty in this program from leading business schools and global corporates.
Professor Michael Spence
Nobel prize winner for economics in 2001, together with George Akerlof and Joseph Stiglitz for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information, Michael Spence is senior professor at the Department of Economics at Bocconi University and professor in the MBA program at SDA Bocconi.In 1981 he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association.
Spence is also Professor in Economics & Business at the New York University Stern School of Business and Professor and Dean, Emeritus, at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Michael Spence is currently a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, serves as co-chair with Joseph Stiglitz of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation and is Senior Advisor at General Atlantic and a Senior Advisor at Jasper Ridge Partners.
He is the co-chair with Dr. Victor Fung, of the Advisory Board of the Asia Global Institute at Hong Kong University. Spence serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Spence chaired a global Commission on Growth and Development (2006-2010), addressed to growth issues in emerging economies.
Professor Amit Basu
Professor Amit Basu is the Carr P. Collins Endowed Chair at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he also chairs the IT and Operations Management department. Professor Basu has also been a faculty member at Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland at College Park.
Professor Basu has a visiting professor at INSEAD, the Vlerick Management School in Belgium and the Indian Institute of Management.Professor Basus research and teaching interests are in the areas of knowledge and data base systems, decision support systems, digital strategy, electronic commerce, and workflow management. He has published technical papers on these topics in a variety of leading publications, both major academic journals and business publications such as the Sloan Management Review and the Wall Street Journal. He has chaired the organizing committees and program committees for several international conferences and served on the editorial boards of the top academic journals in the Information Systems field. He served as the President of the INFORMS Information Systems Society in 2012 and 2013.
In addition to his research and teaching, Professor Basu has been a consultant and advisor to a number of private and public sector organizations, both in the USA and Western Europe, including Dow Corning, Cisco, Accenture, IBM, Belgacom, Merck, eTex, Leonidas, State Industries, the State of Maryland and the Government of Flanders in Belgium. He has also served as an expert witness in e-Commerce and IT, and as an advisor to several technology ventures. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, his M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University, and his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi.
Professor Bruno Lanvin
Dr Bruno Lanvin is the President of the Smart City Observatory. He is also Executive Director of INSEADs Global Indices, founder and CEO of D&L Partners, and co-founder and director of Portulans Institute.He has exercised senior responsibilities at the World Bank and in the United Nations.Since 2002 he has been co-authoring the Global Information Technology Report (INSEAD-World Economic Forum).
He is currently the co-editor of the Global Innovation Index Report (INSEAD-WIPO-Cornell University). He was the founder of a significant number of other key global indices and reports, including the Global Talent Competitiveness Report (GTCI), the Smart City Index (SCI) and the PICSA Index. Dr Lanvin holds a BA in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Valenciennes (France), an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris I (La Sorbonne) in France.
He is also an INSEAD alumnus (IDP-C). A frequent speaker at high-level meetings, he advises a number of global companies and governments around the world on technology, innovation, talent and AI matters, and has been a member of numerous boards, including those of IDA (Singapore), ICANN, GovTech (Singapore), the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation (United Arab Emirates), IP-Watch, and the Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy (EAAID), inter alia.
Professor Lutz Finger
Professor Lutz Finger is a Data Scientist in Residence at Cornell University. He runs the highly successful course Designing Data Products and is the author of the book Ask Measure Learn. Lutz heads up the predictions efforts in Google health. At Snap Inc. Lutz has built the data science and data analytics team.
At LinkedIn Lutz has led the Economic Graph Challenge – an exercise where LinkedIn data is used to create innovative products. As co- founder and former CEO of Fisheye Analytics, a media data-mining company, he supported governments and NGOs with data insights. Fisheye Analytics was acquired by the WPP group. He has an MBA from INSEAD, as well as an MS in quantum physics from TU Berlin.
Professor Soumitra Dutta
Soumitra Dutta is a Professor of Management at and the former founding dean of the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York. He is the founder of the Global Innovation Index, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization and was the co-editor of the Global Information Technology Report, published by the World Economic Forum two influential reports in technology and innovation policy.
He is also the founder and President of Portulans Institute, a non-partisan nonprofit research and education institution based in Washington DC.Dutta is on the global boards of Sodexo and Dassault Systemes. He is also a member of the Shareholder Council of Chicago-based healthcare consulting company ZS Associates.
Dutta is a member of the Davos Circle, an association of long-time participants in the Annual Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum. He was the co-chair of the World Economic Forums Global Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems. He is also the Chief Academic Advisor to the Artificial Intelligence Forum of the Confederation of Indian Industry).
Professor Tawfik Jelassi
Tawfik Jelassi is Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD. He is also Co-Director of the Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program in Lausanne and Singapore/Dubai, which is the schools largest executive education program with over 600 participants enrolled per year.
His major research, teaching and consulting interests are in the areas of digital business transformation and leadership in turbulent times. He was granted several excellence awards for his teaching and research in Europe and the USA, and has received two national decorations from the President of Tunisia: The Order of merit in the fields of education and science and The Order of the Republic.
Before joining IMD, Dr. Jelassi was Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies in the transition-to-democracy Government of Tunisia (2014-2015). Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ooredoo Tunisia, the leading mobile telecom operator in the country. Between 2000 and 2013, he was Professor and Dean of the Business School at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chauss?es (Paris). Previously he was Coordinator of the Technology Management Department and Associate Professor at INSEAD (Fontainebleau)
Your Learning Journey
During the program you will have the chance to learn from world class faculty through live virtual lectures . You will interact with industry executives and better understand ongoing global trends. You will be given the opportunity to work in groups on projects of relevance to your business contexts.
Who should take this course?
This program is designed for a broad range of executives across industry sectors. Managers of all functions and senior executives can learn to effectively analyze, articulate and apply innovation management and leadership insights in their teams and organizations.
This program will benefit you if
- You are seeking to enhance the innovation readiness of your firm
- You are interested to leverage the forces of innovation and disruptive change
- You are keen to innovate in new product/service development and the creation of new business models
- You want to identify specific tools and approaches for driving innovation in your firm.
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