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Digital technologies are engendering new business models and reshaping business functions across diverse industries. In turn, the competitive landscape of these industries has been fundamentally altered, with digital start-ups and tech giants like Amazon, Netflix, and Google already entrenched and emerging as formidable competitors, steadily eating into the market share of diverse industry incumbent leaders in these industries. This modern technology-led competitive landscape underscores the pressing need to redefine value, re-invent paradigms for creating and extracting value, reshape culture and collaboration organisational processes and culture, and be equipped to maintain competitive advantage and lead in new ways to drive competitive advantage and sustainable growth.
The Strategic Digital Leadership Programme is developed to offer key insights and skills vital for thriving in an era of digital transformation. It reinforces the critical demand for leaders who can actively shape the digital narrative, ensuring their organisations remain competitive and innovative in a world where digital prowess dictates market leadership. This comprehensive programme is structured around four foundational pillars: Digital Business Models, Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Innovation, and Leading Digital Strategies spread over three transformational phases.
Phase one of the programme delves into the transformations enabled by digital technologies, focusing on AI-led business impacts and disruptive digital business models. This phase will also provide an understanding of what constrains incumbent response to digital transformation. The second phase emphasises real-world application through Business Leadership Challenge (BLC), allowing participants to apply their insights in practical contexts. The final phase of the programme explores digital innovation and leadership, equipping leaders with a playbook for creating new products and services using digital technologies and managing effective leadership of digital transformation efforts in their organisations. It focuses on the interplay between humans and technology and addresses organisational challenges related to digital transformation.
Targeted at functional leaders and mid to senior-level managers, this programme is well suited for those aiming to embed state-of-the-art digital strategies in their leadership portfolio. It is ideal for professionals who want to learn how to align
emerging technologies with business objectives to catalyse organisational growth in a digitally dominated world. Participants will benefit from a digital mindset, knowledge of how to nurture a sustainable digital culture, and strategies to create competitive value in the new digital economy.
Harnessing AI and analytics for data-driven decision-making
Implementing advanced digital business strategies
Driving innovation and digital transformation in organisations
Cultivating skills for leading in a digitally evolved business environment
Is This Programme For You?
A senior executive (C-level, VP, Director) in a large corporation or a mid-sized company, particularly in technology, operations, marketing, strategy, and innovation functions
A mid to senior-level manager (department/regional/national head, senior manager, project lead) across industries aiming to leverage digital technologies for business growth
A leader from either an established or emerging organisation seeking to integrate digital innovation into their leadership and transition into strategic digital roles
ISB Executive Education programmes are replete with distinctive teaching methodologies and an intense and challenging learning environment that pushes participants’ learning horizons beyond their pre-existing beliefs. Through lectures from distinguished faculty, local and global case studies, business simulations, and group discussions with extraordinary peers from a broad range of industries, regions, and functions, you will be equipped with the strategies, tools and insights required to transform your thinking and achieve ambitious business objectives. You will return to your organisation, fully ready to apply what you have learned. You will also take with you a rich network of relationships that will enrich your personal and professional lives long after you complete the programme.
Blended Programmes: Combining the best of both worlds with high-impact real-time, synchronous learning as well as self-paced online modules delivered with the same rigour both in-person and virtually.
To ensure a dynamic and diverse batch profile, candidates will be evaluated based on multiple factors, including but not limited to:
Appropriate experience profile for this programme
Evidence of professional achievement
Industry and functional background
Motivation to participate in the programme and the ability to benefit from it
Ability to cope with the rigour of the programme
We admit candidates based on a rolling, space-available basis, and encourage you to apply as early as possible to secure your seat in the programme.
The on-campus sessions are subject to evolving global situation. Programme content, dates, schedule, fees, delivery platforms, and faculty are subject to change. The programme fee includes food and accommodation at the ISB campus, or an equivalent facility based on availability.
Phase 1 - Month 1 - Orientation & Kick-Off
Day 1: Digital Business Models
Understand pathways to disruption of incumbent industries by emergent classes of technology-enabled competition, including digital start-ups and giants
Analyse key characteristics of business models in the digital economy, including platforms and merchant models. Develop a nuanced understanding of the distinction between these different digital business models
Identify the new-age capabilities required of firms for digital transformation, including identifying and responding to under-served customer segments, orchestrating or participating in an ecosystem of partnerships, and amplifying in-house digital capabilities
Critically reflect and craft your custom strategy for transformation
Day 2: AI Strategies
Delve into the transformative impacts of artificial intelligence, exploring how it induces a fundamental shift in how we perceive and engage with work. Learn to strategically harness its power to cultivate a more intelligent and efficient world of work
Understand the potential of AI to transform business pro- cesses and business models
Navigate the intricate landscape of ethics, privacy consider- ations, and regulations intrinsic to using AI. Develop a keen awareness of safe and responsible AI implementation
Explore the revolutionary potential of Generative AI and its far-reaching implications. Understand its potential to trans- form every facet of our professional landscape, from creative processes to problem-solving, ushering in a new era of unprecedented possibilities
Day 3: Business Analytics
Explore how data is generated, collected, and integrated from various channels, including IoT devices, social media, and traditional databases
Discover the transformative impact of data-informed decision making across the value chain
Gain insights into diverse data sources, types and analytical methods that allow interpretation of such data to inform business decisions
Understand the role of analytics and emerging technologies in disrupting industries
Transform organisations by reconfiguring them into data-driven decision-making hubs that are relevant to the future
Phase 2 - Month 2&3
Day 1: Business Analytics
Action Learning Project Review 1
Action Learning Project Review 2
Action Learning Project Review 3
Phase 3 - Month 4
Day 1: Leading Digital Strategies
Evaluate different approaches to managing change in the context of digital transformation, examining both the obstacles and opportunities for reshaping organisational culture and mindsets
Understand the potential of AI to transform business processes and business models
Address resistance to digital transformation by implementing relevant processes and systems that align with the evolving landscape
Recognise the potential for collaboration between humans and machines, exploring how each enhances the capabilities of the other and reimagining conventional business processes within this cooperative framework
Day 1: Digital Innovation
Innovation center visit
Explore the significance of Business Model Innovation in today's rapidly evolving business environment
Learn different frameworks and tools for identifying and evaluating new opportunities for Business Model Innovation, including customer-centric approaches, design thinking, and scenario planning.
Cultivate an atmosphere of innovation within the organisation, fostering an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas, experimentation, risk-taking, and seamless collaboration
Harness advancements in emerging tech to drive innovation and foster growth for sustainability.
Deputy Dean, Executive Education; Professor of Information Systems, ISB
Professor of Organisational Behaviour (Practice), ISB
Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Clinical), ISB
Visiting Faculty, ISB, Professor of Information, Risk & Operations Management, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
After successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded an ISB Executive Education Certificate, formal recognition of your professional development.
ISB Executive Alumni
On successful completion of this programme, participants gain the ISB Executive Alumni status.
The privileges of this exclusive community include:
Personal ISB Email ID
Access to ISB Executive Network LinkedIn Group
Access to the support team over the telephone
20% discount on open executive education programmes
In addition to the above, ISB Executive Alumni are eligible to receive ongoing access to a variety of ISB research, information, and resources.
Please note that the access to the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) has been extended for participants of this programme for use throughout the programme duration. Participants will be liable to pay & procure LRC’s paid content.