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Who should attend
Executives at middle- and senior-management levels who are currently in a digital transformation phase or who foresee digitization as having a significant impact on their business models, organizations, and leader–follower relationships.
About the course
Respond to the urgent necessity of being able to lead the business in digitized markets.
Leading Digital Transformation provides participants with insights and impulses to understand, and respond to, the need to effectively lead businesses within increasingly digitized markets. The program addresses digital culture, innovations, and leadership aspects and thus tries to provide a well-rounded overview of the complexity of the phenomenon digital transformation. The program also encourages participants to become drivers of change in their companies by developing new mindsets and behaviors within teams and departments. Through interactive and experiential learning, the program helps participants understand not only the “what” of digitization but also the “how” of becoming an excellent leader for a digitized future. The program covers the understanding, adaptation, and immediate application of newly gained knowledge in a state-of-the-art approach. Participants will be guided though a learning journey that is rich in new business perspectives and impactful leadership approaches.
Day 1: Context & Challenges
- Digital transformation
- Transforming business models
- Customer centricity
Day 2: Innovation
- Data analytics & decision-making
- Machine learning & business transformation
- Personal roadmap
Day 3: Management & Leadership
- New working worlds
- Successfully managing the IT transition
Participants will be confronted with challenging perspectives about what digitalization actually is and how it will affect their current business and leadership behaviors. After discovering that their former experiences and accumulated knowledge are not sufficient for maintaining leadership excellence, participants will be open to acquiring new methods and skills that will assist them in guiding their businesses in new directions.
- Making sense of digitalization
- What are the disruptive technologies: future and current innovations
- What is a digital leader: working with (big) Data
- Leadership challenges of an agile organization
- How to lead culture in a digital age
- Understanding cyber securities and the leadership implications
- Looking to a digital future
Linus Dahlander is an associate professor with tenure at ESMT Berlin. He joined ESMT in January 2011 as an assistant professor. Linus received his PhD in Technology Management and Economics from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 2006. From 2006 to 2008, Linus was an assistant professor...
Stefan Wagner is an associate professor of strategy (with tenure). Stefan joined ESMT Berlin in February 2011 as an assistant professor and was the TUSIAD/TCCI Chair in European Economic Integration from 2014 to 2015. Previously he was an assistant professor in the Institute of Innovation Researc...
Jan Hagen is an associate professor at ESMT. Jan’s research and teaching focus is on leadership. He is particularly interested to understand how teams and organizations deal with errors. Apart from journal articles he published the book Confronting Mistakes – Lessons from the Aviation Industry wh...
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