Leading Digital Transformation


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  • 4 days
  • in person



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Who should attend

  • Executives at middle- and senior management levels from all parts of the business who would like to effectively drive digital transformation in their organizations.
  • Executives searching for a well-rounded overview of what it takes, practical “how to” guidance, and inspiration from other companies.

About the course

Leading Digital Transformation equips you as leader to take charge of digital transformation in your organization and drive change effectively. You will dive into strategic, operational, and leadership aspects of digital transformation to help you assess how your company can evolve to extract the most value from digital technologies and business models. You will acquire a solid toolkit to master key aspects of the journey, from talking to the data scientist to changing behaviors. You will leave with an individual action plan, ready to make the transformation happen in your company.

Key benefits

  • Acquiring a robust toolkit for leading digital transformation in your business
  • Developing an individual action plan and receiving practical guidance
  • Learning from diverse, high-caliber faculty and practitioners
  • Expanding peer-exchange and networking opportunities
  • Analyzing best-practice cases

Key topics

  • Approaching digital transformation with a framework
  • Crafting your transformation path
  • Transforming business models
  • Building a digital innovation ecosystem
  • Leveraging data and managing technology
  • Leading transformational change
  • Agile leadership – balancing the old and the new
  • Building an agile and learning organization


Day 1 – Envision it: Big picture and strategy

  • Setting the right strategic focus
  • Crafting your transformation path
  • Governing the transformation

Day 2 – Make it happen: Leverage data and technology

  • Transforming your operating model
  • Working with data scientists
  • Managing technology
  • Creating a learning organization

Day 3 – Get people on board: Leadership and change

  • Guest speaker
  • Leading in an agile way
  • Leading transformation efforts
  • Your action plan

Day 4 – Keep up the pace: Future-proof your business

  • Building a digital innovation ecosystem
  • Creating an agile organization
  • Connecting the dots


Linus Dahlander

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

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

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...

Hannes Gurzki

Hannes Gurzki is a program director at ESMT Berlin and expert for the topics of branding, marketing, sales, strategy, and luxury. He is particularly interested in exploring different perspectives to advance creativity and innovation in business. His passion lies in combining insights and practic...

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