Leading Digital Transformation

The Wharton School

The Wharton School

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Who should attend

This program is designed for leaders in digital and non-digital industries affected by technology-driven disruption, whether or not their companies have already taken steps toward digital transformation. Those who are involved in the long-term strategic growth of their firms and who are interested in developing greater foresight, creating new and different types of value, staying ahead of the competition, and leading with agility will benefit.

About the course

The emergence of digital technologies, and the disruptions they create, are reshaping companies and entire industries. In this dynamic environment, firms need to evolve not only to keep up with today's digital landscape, but also because those that are on top of trends and transformations today may face game-changing threats tomorrow. That’s why understanding current innovations and the successful harnessing of digital technologies is just the beginning. Staying steps ahead, and maintaining that position over the long term, takes new capabilities and perspectives to evaluate digital technologies strategically, to shape and leverage the organization, and to lead in the face of significant uncertainty and complexity.

Leading Digital Transformation brings you the latest insights, practices, and research from some of the world’s foremost experts on industry disruption and digital transformation for the enterprise. You will learn in real time through classroom sessions, hands-on simulation and learning experiences with fellow participants, conversations with industry authorities, peer networking, and office hours with faculty. A rigorous, week-long learning journey will provide you with the leadership skills and vision it takes to transform digital disruption into the source of some of your firm’s greatest opportunities

Program Experience

In Leading Digital Transformation you will:

  • Explore digital disruption from the perspectives of strategy, organization, and leadership for the long term
  • Strengthen your skills as a visionary leader by learning how to spot digital opportunities, develop strategies around them, and pitch them persuasively to key stakeholders
  • Shift your mindset from traditional thinking on product- or service-based value creation and competition to a platform and ecosystem perspective, and understand the new set of strategic choices and tradeoffs they represent
  • Deepen classroom learning and begin reimagining your business through daily faculty-led integration sessions
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities presented by digital disruptions across industries and geographies by networking with a global peer group
  • Engage in a hands-on simulation to deepen your understanding of digital platform strategy

Experience and Impact

Technology can transform your business — or leave you far behind your competitors. In this highly actionable live online program, you will develop tools and capabilities for leading a continuous, agile, and strategic endeavor to harness and stay ahead of digital disruptions.

Because today’s technologies will quickly become obsolete and digital disruption looks different to every organization, this program does not focus on “how-tos” or one-size-fits-all approaches. Instead, Wharton faculty experts will help you develop your own framework for capturing opportunities for growth and competitive advantage. They will show you how to formulate digital strategies and align their execution across functions, harness the power of digital technologies and ecosystems, and strengthen vigilance and agility throughout your organization.

You will deeply engage with these topics through classroom sessions, a hands-on simulation, small group work with fellow participants, and conversations with industry experts on some of today’s most cutting-edge topics. Daily integration sessions will help you extract key learnings that apply to your unique situation and consider what digital transformation means for your organization.

Session topics include:

  • Digital Disruption: Strategy, Organization, and Leadership Perspectives
  • Identifying and Pitching Digital Opportunities
  • From Products to Platforms (Simulation)
  • Organizational Agility and Networks
  • Vigilant Leadership

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George Day

George S. Day is the Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He was previously the Executive Director of the Marketing Science Institute. He has been a consultant to numerous corporations such as General Electric, IBM, Metropolitan Life, Uni...

Lori Rosenkopf

Lori Rosenkopf is the Simon and Midge Palley Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Operations Research from Cornell University and Stanford University respectively. Lori also worked as a systems engineer for Eastman Kodak and AT&T ...

Rahul Kapoor

Rahul Kapoor  is an Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In his research, Rahul explores the strategies pursued by established and emerging firms in technologybased industries. He focuses on how firms organize for innovation and manage technological...

Kevin Werbach

Education JD, Harvard University, 1994; BA, University of California at Berkeley, 1991 Recent Consulting World Bank (201415). Advising on use of gamification in massive open online courses. Marriott and Franklin Covey (2014). Developing gamification system for employee motivation. Organization ...

Tyler Wry

Professor Tyler Wry  studies hybrid ventures, which are organizations that simultaneously pursue goals associated with different meaning systems: for example, nanotechnology companies that integrate scientific discovery and technology commercialization, and social enterprises that work to generat...

Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder is a recognized thought leader in technology and innovation, and has more than 25 years of experience in business and technology leadership at GE, Lockheed Martin and several startup ventures. He was recently the chief technology and innovation officer at venture firm Safeguard Scien...

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