Strategies for Managing Disruptive Digital Change

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

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  • 3 days
  • blended, in person

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

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Who should attend

  • Senior executives responsible for defining organization digital strategies
  • Senior managers/directors who must implement digital strategies, including organizational change and technology implementation
  • Senior advisers (consultants, legal advisers, strategists) who guide organizations in the development and implementation of disruptive strategies
  • Individual entrepreneurs and start-up organizations who are establishing new disruptive business ventures
  • Includes a Custom Action Learning Proposal

About the course

Featuring a unique Canadian focus, this blended-learning program takes a holistic view, incorporating strategy, technology and organizational change to equip executives and directors with a local/global perspective on how to prepare for disruption. In three classroom days and two online modules spread over six weeks, participants will learn how to develop defensive strategies against digital technology threats and, by the end of the program, will be ready to create and implement their own innovative and competitive disruptive strategy.

Top Reasons To Choose This Program

  • Specifically designed for senior managers/directors, executives responsible for defining corporate and digital strategies
  • Understand and anticipate business threats and opportunities that global technologies have created
  • Prepare your organization to survive disruptive digital change in the business environment
  • Respond to disruption with disruptive strategies of your own

Powered by digital technologies, new start-ups and established organizations are rapidly creating innovative business opportunities and are challenging traditional business models.

Canadian businesses compete with each other locally, but the true threat comes from competitors that create global impact using digital, disruptive technologies: Uber threatens local taxi firms; Netflix challenges Canadian cable companies; and Canadian banks now see Apple as a non-traditional financial service rival.

Featuring a unique Canadian focus, this program takes a holistic view incorporating strategy, technology and organizational change to equip executives and directors with a local/global perspective on how to prepare for disruption. Participants will learn how to develop defensive strategies against digital technology threats, and by the end of the program will be ready to create and implement their own innovative and competitive disruptive strategy. In short, your disruptive strategy should anticipate competitors’ digital strategies and your strategy should plan to take advantage of current and near-term anticipated digital technologies.

Blended Learning Online + In-Class

Opening Online Module (10 hours)

The opening online module will concentrate on understanding foundation digital disruption concepts, through videos and readings. Participants will be asked to prepare a preliminary assessment of their disruption strategy.

Three Days In Class

Three classroom days will focus on explaining and applying the learning concepts, through lectures, discussions and case examples. Participants will be required to complete a draft disruption strategy by the end of day three.

Closing Online module (10 hours)

The closing online module will require participants to finalize their individual strategy (Action Learning Proposal), with guidance from the program facilitators.

What You Will Learn

  • Identify disruptive threats to your business
  • Pinpoint disruptive opportunities for new or augmented businesses
  • Prepare a disruptive strategy roadmap that creates value and blunts the competition
  • Coach and prepare the organization (culture, process, structure) for disruptive change
  • Mentor and prepare individuals, managers, executives, and themselves for disruptive change
  • Understand how digital technologies enable disruptive change
  • Know which technologies, such as AI, Internet of Things, Blockchain, etc., will impact your business from a managerial perspective, and where to rely on future impact potential

Includes a Custom Action Learning Proposal

Participants will learn what is required to prepare a disruptive strategy roadmap that creates value and blunts the competition.

This will be accomplished in part through a custom Action Learning Proposal that addresses a strategic disruption issue in their organization, or potentially provides a plan for a disruptive business start-up. SEEC Faculty members will provide coaching and mentorship to participants on their ALP.

Your disruptive strategy should rely on current digital technologies (such as mobile and cloud technologies) and anticipate near-term enhanced technologies (such as location sensing) and or new concept technologies (such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain) with the potential to disrupt your industry.

Reach Series

This Reach Series program provides an executive learning experience that is unmatched in Canada. Designed exclusively for senior business leaders, all Reach Series courses deliver a combination of cutting-edge business theory along with highly relevant case studies and techniques for practical application.

Modules

Opening Online Module

The opening online module will concentrate on understanding foundation digital disruption concepts through videos and readings. Participants will be asked to prepare a preliminary assessment of their disruption strategy.

Strategies for Managing Disruptive Digital Change

Disruptive Strategy overview

  • Threats to established business models
  • Digital Technologies – Drivers of Disruption
  • The Platform Strategy
  • Theory becomes practice – monetizing a concept

Preparing your Disruptive Strategy

  • Readiness Assessment – organizational, technology, competition
  • Leadership requirements
  • Execution requirements
  • Establishing your disruptive brand

Leveraging Digital Technologies: A managerial perspective)

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Cognitive Computing / Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Block-chain
  • Mobile Services
  • Cloud Services
  • Social Media
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cyber-Security & Privacy

Partnering with Digital Service Providers

  • Services Sourcing Life Cycle
  • Measuring Digital Impact
  • Governing for Value
  • Managing Legacy Technologies while transforming to Digital

Industry Perspectives

This module will focus on disruptive strategy issues that are specific to industry sectors, such as:

  • Financial Services
  • Retail and Distribution
  • Health Care
  • Telecommunications and Entertainment
  • Public Sector

Preparing Your Disruptive Strategy Roadmap

  • A customer centric approach – mass customization
  • The opportunity portfolio
  • Speed and capacity
  • The pre-requisites of architecture and infrastructure

Organizational Change – Strategy Implementation

  • Managing the digital workforce (hiring, development, retaining)
  • Leading disruptive change – Board, Executives and Managers.
  • Organizational transformation
  • Lean and Agile for rapid change

Disrupting Society

  • Careers: those that will soar and those that will sink
  • Continuous learning required – individual, corporate, societal
  • The future of work – robots on demand?
  • The Digital Charter – protecting privacy

Closing Online Module

The closing online module will require participants to finalize their individual strategy (Action Learning Proposal), with guidance from the program facilitators.

Experts

Ron Babin

Biography Ron Babin, DBA, is a professor of Technology Management and Innovation, and an award-winning instructor with many decades of IT professional experience. As a management consulting partner at KPMG and Accenture, he has provided strategic guidance to CIO clients across all industries. Pro...

Shane Saunderson

Biography After sneaking away from a small-town prairie farm, Shane spent his early career as an entrepreneur in North America and Europe focused on product design, robotics and connected devices. He later joined Idea Couture, a Design Thinking and innovation consultancy, to combine his technical...

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