Over the last decade, 'born digital' companies such as Facebook, Google and Alibaba have led the way as key innovators in their industry. The challenge today is for organisations across a wide range of sectors to transform their strategy and ways of organising through digital technologies to be innovative and competitive. Making this transition requires a rethinking and a widening of the lens of innovation, which is now possible with the help of digital technologies. For a senior manager, this requires creative confidence. It also requires there to be a change in the way the organisation itself operates, transforming itself from the inside-out to embrace the business ecosystem. To do so implies a change in how teams traditionally work to emphasise creativity and cross-functional arrangements to build innovation. At the heart of these changes is the need to develop a culture which will support digital working, one which requires agility as well as the tolerance of failure within organisations, and an understanding of new customer behaviours. This programme equips managers to make this full embrace towards being a successful digital organisation ready to compete for the future.
In this programme, we will provide methodologies and frameworks as well as critical thinking to help you re-think how you lead the transformation of your organisation through digital innovation. For example, we shall look at breakthrough digital innovations such as the Internet of Things and the implications for smart manufacturing. We will examine how blockchain technology is disrupting trust intermediation in financial services and mobile platforms are enabling financial inclusion in emerging economies. We adopt a multi-facetted approach, developing capabilities on digital innovation, designing services, ecosystem leadership, creative cross-functional teams, and successfully transitioning to a digital enterprise.