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Digital Transformation: A Practical Strategy

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​Implement an effective digital transformation strategy.

In our digital world, all organisations are struggling with similar challenges, globally. Business leaders, managers and executives need the skills to leverage people and infrastructure for success into a digital future. This Digital Transformation seven-week online programme will equip you with the knowledge and workplace application experience to bring your organisation through disruptive change into this digital future.

Programme Modules:

Module 0 - Orientation

The Orientation Module introduces you to the GIBS Online campus, onboards you to the programme and initiates your engagement with the GIBS expert faculty and fellow participants. You have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the programme details, how to approach online learning and the kinds of activities you will encounter during the programme.

Module 1 - A Data Strategy

Module 2 - Strategy

Module 3 - Design Thinking

Module 4 - Agility

Module 5 - People and Digital Culture

Module 6 - Digital Ethics

This programme is scheduled to run on the following dates in 2021:

19 Jan - 8 March

16 Feb - 5 April

16 March - 3 May

20 April - 7 June

18 May - 5 July

15 June - 2 Aug

20 July - 6 Sep

17 Aug - 4 Oct

14 Sep -1 Nov

19 Oct - 6 Dec

16 Nov - 3 Jan

Enrolments for 3 iterations will be open at a time and dates may vary.

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Who should attend?

  • Mid- to senior level managers and leaders
  • All leaders responsible for driving and implementing: Innovation initiatives, Digital strategies, Data strategies, Digital transformation despite obstacles in organisations and IT transformation from traditional to relevant.
How you will benefit
  • Formulate and implement a digital strategy for leading organisations through disruption
  • Implement new ideas and innovations to increase the competitiveness of organisations by aligning people, data and technology
  • Comprehend and respond to the pace of change we are experiencing globally

The workplace application experience you will gain, includes:

  • Assessment of current IT practices, including data strategy and IT structures
  • Workforce readiness assessment
  • Agility and adaptability awareness
  • Design thinking principles
  • Assessment of current and emerging technologies
  • Understand basic digital marketing and sales principles
Programme Assessment

Throughout the programme, you will have opportunities to test your knowledge, practise application, evaluate your understanding, reflect on your insights and track your improvement with both graded and ungraded assessments.

Module assessments include reflective polls and discussions, multiple-choice quizzes, written assignments and case study applications. You will receive feedback and can discuss ways to improve with GIBS faculty and your peers.

During the final module, you will apply what you have learned in a final assignment - developing a business case for digital transformation for an organisation of your choosing.

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Nishan Pillay

[Executive Director: Open Programmes at GIBS Business School]

As a millennial and digital native familiar with digital implementations, Nishan Pillay can authentically discuss the issues informing digital transformation. The following qualifications attest to his expertise in dealing with the subject of digital transformation - an Honours in Industrial Psychology providing a solid understanding of the people issues at the core of digital transformation and a Masters in Digital Transformation and Innovation Leadership (IE University) providing a crucial and solid understanding of the theoretical underpinning of digital transformation.

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