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Online Masterclass: Digital Transformation Strategy for Business Leaders

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A 5 hour online masterclass to complete at your own time and pace. On completion delegates receive a certificate of attendance and digital credential to use on their LinkedIn profile.

This online version of the popular GIBS Digital Transformation Masterclass will equip senior executives and business leaders with the tools to adapt, succeed and thrive in an era of unprecedented digital disruption. You will acquire the skills to speak and make decisions about digital transformation strategies and technologies like big data AI, blockchain, IoT and more, through the lens of their application to business.

This online course consists of a series of informative videos, insightful content and work exercises.


  1. Data: the foundation of digital
  2. What do we mean by digital transformation?
  3. Four strategies for digital transformation
  4. Big data, the cloud, and artificial intelligence
  5. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  6. IoT, nanotechnology and the next frontier
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About the Presenter:  Mike Stopforth

Mike is the founder and director of business and leadership transformation specialist Beyond Binary. He is an entrepreneur, start-up investor, author and global speaker. He is recognised for his provoking insights into disruption-driven change, its impact on people, business and markets, and, notably, building the new leadership skills and strategies essential to navigate uncharted territory.

Mike is a successful digital pioneer. Before Beyond Binary, he founded leading African social media agency Cerebra. It was acquired by global advertising giant WPP in 2013. In 2007, he co-founded, an African content aggregator which was bought by Naspers. In addition to his Beyond Binary role, Mike serves as a disruption and innovation advisor on a number of corporate boards. He has been recognised as an influencer by Mail & Guardian, GQ and Destiny Man.

Mike holds a Masters degree in Social Business and Entrepreneurship from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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Who should attend?
  • Corporate executives
  • SME business owners
  • Senior marketers
  • Entrepreneurs

How you will benefit
  • Learn definitions and explanations for hyped up tech buzzwords and concepts
  • Learn from the best local and international case studies
  • Develop a framework for thinking about digital disruption in business
  • Learn the skills required to enable authentic digital transformation
  • Never again find yourself in a meeting where someone is talking about a digital concept you don't understand

Additional information
  • Complete at your own pace
  • Participants will receive a certificate of attendance & digital credential to use on their LinkedIn profile. 

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