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Leading Digital Transformation

Leading Digital Transformation

Executive education program in English

Leading Digital Transformation (LDT.13)

Duration 4 Days
Location Berlin
Dates 28. - 31. May 2024
5,200 €

Leading Digital Transformation (LDT.14)

Duration 4 Days
Location Berlin
Dates 5. - 8. Nov 2024
5,200 €

Optimizing business through digital transformation

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This five-day program will be delivered in a blended format: Four full days at ESMT campus and a
pre- and post-program online session.

Digital business models drive growth and profitability, but not every digital transformation leads to success. To help you find the solutions that are adequate for your company or business unit, we have designed a program that will help you identify both the drivers of success and failure of this transformation process and respond to them accordingly.

Among other things, we will explore with you how this process affects your strategy, your operations, the work of your employees, and your customers, and how you can successfully manage these influences. You will familiarize yourself with the language of data analysts and discover how you can benefit from their expertise. You will learn which corporate culture promotes digital transformation and which inhibits it, and how to initiate change in this area by identifying the right potentials and enable employees to participate in the changes.

You will have the opportunity to discuss trends and technologies in the digital economy in detail with experts and prepare for possible innovations for your business. You will develop an implementation roadmap that will guide you on your digital way to success. You will stress test this plan with the help of both the expert faculty and your peers.

Leading Digital Transformation (LDT.13)

Duration 4 Days
Location Berlin
Dates 28. - 31. May 2024
5,200 €

Leading Digital Transformation (LDT.14)

Duration 4 Days
Location Berlin
Dates 5. - 8. Nov 2024
5,200 €

Your profile

  • Leaders at middle and senior management level in all business units who plan to digitally transform their company/business unit and would like to learn how to master this leadership task.


  • You will learn what digitization can do for your business
  • You will familiarize yourself with the language of data analysts
  • You will recognize what inhibits the digital transformation process and what promotes it
  • You will learn which areas are affected by this process and how you need to respond to it
  • You will develop an implementation roadmap, which will be consolidated in the program through stress tests
  • You will network with the faculty and your peers, who can provide you with support during your digital transformation process


  • Data as the basis for new business models
  • Key technologies that drive the digital transformation process
  • Challenges and opportunities in digital business
  • Digital disruption of business and its impact on strategy, operations, value proposition, employees, customers, and corporate culture
  • Digital transformation processes as a leadership task
  • Successful ways to initiate a learning organization


Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Urs Müller

Visiting Lecturer, ESMT Berlin and Associate Professor of Practice, SDA Bocconi

Program Structure

Pre-Program Sessions (Live Online)

Date: October 19, 2:30 - 7:00 PM CEST.

  • What leaders need to know about technologies
  • Unleashing the power of analytics and artificial intelligence

Day 1

Big picture and strategy

  • Setting the stage for digital transformation
  • Strategizing in the digital era and identifying digital opportunities
  • Transforming your business and organizing for digital transformation

Day 2

Organizing for Digital Transformation

  • Identifying the future sources of customer value
  • Choosing the right digital operating model and managing the digital ecosystem
  • Measuring digital transformation impact

Day 3

Leading transformation efforts and creating an innovation culture

  • Overcoming leadership challenges
  • Transforming the culture and creating an innovation mindset
  • Reflecting the ethics of digital transformation

Day 4

The mindest for digital transformation

  • Creating human advantage in an age of technology and turmoil
  • Fostering a learning culture
  • Connecting the dots and crafting your digital transformation action plan

Post-Program Session

Self-paced online course:

Innovation and Ambidexterity.

Teaching methods

  • Interactive lectures
  • Hands­ on workshops
  • Guest Speakers
  • Business cases
  • Live online sessions
  • Quizzes and action­based learning intervention

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

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This program can also be taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management curriculum. Bring your career to the next level and gain the formal recognition of your professional development with this university-level certificate.

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Your Program Advisor

Your program advisor

​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Head of Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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