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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.

Adopting disruptive digital technologies at your organization may represent a lucrative opportunity or a simple necessity to stay competitive. Whether this is a fundamental change in your business model or just a suite of new tools to improve productivity, the implementation process requires a specific set of skills and competencies to ensure success. Leading Digital Transformation is designed to prime you for these challenges. 

  • Learn from case studies to understand how radical business model transformations work when powered by new technologies 

  • Identify effective innovation strategies so that you can effectively steer your organization through a transformation and the obstacles that it may present 

  • Fortify your leadership skills by learning how to steer adaptive changes, cope with resistance, build coalitions, and be successful in stakeholder management 

The program offers you a chance to discuss trends and technologies in the digital economy with experts and prepare for innovations in your organization, developing an implementation roadmap that will guide you to success. 

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

  • You are a leader at middle or senior management level in all business units. 

  • You are planning to digitally transform your company/business unit and would like to learn how to master this leadership task. 


  • Identify what digitization can do for your business 

  • Familiarize yourself with the language of data analysts 

  • Recognize what factors inhibit the digital transformation process and which can promote it 

  • Learn which areas are affected by transformations and the best ways to respond. 

  • Develop an implementation roadmap, which will be consolidated in the program through stress tests 

  • 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 

Why choose ESMT?

  • ESMT Berlin is ranked #10 worldwide for executive education programs by the Financial Times 

  • This program can be taken as part of a post-graduate diploma in management

  • Diverse classes, interactive exercises and renowned faculty


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


"I would recommend this program to individuals who are seeking a holistic and cutting-edge understanding of leadership and digital transformation. The curriculum’s emphasis on practical applications, illustrated by best practices from industry leaders, makes it suitable for individuals aiming to bridge theory with real-world success. In essence, individuals seeking a comprehensive, forward-thinking, and globally informed program on leadership and digital transformation would find this program highly beneficial for their professional growth."

Ines Eckert, director of corporate communications at Stadtwerke Jena GmbH

Discover Ines' digital transformation journey in the ESMT blog article

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

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.

Earn your certificate

Your Program Advisor

Your program advisor

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

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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