Strategic Digital Transformation—in Hong Kong

Through this two-day program offered at the Chicago Booth Hong Kong campus, executives will gain the frameworks and strategies that drive impactful digital transformation for profitable, sustainable growth.

Businesses across all industries are facing technological and digital disruption. To compete and succeed, organizations must build the capabilities to create continuous digital transformation. These organizations can achieve sustainable growth with enhanced margins and thrive through disruption. Others will be left behind.

Learn how to lead digital transformation for your business with this 2-day program. You'll gain the tools to frame opportunities and challenges—and gain actionable frameworks for defining and driving next-generation innovation strategies for sustainable growth. You will explore how digital capabilities and business models impact industries and customers, how to turn strategy into action, and how to win in the digital age.

By attending this program, you will:

  • Learn to lead with innovative and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Discover how digital technologies can transform business models, value chains, and entire industries—and what to do about it.
  • Apply proven organizational models for generating and scaling innovation company-wide and beyond.

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive an official Chicago Booth Executive Education digital badge. This badge serves as a certified online credential of your achievement, and it can be shared on social networks such as LinkedIn.


Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong

Heritage Courtyard and Interpretation Center Tour

Our Hong Kong campus is the home of the Heritage Courtyard and Interpretation Center. During their time on campus, participants are offered a tour and access to exhibitions highlighting the unique history of the Mount Davis site. More information about the tour will be provided with participants' pre-course materials.

This two-day program will benefit middle-, upper- and senior-level managers who seek to take their organization to a new level by launching bold, new innovation strategies enabled by digital transformation. This program will benefit a wide range of industries and sectors, especially those facing significant threats from disruption.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust proudly awards scholarships to local social sector executives who seek to enhance their leadership skills. Learn more here.

Robert C Wolcott


Wolcott is Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Booth. Additionally, he is Adjunct Professor in Executive Education at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and formerly a visiting professor at the Keio Business School (Japan). Wolcott won Teacher of the Year from Kellogg's EMBA program in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. He serves on the advisory board for the Open Innovation Lab of Norway; H-Farm, the leading digital innovation ecosystem in Italy. Wolcott is also a managing partner with Clareo, an innovation strategy consultancy serving senior executives at global corporations such as Exelon, BHP, Griffith Foods, Zurich Insurance, Owens Corning and others.

Wolcott is a regular contributor to Forbes regarding the impact of technology change on business, leadership and society. His book with Dr. Michael Lippitz, Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (McGraw-Hill, 2010) shares a decade of research and has been published in Chinese and Japanese. Wolcott's work has appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review, strategy+business, The Harvard Business Review,,, The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, Business Week, The Financial Times (European Edition), The New York Times and numerous overseas publications. He is a frequent speaker at events worldwide.

In 2003, Wolcott founded the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), a network of senior executives dedicated to driving sustainable innovation, now an independent organization known as The World Innovation Network (TWIN). TWIN's annual summit, TWIN Global, takes place in late Spring and includes leaders from around the world who collaborate around issues of significance for their organizations and for humanity. Wolcott is also an active angel investor in enterprises such as crowd funding leader Indiegogo, student loan innovator Lumni, legal documentation platform Page Vault, healthcare data and analytics providers SA Ignite and Clearcare Online (exited to Battery Ventures in 2016), cyber security provider MagicCube and international art exposition EXPO Chicago.

Wolcott received a BA, European and Chinese History; and an MS and Ph.D., Industrial Engineering & Management Science, Northwestern University.

Innovation Strategy & Foresight

  • Examine how corporations perform in the present and thrive —or fail to thrive— into the future
  • Explore how digital technologies transform every industry ecosystem, from raw materials to end consumers— and what it could mean for your company and career
  • Discover the Innovation Radar, a strategic framework to think systemically regarding innovation, uncover and prioritize opportunities and win the long-term innovation game

Making Innovation Happen: Structure, Process, Culture & Leadership

  • Examine the frameworks of quantifiable successful innovation models
  • Review Professor Wolcott’s Four Models of Corporate Entrepreneurship— selected in 2020 by the editors of the MIT Sloan Management Review as one of the top dozen articles on strategy in the history of the publication
  • Explore the essential roles of senior leadership for enabling innovation
  • Understand how leaders at all levels can advance an organization’s innovation agenda

What participants say about programs with Professor Wolcott:

“Professor Wolcott has an excellent command of the subject matter and I enjoyed his high energy teaching style. Professor Wolcott helped to demystify the digital space, and built bridges between innovation and strategy in the digital era.”
—Marty Proctor, President & CEO, Seven Generations Energy

“Great, thought provoking content delivered in a case-study manner. Rob [Wolcott] did a great job describing the underlying models and theory and then using a practical example to illustrate. This created an environment of thoughtful questions and discussion…The Innovation Radar and Corporate Entrepreneurship models are very helpful in guiding my future efforts with strategic planning and innovation.”
—Steve Hammock, Senior VP Growth and Strategy, Chugach Government Solutions, LLC

“This was a power packed, insight driven program....Professor Wolcott was able to provide very useful and objective ways of approaching an abstract problem like Digital Innovation.”
—Ashish Ranjan, Global Client Partner, Wipro Technologies

“Professor Wolcott delivers an outstanding course [with] practical innovation knowledge, not just theoretical.”

“[I had] so many takeaways; I found the program incredibly valuable.”

Advance Registration Benefit  

The program sessions below qualify for our Advance Registration Benefit. When you commit your attendance by the expiration dates below, you’ll benefit through financial savings.*

  •  October 2024 session:
    • $3,200 registration fee if registered and paid by August 19
    • $3,800 registration fee after August 19

Upcoming Courses

Date Fee
October 16-17, 2024 $3,800 Register Now

*Advance Registration Benefit: No promotion code required – the savings will be automatically applied during the registration process if you register and pay by the expiration date. This offer is not transferable to other programs or offerings. All prices are in USD.