Digital Innovation Strategy and Management

PROGRAM FORMAT: LIVE-ONLINE
Organizations leading digital transformation can achieve sustainable growth with enhanced margins and thrive through disruption. Others will be left behind. Learn how to define and drive a next-generation digital strategy for your business.

Organizations across all industries face fundamental digital transformation. This program provides the tools to frame opportunities and challenges, gain actionable frameworks for defining and driving digital strategy, and envision next-generation innovation strategies for sustainable growth. Participants 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:

  • Discover how digital technologies transform business models, value chains—entire industries— and what to do about it.
  • Acquire a systemic framework to evaluate an organization’s current innovation profile and prioritize where innovation will most help your organization win in the future.
  • Envision how your company can build a portfolio of opportunities, from radical efficiency enhancements to new growth—while achieving tangible business value.
  • Discover approaches to enhancing your organization’s culture of innovation—as well as how to progress within the cultural realities you currently face.
  • Apply proven organizational models for generating and scaling innovation company-wide and beyond.
Format

Our live-online programs are delivered in a synchronous format where you'll engage with faculty, industry leaders, and a global set of peers in an interactive, high-impact virtual environment. Often, these programs blend live sessions with activities or projects, and readings to deepen one's understanding of the materials. The benefit to this format is that you'll receive Booth's rigorous content in short, digestible sessions held multiple times weekly.

Participants should expect to commit a total of 8-10 hours to this program.

 
Schedule

This program includes four interactive, live-online sessions. Live-Sessions are held from 9 am-11 am CT from Monday to Thursday.

View the full program schedule here. 

This program will benefit mid-to senior-level executives 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. Senior leaders, business owners, managing directors, regional directors, and those in the fields of business development, innovation, digital, R&D, and operations will find this program beneficial.

Robert C. Wolcott

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

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, TheHill.com, Quartz.com, 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.

 

Registration Timelines

We recommend registering for the July 19-22, 2021 session by July 5.

Upcoming Courses

Date Fee Format
May 10-13, 2021 $2,500 Live-Online Register Now
July 19-22, 2021 $2,500 Live-Online Register Now
November 1-4, 2021 $2,500 Live-Online Register Now