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Certificate in Digital Business Strategy and Innovation Agility

Program in Collaboration with Stanford Center for Professional Development

Learn to navigate the digital landscape with innovation lessons from Silicon Valley and the Nordics. The Certificate in Digital Business Strategy and Innovation Agility program has been co-created by Aalto EE and the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) to provide participants with the leadership skills needed to execute innovation initiatives, lead agile organizations and conquer the digital disruption wave. The program addresses the challenges and opportunities posed by digital innovation and transformation within an organization.

The program covers the following themes:

  • Fundamentals of digital transformation and innovation strategy
  • Latest technologies: AI, software robotics, blockchain, A/VR/MR
  • Leading innovation and intrapreneurial initiatives
  • Platform economy and architectural configurations
  • Transforming strategic capabilities and scaling excellence
  • Leveraging teams for global innovation

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Make an impact – Blended online and face-to-face learning for high impact and agile implementation of your new skills and knowledge at work

Learn and apply – Intensive and practical, covering the latest trends in technology and providing practical tools and methods to ride the digital wave

Broaden your horizons – The best and latest expertise from two leading universities, lessons from Silicon Valley and the Nordics, a certificate from Stanford Centre for Professional Development

Benefits

Does your current business model enable your organization to compete successfully in the global digital economy? Do you have experts and leaders who are able to embrace the new possibilities of the digital era to the fullest extent? This certificate program prepares your employees to disrupt the technology wave and make innovation a culture and a habit.

Get insights and lessons on how to develop the structures, processes and culture that support innovation
Gain tools and practices for initiating and integrating technological breakthroughs
Explore how to frame problems creatively in order to generate innovative solutions
Understand the conditions that enable innovation networks and innovation ecosystems to prosper

About the Stanford Center for Professional Development

The Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), a part of The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL), makes it possible for today's best and brightest professionals to enroll in Stanford University courses and programs while they maintain their careers.

The SCPD portfolio reflects the exciting research and world-class teaching of Stanford faculty from all of Stanford’s schools. Courses are delivered online and, in some cases, at Stanford, at your work site, or at international locations – providing a global community of learners with flexibility and convenience and enabling them to apply their education to their work.

For

The program is for business leaders, senior executives and entrepreneurs responsible for leveraging the possibilities created by digitalization and building innovation powerhouses within their companies.

We recommend the program for change managers, core strategy team members, business managers and product development managers. The program is suited to key functions like marketing, operations, IT, strategy, and general management.

Contents and Schedule

The program incorporates a blended format of online and face-to-face sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to attend face-to-face facilitated sessions and workshops with Stanford and Aalto professors in California and Helsinki as well as several online courses, keynotes and webinars.

The unique advantage of the program lies in the discovery visits to the vibrant Silicon Valley ecosystem. Networking sessions and dinners will be held to encourage interaction with other participants and the faculty. A digital learning environment will be used to support the learning experience.

Program Structure

Five face-to-face days

Three face-to-face days are held in Silicon Valley, Stanford campus and two face-to-face days are held in Helsinki, Aalto EE Campus

Online courses, keynotes and webinars

Participants will have the opportunity to attend several online courses, keynotes and webinars with Stanford and Aalto professors

Company visits in Silicon Valley

The unique advantage of the program lies in the discovery visits to the vibrant Silicon Valley ecosystem

Modules

Program Fee and Registration

Program Fee

We offer an Early Bird program fee of € 8,900 (+ VAT), valid until May 31, 2018. From June 1, 2018 onwards the fee is € 9,750 (+ VAT).

Please note that the program fee does not include travel expenses or accommodation. VAT is applicable to private persons and Finnish companies.

Registration

Register for the program by July 15, 2018.

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