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About Programme

Businesses looking for unparalleled advantage need to pivot their thinking and strategies from traditional product and industrial competitive levers. Data-led strategies within a robust digital ecosystem are the new drivers of competitive advantage.

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many enterprises into uncharted waters with digital. Legacy businesses and enterprise cultures not setup for this scenario are facing challenges on multiple fronts. Entrepreneurial leadership is the key to leading digital transformation in a way that harnesses the opportunity in disruption.

This programme highlights the new and innovative strategic thinking businesses need to incorporate by deploying data intelligently in emerging digital ecosystems. It will help you understand how to best understand and implement these powerful new frameworks optimally to avoid being disrupted by digital forces.

Programme Start Date & Duration

November 30, 2020 | 4 weeks (2 sessions per week)

Programme Fee

75,000 + GST @ 18%

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How does this Live Virtual programme help?

Our Executive education is redesigned for a radically different world. This programme blends the rigour of the rich and advanced curriculum by our global faculty with the ease and flexibility of digital learning. Leveraging digital platforms, we will provide real-time learning so you can immediately apply many advanced skills, relevant for the uncertain times we live in.

LIVE Virtual Classrooms

Experience a new way of immersive learning through group discussions, case reviews, peer networking and engaging dialogues.


Gain an official certificate of completion, awarded by the Centre for Executive Education at ISB, a prestigious B-School ranked among the best in the world.

Research-Based Teaching

Learn at India’s most research-productive B-School. Gain from the advanced, up-to-date research being conducted by world-class faculty at ISB.

Alumni network

Expand your network with ISB’s 40,000+ high-performing alumni community. Join this group of senior executives and entrepreneurs spread across the entire world.


Learn how to deliver added value to all partners and stakeholders while you juggle the new work-life balance from the safety of your home.

Real-world application

Learn real-world skills that you can immediately apply to push the innovation agenda at your organisation, giving it a distinct advantage over competitors

Who should attend?

This workshop is action oriented. It revolves around your firm’s existing digital and innovation projects. Your leaders and project team members should attend this workshop to help them better strategise, shape, develop and finally accelerate and propel the firm’s digital innovation and growth projects towards success.


  1. Understand how traditional firms can tailor digital ecosystems to their business needs
  2. Develop strategies to harness new innovation opportunities offered by digital 
  3. Learn the characteristics of digital disruption and how to insulate firms from it 
  4. Leverage customers and employees for new growth opportunities in the digital world
  5. Dissect and enrich your digital innovation projects with fresh insights and thinking
  6. Replicate innovations and sustain growth through entrepreneurial leadership

Module 1

  • How to innovate in highly risk-averse environments
  • How to help people embrace new technology and drive innovation
  • How to build coalitions, partnerships and consensus to mitigate innovation  uncertainties
  • How to be at the cutting edge of technology

Module 2

  • Platforms and the evolution of platforms over the years(e.g. from the early days of Amazon.com to the modern Alexa)
  •  Driving competitive advantage in platform businesses? How are they different from traditional product or service-based business models?
  • Role of APIs in platforms and their increasing relevance in today’s digital world

Module 3

  • Leverage digital technologies to your advantage than being disrupted
  • Learn how a firm can turn around and thrive in a dying industry
  • Using customer experience as a key weapon for enterprise transformation
  • Understand speed as a strategic weapon for change
  • Examine how disruption can fuel transformation and innovation

Module 4

  • Introducing the central framework of the workshop: The 3 Ds (Digital Customers, Digital Replicas and Digital Ecosystems)
  • Learn how traditional firms engage with digital ecosystems
  • How are digital ecosystems different from conventional industries?
  • Framing digital ecosystems as a combination of production and consumption ecosystems

Module 5

  • How to recover a firm after stalling growth
  • Learn how to distinguish the signal from the noise
  • Identify the entrepreneurial leaders inside the firm
  •  Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Examine the steps you need to take to reorient the firm to reflect market realities • Get back to a performance culture
  • Insights on critical tasks and skills of a CEO, and how to think and act like a CEO ecosystems

Module 6

  • Understand the difference between production ecosystems and value chains
  • Learn how to build a production ecosystem
  • Discover how to unlock the value of data from production ecosystems through innovation
  • Building consumption ecosystems
  • Understand how to extend value chains into digital platforms
  • Learn how to innovate with data

Module 7

  • Discover disruption
  • Examine how digital disruption is different
  • Learn how to isolate from digital disruption

Module 8

  • Applying the programme learning to the participants’ enterprises
  • Getting feedback from participants and faculty
  • Creating an action-plan to executives

Meet the faculty


Mohan Subramaniam


Professor Mohan Subramaniam specialises in the areas of global strategy, managing multinational companies and the strategic management of knowledge and innovation. His more recent work includes new strategic frameworks for the digital economy and ecosystems. His research appears in several leading management journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Management, and Harvard Business Review


Jay Rao

Dr Jay Rao Dr Rao has extensive experience in teaching executive education programmes in the areas of innovation, implementation of innovation initiatives within firms, corporate entrepreneurship, and customer experience innovation. Dr Rao has worked with some of the world’s elite organisations like Novartis, Fresenius Medical Care, Pernod Ricard USA, Covidien, BBVA, BAE Systems, U.S. Navy, SABIC, Citizens Bank, Merck, Masco Corp., Scottish Enterprise, Innovation Norway, North Atlantic Capital, EMC, GlaxoSmithKline, Scania and others. Dr Rao also teaches two elective courses in the Babson MBA programs (1) Leading Innovation: Gorillas, Chimps & Monkeys and (2) #CX #UX #DX Innovation. He also teaches extensively in the Babson Executive Education programs.