Digital Innovation is the lifeblood of any organisation, large or small. Digital Innovation is a crucial capability ensuring long-term sustainability of a business in that it allows continuous adaptation to changing environments. But it also is a capability that is hard to build, maintain or replicate in the face of changing and emergent new digital technologies that upend and disrupt organisations, sectors and entire markets. Anticipating, mastering and deploying novel digital technologies and understanding their impact on strategy, processes, organising and customers is a crucial competitive advantage to master and lead the digital innovation challenge.
The certificate programme Digital Leadership and Innovation (DLI) improves your competence and excellence in Digital Innovation. Using a systemic and holistic approach and building on established methodologies such as Agile, Lean or Design Thinking. It updates your core competencies and capabilities across six key building blocks – marketing strategy, strategy implementation & operations, business model innovation, entrepeneurship, innovation leadership & management and agile & lean organising for innovation.
All modules teaching these building blocks will be infused with knowledge about relevant digital technologies core to all elements – be it Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence or Blockchain. Drawing on the expertise of practitioners and industry thought leaders, each module will feature expert sessions to cover these and associated digital technologies as they relate to the building blocks.
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- Obtain a University of Cologne Executive School Certificate in Digital Leadership Innovation.
- Put your new skills into practice immediately, with the aid of the Capstone Project.
- Learn how to build an integrated approach to digital innovation.
- Understand how to implement digital business model innovation.
- Explore the latest digital technology trends from thought leaders and expert practitioners.
- Gain hands-on experience in tools and techniques for creativity and innovation.
Our certificate programme is specifically tailored to suit management teams in organisations faced with digital technology challenges, who have the desire and capacity to tackle these challenges. Suitable participants include, but are not limited to, team leaders, project managers and managers of business units in large organisations and directors and executive staff in small to medium sized companies.
Prof. Jan Recker, PhD
Chaired Professor for Information Systems and Systems Development at the University of Cologne
Prof. Recker is the most accomplished business and management researcher under 40 years of age according to a ranking by the magazine Wirtschaftswoche (01/2019). He is Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow, Chaired Professor for Information Systems and Systems Development at the University of Cologne and Adjunct Professor at the QUT Business School in Brisbane, Australia. In 2018 he was also made the youngest ever AIS (Association for Information Systems) Fellow. His research and teaching covers issues in design and processes surrounding digital innovation, digital transformation and sustainability in a digital world. He is one of the most published information systems academics of all time.