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Digital Transformation Leadership

Participants of the Digital Transformation Leadership (DTL) Program will understand the foundations for digital transformation, develop their innovation mindset and learn how to lead digital transformation projects.

The program has been custom designed in close collaboration with industry and Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster to empower leaders to innovate using digital technology.

It will benefit professionals with 5+ years of senior management experience, who are leading teams involved in digital transformation projects (e.g. senior managers, directors, operational leaders, etc.).

"Enable your team to be ready for the incredible opportunity to help you evolve. Invest time and energy into the great people you have already to help you realize tomorrow's challenges. This is about digitally enabling Canada." -- Greg Malpass, CEO/Traction On Demand

Participants of the Digital Transformation Leadership (DTL) Program will understand the foundations for digital transformation, develop their innovation mindset and learn how to lead digital transformation projects. The program has been custom designed in close collaboration with industry and Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster to empower leaders to innovate using digital technology.

This 13-week program includes three online synchronous sessions and about 6 hours per week of asynchronous course material and activities. All sessions provide faculty and industry-led content, case studies, discussion boards and applied activities.

Learning will be put into action when participants work on their personal digital change project and receive feedback from peers, industry professionals and experienced professors.

“Introduction to various business models gave us useful tools to help our future consulting projects. The decision-making matrix was particularly powerful, especially in opening my perspective to the competing forces at the organization."

Next Program Start: September 19, 2022

Key dates:
  • Synchronous sessions:
    • Monday, September 19, 9 am to 12 pm
    • Monday, November 7, 9 am to 12 pm
    • Monday, December 19, 9 am to 1 2 pm
  • Asynchronous course content: September 20 - December 18
  • Break: October 31 - November 6
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    Program Start: November 21, 2022

    Key dates:
    • Synchronous sessions:
      • Monday, November 21, 9 am to 12 pm
      • Monday, January 9, 2023, 9 am to 12 pm
      • Monday, February 20, 2023, 9 am to 1 2 pm
    • Asynchronous course content: November 22 - February 19
    • Break: October 31 - November 6
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    • Digital Technology Supercluster Partners: CAD $4,950 plus GST, covering all learning materials
    • Non-partner: CAD $9,950 plus GST, covering all learning materials
    Is your employer sponsoring you in this program? They may be eligible for support through the Canada Job Grant.

    Participants will

    • Understand the current state of digital platform technology and key areas of focus for digital transformation, including new business models, customer experience and operational excellence
    • Expand perspectives in digital opportunities – from products to platforms Increase leadership capabilities, including vision, engagement, governance and inclusion
    • Apply the steps to enable digital transformation in their organization
    • Engage in the design of a digital change project

    The program enables participants to improve two capabilities, digital and leadership capabilities.

    Digital Capabilities

    Gain the strategic insight and skills to become a leader in technology-driven organizations. Develop a digital mindset and understand the new elements of digital capability, including process improvement, employee experience and business model innovation as well as the opportunity of digital platforms. Understand empathetic, people-centered, approaches to service design and the importance of visualizing and communicating solutions. Learn aspects of agile, lean and hybrid approaches to project management and improve skills in managing change in organizations.

    Leadership Capabilities

    To manage and lead in technology-driven organizations, you need to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders across the organization and within your ecosystem. Learn how to be successful and create vision, engagement and governance while also valuing inclusion. Recognize opportunities for negotiating change and apply the skills and mindsets for digital innovation. Showcase your effectiveness and efficiency as you contribute to digital transformation in an applied project.

    Dr. Blaize Horner Reich

    RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, SFU Beedie, & Board Director

    Before obtaining her PhD, Dr. Reich worked for 15 years in Canada and Asia as an IT professional and consultant. Her specialties were information management, IT governance and strategic planning. Dr. Reich is the RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation within the Beedie School of Business. She is an internationally recognized expert in IT governance, technology-based organizational transformation, and project management. Her research has been published in the leading journals and she speaks regularly at academic and practitioner conferences. Dr. Reich is a founding director of the CIO Association and a board director of ITAC Talent’s Business Technology Management program. She is also a board director of BCAA and Central 1. Dr. Reich was named an Academic Fellow of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes in 2016 and a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants in 2017.

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    Dr. Jeffrey Yip

    Assistant Professor, Management and Organization Studies, SFU Beedie

    Jeffrey Yip is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Beedie School of Business. His research is in the areas of leadership, mentoring, and career development. His professional experience includes work in leadership development at the Center for Creative Leadership , as co-founder of the Halogen Foundation in Singapore, and as a consultant to public and private organizations. Prior to SFU, Jeffrey taught graduate courses in organizational psychology, interpersonal dynamics, and talent management at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and Boston University. At CGU, he directed the Talent Science Lab and served as an advisor to the Accenture Talent Innovation Lab. He currently directs ListeningWorks - a research initiative on listening and serves as representative-at-large for the Academy of Management Careers Division. His work has been supported by research fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship, the Lim Kim San Fellowship from Singapore Management University, a research fellowship from the Learning Innovations Laboratory (LILA) at Harvard University, and the Arnon Reichers Best Paper award from the Academy of Management.

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    Dr. Andrew Gemino

    Professor, Management Information Systems & Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, SFU Beedie

    Dr. Andrew Gemino is an award-winning teacher whose distinctions include two TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Awards from the Beedie School of Business and the Teaching Excellence Award from SFU. His primary research interests include information technology project management and business analysis techniques. Andrew has also co-authored an award-winning textbook and is past President of the AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design.

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    Sarah Lubik

    Director of Entrepreneurship, SFU Co-Champion, Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU Lecturer, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, SFU Beedie

    Sarah Lubik is a lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Beedie, Co-Champion of the Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU Program and was appointed SFU's first Director of Entrepreneurship, aligning, supporting and accelerating entrepreneurship education and early stage incubation at SFU. She is also a mentor at SFU's Venture Connection incubator.

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    Andrew Harries

    Tom Foord Associate Professor of Practice in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, SFU Beedie

    Andrew Harries is the Tom Foord Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at SFU’s Beedie School of Business and is a business advisor and corporate director. At SFU Beedie he blends the latest in entrepreneurial theory and practice in his courses on entrepreneurship and innovation, product management and resourcing new ventures. In his advisory practice Andrew works closely with pre-revenue and growth stage companies on business strategy, financing, leadership and governance and how to create viable, high growth business models. Andrew also chairs the board of directors at Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR) and was a co-founder of Sierra Wireless Inc. (SQ.TO, SWIR).

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    Dr. Ian McCarthy

    W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation and Operations Management, SFU Beedie

    Ian McCarthy is the W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation and Operations Management. He came to SFU from the University of Warwick, England where he was a Reader and Head of the Organizational Systems Strategy Unit. He worked for several years as a manufacturing engineer before earning his PhD in operations strategy from the University of Sheffield.

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    Dr. Gervase Bushe

    Professor of Leadership and Organization Development, SFU Beedie

    In 2016 Dr. Gervase Bushe, Professor of Leadership and Organization Development, was added to HR Magazine's list of the 30 most influential HR thinkers in the world and in September 2019 was ranked 12th. He studies organizational change, organizational learning, leadership and leadership development, teams and team building, change agents and change agentry. With an extensive background in helping leaders create great organizations, Gervase consults to major corporations in a variety of sectors such as Business Objects, Telus, General Motors, Fraser Health Authority, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Boehringer Ingelheim, and BC Hydro.

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    Dr. Joseph Peppard

    Formerly Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management​, Director, Vitro Software International & Director, I.T. Alliance Group​

    Joe researches, teaches and consults in the domains of IT leadership, digital strategy and innovation, digital transformation and the creation of value from IT investments. Findings from his studies have been published in leading journals including California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, MIS Quarterly Executive, and the MIT Sloan Management Review. He had held academic roles in Germany (ESMT Berlin), UK (Cranfield School of Management, Loughborough University, Trinity College Dublin), the Netherlands (Groningen University) Italy (Politecnico di Milano) and Australia (University of Sydney).

     

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