Take the lead in digital transformation

In a world that is increasingly data-driven, innovation has accelerated and competition has toughened. Therefore, the needs for senior managers and executives to innovate, update and be one step ahead of the rest are enormous. And when it comes to novel technologies such as Internet of Things, data analytics, and blockchain, leading digital transformation requires not only an understanding of technologies driving the change, but also the ability to lead the organizational transformation. A robust business model that leverages the technology is thus the key to digital transformation and sustained value creation.

Through a six-month period and three weeks of in-class modules, the executive certificate programme Leading Digital Transformation (LDT) has been tailored to the needs of the business leaders and decision makers in the digital age. It aims to provide them with a framework to analyze and develop an innovative blueprint for their companies to embrace the wave of digital transformation. Case studies, industry visits and interviews with business leaders who implementing digital transformation are keys elements of the curriculum. Hands-on workshops are also a staple of the programme, such as a business modeling workshop at the headquarters of BMW with a team of their experts.

This programme has been carefully conceived and developed by three excellent and notorious institutions:  Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), top three most innovative university in Germany, in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits (Fraunhofer IIS) and the Indian Institute of Management of Bangalore (IIMB) the best business school in central Asia. Together, these institutions have contributed with their best knowledge, experiences and networks to support organisations take the lead in digital transformation. Moreover, thanks to this trilateral cooperation, the programme offers a terrific platform for networking and for exploring mutual cultures and markets.

After a successful completion of the three modules, the participants will be awarded a joint certificate.

Key Takeaways


  • Get an insight into various disruptive technologies at the core of digital transformation
  • Build value through the co-creation of innovative business models
  • Create new lines of business by setting up a new culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Create an innovative business plan to lead digital transformation
  • Develop strategic thinking and the ability to lead self and others through complexity and change




The program will be delivered in English
Total in-class duration of the program: 3 weeks 
Total duration of the program: 6 months



Week 1

Week 2

Week 3


18 - 23 February 2019

29 April - 4 May 2019

1 - 3 July 2019


Bangalore, India

Nuremberg, Germany

Bangalore & Nuremberg


  • M1 Intrapreneurship and business models
  • M2 Strategic thinking and leadership
  • M3 Technologies aiding digital transformation
  • M4 Value creation through innovative business models 
  • M5 Individual Projects



The organizations interested in nominating their employees and individual participants interested in the program are requested to either click the link below to fill in the form, or contact the programme coordinator Ms. Aida Boukhris at her address aida.boukhris[at]fau.de


The deadline for registrations is set for December, 31st 2018.

The selection of the participants will be completed upon the submission of the registration forms and following invitations for personal interviews.

Cooperating Partners

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Aida Boukhris
Programme Coordinator
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Chair of Information Systems, Innovation & Value Creation
Room 5.429, Lange Gasse 20
90403 Nuremberg

Email: aida.boukhris [at] fau.de
Tel: +49 (0)911 5302 96399
Fax: +49 (0)911 5302 155