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Dates: More dates coming soon
Venue: Essex Business School, University of Essex, Colchester Campus
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Struggling to keep pace with technological change?
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, AI and 3D printing are dramatically changing industry boundaries. Services are being digitalised, democratised and demonetised. The rapid reduction in costs of new technologies (3D printing, sensors, drones) has reduced barriers to entry for new firms with compelling business models to compete head-on with incumbent firms. Value chains can be rented on demand.
While companies like Shell can make big bets on multiple scenarios and back it with significant investment, SMEs need to approach it differently. They need to develop an "innovation-on" strategy that some of these new technologies, platforms, and markets while simultaneously protecting their core business.
Join this programme to draw on the insights and research findings of leading experts and the real-world experience of sought-after thought leaders, who have been helping organisations cope with this change.
This programme is particularly relevant to those in technology, digital, innovation and research and development roles, such as:
- Directors/Heads of Innovation and Innovation Managers
- Directors/Heads of Technology
- Directors/Heads of Digital
- Senior Executives
Benefits to you:
- Discover six important traits and practices of incumbent companies who have successfully managed to innovate and protect their core business.
- Learn the leadership traits and incentives required to focus on both the current market and future market.
- Develop techniques of low-cost experimentation to explore new markets.
- Understand the nature of disruption, why it blindsides companies who focus only on continuous innovation, and how you can develop a defence mechanism against it
Benefits to your organisation
- Understand the era of an ambidextrous organisation, which can protect their core business while innovating for the future. It is not based on R&D.
- Understand the need for developing an innovation engine that goes beyond continuous improvement.
- Build an incentive mechanism to drive the change to successful innovation.
- Learn the power of collaboration and communities to build extended value chains.
- Learn practical lessons from some of the fastest growing companies and understand what benefits it could bring to your future organisation’s structure.
How You Learn
- Bring concepts to life with case studies.
- Explore examples from different sectors to see how successful new work business works in practice.
- Challenge your perspectives and discover opportunities in your own organisation.
- Draw inspiration from real-world pioneers
Engage in sessions that will push you to think differently and put ideas into practice. Experiment in a safe space, get outside your comfort zone with the support of tutors and produce materials to influence your stakeholders.
Programme directors and partners
Professor Tazeeb Rajwani
Tazeeb Rajwani is a Professor of International Business and Strategy.
He has held senior management positions at KPMG and was previously Executive MBA Director at Cranfield School of Management. Professor Rajwani has held visiting faculty positions across the globe, including the likes of University of Warwick, London Business School and HULT International Business School.
Viren Lall is Managing Director of ChangeSchool, an international executive education company specialising in strategy, innovation and change.
A business innovation and transformation specialist, he has twenty four years of experience in multinationals such as BT, Adobe Systems, Dell Corporation and UNIDO. His business transformation hothouses were voted the best in BT’s corporate memory. In executive education, he has worked with leadership teams in UBS Vodafone and Lloyd’s of London to name a few, and regularly teaches at the Indian School of Business.
Neil Marshall is Development Director of ChangeSchool.
An executive education specialist and entrepreneur, he has previously held positions in management consulting, international trade and education, working in the UK, East Africa, South America, the Gulf and India. Neil is a trustee on the UK and global board of an international charity.
- Date: More dates coming soon
- Venue: Essex Business School, University of Essex, Colchester Campus
- Standard programme fee: £995
- Alumni programme fee: £795
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