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September 26-28, 2022  •  Enashipai Resort & Spa, Naivasha, Kenya

October 2022 (dates & venue TBC)

The Executive Digital Transformation Leadership Program

My enterprise division specifically exists to have impact on people through partnerships. With technology you have hardware, software and, the most critical part, humanware.

Kris Senanu at the Africa Healthcare Supply Chain Dialogue 2022, East Africa EditionChief Enterprise Business Officer, Safaricom

Digital-transformation leadership is now an on-demand skill that is becoming indispensable for healthcare executives.

Digital transformation has become a key leadership priority globally. Customers, employees, shareholders and strategic partners increasingly expect organizations to offer digitally powered solutions. Across the globe, business leaders are exploring ways to remain afloat, be resilient and recover from impacts of the pandemic. Organizations have sped up efforts to embed data and analytics in their operations, recognizing the potential it carries to transform their business outcomes.

Digital-transformation leadership, namely the ability to successfully identify, structure, implement and navigate the process of becoming a technology-enabled and data-driven company, is currently an on-demand skill that is gradually becoming indispensable for most executives.

How can you use AI-powered data science to transform your organization's resilience effectiveness flexibility ?

About the Program

To realize return on digitization, organizations need to envision the role data will play in driving their success. How digital transformation journeys are designed, communicated and implemented requires leaders to possess a global vision and be able to inspire those around them.

The program is focused on building the technical capacity of people leading, managing or influencing digital transformation, implementation of ICT services, performance tracking and integration of business intelligence into the core operations of organizations. This Executive Digital Transformation Leadership Program will take place over an 8-week period commencing with a three-day knowledge forum.

Objectives

  • To expose participants to ideas, emerging trends, strategies, tools and technologies they can leverage when leading transformation.
  • To empower participants to better define their problem statements to transform healthcare supply chains.
  • To provide access to Xetova Sandbox for experimentation, peer learning, collaboration and exchange of ideas or information.

The Target Audience

  • Professionals with strong leadership skills who want to have a powerful impact on the success of their organization’s innovation processes.
  • CTOs, CIOs, and technical professionals who want to obtain a broader strategic vision about how these key technologies can transform their business operations.
  • CEOs, general directors, and other functional managers in technical areas whose companies are going through digital transformations and who want to create new business models and optimize their current operations.

With the incredible support of

[Image: Bramuel Mwalo, Dr, Sylvia Vito, Jonathan Annan and Dr. Joan Osoro-Mbui at the Supply Chain Transformation Leadership Program Graduation]

If there is anything Africa can do more than anything else to help itself grow, it is to open up its borders.

Prof. Lilac Nachum at the Africa Healthcare Supply Chain Dialogue 2022, East Africa EditionProfessor, Strathmore Business School

We are looking at key issues like, what is the capacity of our local manufacturers in producing [healthcare] commodities to meet demand?

Jonathan Annan at the Africa Healthcare Supply Chain Dialogue 2022, East Africa EditionAssociate Professor in Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain, Strathmore Business School

Technology does not change or transform anything. It is a vehicle that has to be used to a destination of some purpose.

Bramuel Mwalo at the Africa Healthcare Supply Chain Dialogue 2022, East Africa EditionCEO & Managing Director, Xetova

[Image: Adam Molai, Jonathan Annan and Prof. Lilac Nachum at the Africa Healthcare Supply Chain Dialogue 2022, East Africa Edition]

The Delivery Format

1. A Three-Day Knowledge Forum

Through interactive sessions by subject experts and practitioners, participants will be immersed in four key thematic areas crucial to successful insights-driven transformation: digital transformation, change management, sustainable change, and emerging trends. The curriculum will combine theory, peer learning, practical case studies, and presentations from industry leaders to provide participants with a holistic learning experience.

2. An Eight-Week Knowledge-to-Action Guided Journey

A key objective of the program is to equip executives and decision makers with tools and knowledge to integrate data into decision making and problem solving. During the 8-week journey, the participants will solve several systemic problems for their organization and ecosystem through the Xetova Sandbox.

The Sandbox allows participants to experiment and develop effective and data-driven solutions to fit specific needs of their organization in a secure environment. Participants will then co-develop a technology transfer roadmap to scale whatever solution they would have customized during the program.

3. Executive Graduation

Participants will graduate with an Executive Certificate on Leading Digital Transformation from Strathmore Business School.

Part 1 — Core Content

Lecture 1: Designing and implementing digital transformation

Context

In a constantly changing world and operating environment managers and business leaders need to use new technology and methods to continually innovate, rethink and redesign processes, and to deliver better customer experiences. Digital transformation provides an opportunity for leaders of the future to fundamentally change the way work is done so that organizations can grow and remain competitive over time.

Objective

This session aims to help participants have an appreciation of the key drivers of a successful digital transformation roadmap, specifically key areas and steps to consider when designing such a roadmap.

Lecture 2: Managing the evolution and future of digital transformation

Context

The view that technology management is to be understood in the context of the objectives of its institutional usage is key in deciding what to adopt, test or scale. Business needs are constantly evolving, which means managers should quickly learn and look ahead to anticipate and accommodate these changes to effectively derive value from technology.

Objective

The session will help participants to appreciate trends that are driving evolution of digital transformation and best practices applied to help organizations navigate this evolution to still realize returns on investments made on existing ICT resources.

Lecture 3: Building a data driven organization

Context

One of the most crucial elements of digital transformation is data. Building a data culture of as well as the governance processes that enable delivery and value enhancement at scale is crucial to realizing value at scale. New technologies, ecosystems, and partnerships, in areas such as AI and IOT can accelerate transformation and create new opportunities.

Objective

This session will help participants understand how to successfully build and manage data driven organizations.

Lecture 4: Sustainable digital transformation

Context

Digital transformation succeeds when it is incremental, cost- effective, and solves a problem for an organization. That means clearly defining outcomes of the transformation journey which could be to develop new products, improve customer retentions, and other use cases that, one by one, let you build capabilities, business value, and buy-in for the transformation.

Objective

his session will help participants appreciate digital transformation as an enabler for organizations to become more sustainable and deliver value holistically.

Lecture 5: Change Management

Context

People run processes and execute strategies. Transformation means change and people perceive change differently. Managing change remains one of the most critical and challenging roles of leaders and senior executives in an organization.

Objective

This session will help participants understand how to successfully lead and manage change.

Part 2 — Plenary Content

Plenary 1: Leading digital transformation

Context

Understanding the role of robust leadership strategies in driving successful digital transformation is key in shaping business outcomes.

Objective

Participants will learn from listening to stories of leading industry experts and thought leaders on their outstanding transformation journeys.

Plenary 2: Managing digital transformation

Context

The quality of management of various aspects of an organization or ecosystem determines the success of a transformation journey. This in the end affects the quality of outcomes and the impact created by the transformation journey.

Objective

Participants will appreciate form real life experience the day-to-day management process and what they need to be mindful of to succeed in implementing the transformation roadmap.

8:30am – 10:00am
Plenary 1: Leading transformation
10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break
10:30am – 1:00pm
Lecture 1: Designing and implementing digital transformation
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Lecture 2: Managing the evolution and future of digital transformation
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Networking Break
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Reflections
8:30am – 10:00am
Plenary 2: Managing transformation
10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break
10:30am – 1:00pm
Lecture 3: Building a data driven organization
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Lecture 4: Sustainable digital transformation
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Networking Break
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Reflections
8:30am – 10:00am
Lecture 5: Part 1 - Change Management
10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break
10:30am – 1:00pm
Lecture 6: Part 2 - Change Management
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Knowledge to action: The next 8 weeks
4:30pm
Program Adjourns

The Schedule

All times are shown in East African Time (GMT+3).

Submit Your Nominations

We will shortly ask you to provide your two nominees, so please have their names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers ready.