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This online program is designed for mid to senior-level managers who need a strategy to lead their business unit or firm through a sea of massive disruption. Leaders who strive to be more proactive in implementing new ideas, staying ahead of the competition, and aligning their people, data, and technology are prime candidates. Participants may be leaders of a functional department, head of a business unit or region, or have general management responsibilities. Since all industries are vulnerable to some manner of disruption, all industries can benefit from this hands-on experience. The program culminates with a capstone project where participants create an action plan for a challenge at a level that is appropriate for their role or responsibility.
Data and technology are at the core of digital transformation, but these factors alone are not sufficient to make the leap towards staying relevant. It's also about people and their capabilities.
The Digital Transformation online program by UC Berkeley Executive Education takes leaders through a two-month journey that equips them to:
There’s no question that data and technology are key levers for digital transformation, but it’s also about people and organizational alignment. While much of this online program focuses on opportunities for advancing your strategic digital plan, there is also an emphasis on people and the organization.
Introduction and Overview
Opportunities for Digital Transformation
The Role of Data
The Process of Digital Transformation
Digital Business Models
People and the Organization
Technology and Policy
Conclusion and Action Plan
In addition to the practical knowledge that you’ll gain from the video lectures, you’ll learn from live webinars with UC Berkeley Executive Education’s top faculty on digital transformation. You’ll engage in peer discussions moderated by course facilitators, and solidify concepts through case studies, assignments, and quizzes. At the end of the online program, you will complete a capstone project, addressing a real-world challenge you face in your organization.
Across all industries, digital technologies have changed how information is transmitted and processed. Every organization is effectively an information company, and every industry is vulnerable to some degree of disruption. Learn from these examples:
Optimize hospital patient flow in an emergency department.
Conduct network analysis to find the high-value customers and leverage those relationships.
Use A/B testing to determine the effectiveness of advertising—how much exposure is enough to convert?
Optimize an in-store shopping order using “shopper engineering” from Instacart and predict what item the shopper will add to cart next.
Using indoor location tracking of airline passengers, learn how predictive and prescriptive analytics help understand where passengers go and what services to offer them.
UC Berkeley Executive Education's faculty have strong relationships with industry. Content from the program is either inspired by or directly derived from research and applications from companies that include:
One of the most notorious data breaches of all time occurred when Cambridge Analytica sold Facebook user data and violated the terms and conditions of the API. Learn the ways that legal and ethical considerations factor into digital business transactions.
The customer experience was suffering at Panera Bread due to long order and wait times. Being a data-driven company, they studied the problem using customer data and launched an ‘order-ahead’ mobile app, greatly decreasing order and wait times. They also updated the staffing algorithm, achieving operational gains.
How does a payment platform become ubiquitous? It requires both buyers and sellers to get on board, presenting the old chicken and the egg conundrum: which comes first? Learn how a onesided market evolves into a two-sided market where both buyers and sellers derive value.
Imagine you are tasked with creating the best driving routes to provide the ‘last mile’ of residential delivery service to customers. How can data help you find the optimal routes for your drivers? We’ll pull from descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics techniques to solve this challenge
Note: All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. The study of these products and/or companies does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.
Others* - includes Energy, Education, Healthcare, Retail, Telecommunications, Industrial Goods, Marketing, FMCG, Aviation, Automotive, Legal Services, Chemical, Construction and more.
Hear from some of our past participants who come from a wide array of companies and industries.
"I have to say the overall balance between short videos, case studies, assignments, discussions and webinars was good. Great overview on Digital Transformation and good use of examples."
"All topics were good and there was plenty of learning. Discussions on organizational alignment, importance of data quality and alignment of all the 3 organization, data and technology was enlightening. It was interesting to learn how an organization can move forward through digital transformation."
"The program is filled with lots of examples from different industries and covers every layer involved in Digital Transformation: Data, People and Technology."
Learn from our distinguished faculty at the forefront of information and communication technology, online marketing strategy and management philosophy.
Associate Adjunct Professor, Research Scientist
Thomas Lee is an Associate Adjunct Professor and Research Scientist in the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group at the Haas...Read More
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Zsolt Katona holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Eotvos University in his native Hungary and a Ph.D. in marketing from INSEAD France. He is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and the Cheryl...Read More
Associate Professor & Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values
Sameer B. Srivastava is an Associate Professor and Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values at UC Berkeley's Haas...Read More
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