Digital Transformation: 5 Game-Changing Technologies for Business

Lead with AI, IoT, Blockchain, Cloud and Big Data

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9 weeks, online
4–6 hours per week

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Drive Digital Transformation

Over the course of the programme you will:

  • Learn about Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Cloud & Mobile Computing and Big Data Analytics
  • Evaluate how to use these technologies to solve specific business challenges
  • Apply principles of digital transformation to real-world business problems and develop a framework for change within your organisation
  • Consider challenges of digital privacy and security
  • Assess approaches to infrastructure, data governance and change management to support digital transformation

Participant testimonials

"I enjoyed the programme content and loved the non-graded assignments that test your knowledge as they often require you to do extra research to better understand the topic. Getting an insight as to how my fellow students respond to certain questions has also been useful. The interviews with different industry experts have been very insightful and Clark has provided a wealth of information during the office hours. Great additional resources each week!"

— Sandra Weis, Consultant/Founder, Hot Spots Group, LLC

"Being from a background that isn't technology, each module brought new learnings to me. I enjoyed it all almost at the same level. I set up a management consulting business after 38 years of corporate life, and I felt really privileged to be part of this programme right at the onset of my own entrepreneurial life."

— Jethro Nyakunu, CEO, Change Leadership Consulting Ltd

"The programme was well structured, with the right balance of teachings, whiteboards, assessments, case studies, industry insights, interviews with 'Gurus', live classrooms and office hours. It was my first immersive online programme experience, and I'd say it was the best thing I pursued this year. "

— Sayli Yadav, Intelligent Automation (IA) CoE Manager, Digital Technologies, Toll Group

"The curriculum was the best part that walked you through all the variants within the digital transformation space. The information was practical and actionable, with summarised transcripts so I could review the content and not forget what I learned and the activities at the end of the modules."

— Gabriela Murillo, Regional Director Supply Chain, Giesecke+Devrient

"The programme content was clear and well presented by Professor Tucci. I enjoyed hearing from industry experts, especially about their career journeys. Very useful supporting materials and resources and happy to have access to these for a year. I anticipate that I will review the topics discussed many times, so having access for a year is a big plus."

— Aisling McGivern, Digital & Technology Manager, Heineken

29 billion

Number of IoT devices connected to the Internet globally by 2022

Source: Ericsson


Workloads deployed in cloud infrastructure and platform services are expected to double by 2023, increasing from 20 to 40 percent

Source: Gartner

Programme Curriculum

The programme provides a thorough exploration of the technologies driving digital transformation and gives you the tools to develop your own strategies for implementation. Through a capstone project you will put theory into practice.

Case Studies

Real-world industry examples offer contextually rich scenarios to demonstrate how organizations are using these technologies to drive transformation.

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The Imperial Learning Experience

Global Network

Capstone Project

Case Studies

Office Hours with Faculty

Live Webinars with Faculty

Self-paced Video Lectures

Our Students


  • Europe – 54%
  • Asia – 32%
  • North America – 7%
  • Africa – 4%
  • South America – 3%


  • IT Products & Services – 16%
  • Financial Services – 13%
  • Consulting – 10%
  • Healthcare – 9%
  • Energy– 5%

Who Will Benefit from This Programme?

For professionals across all industries, the programme provides a 360-degree view of digital transformation and how to leverage it to increase productivity and enhance the customer experience. The programme is ideal for:

  • C-Suite Professionals who want to build and deploy technologies that can create value for their business and facilitate digital transformation.
  • Technology managers and executives who seek greater insight into the technologies that are driving digital transformation and how to implement them.
  • Functional managers across industries who are looking to gain expertise in specific areas of transformation and implement a strategy within their function or organisation.
  • Consultants who want to develop greater confidence with the latest technologies and create an IT strategy and technology roadmap to help clients achieve better results.

Programme Faculty

Faculty Member Christopher L. Tucci

Christopher L. Tucci

Professor of Digital Strategy and Innovation, Imperial College Business School

Professor Tucci was Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale dae Lausanne (EPFL), where he held the Chair in Corporate Strategy and Innovation. In 2018, he was Visiting Thought Leader at CEIBS in Shangai, China... More info

Certificate of Completion

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Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified Digital Certificate of Participation by Imperial College Business School Executive Education.

Please note that this programme contributes to earning Associate Alumni status. Visit the Associate Alumni page to find out more.


  • How do I know if this programme is right for me?

    After reviewing the information on the programme landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the programme brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions about whether this programme is a good fit for you, please email, and a dedicated programme advisor will follow up with you very shortly.

    Are there any prerequisites for this programme?

    Some programmes do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the programme landing page, as well as in the programme brochure. If you are uncertain about programme prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at the ID mentioned above.

    Note that, unless otherwise stated on the programme web page, all programmes are taught in English, and proficiency in English is required.

    What is the typical class profile?

    More than 50 per cent of our participants are from outside the United States. Class profiles vary from one cohort to the next, but generally, our online certificates draw a highly diverse audience in terms of professional experience, industry and geography—leading to a very rich peer learning and networking experience.

    What other dates will this programme be offered in the future?

    Check back at this programme web page or email us to inquire if future programme dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet.

  • How much time is required each week?

    Each programme includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the programme landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the programme brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.

    How will my time be spent?

    We have designed this programme to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities, including:

    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific programme schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Completing knowledge checks/quizzes and required activities
    • Engaging in moderated discussion groups with your peers
    • Completing your final project, if required

    The programme is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please email us if you need further clarification on programme activities.

    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 300,000 learners across 200 countries have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 per cent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programmes said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the programme delivers the desired learning outcomes the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the programme in a cohort-based manner the cost of which is already included in the overall course fee of the course.

    A dedicated programme support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

    How do I interact with other programme participants?

    Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the programme. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each programme includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enrol. This is referenced at the top of the programme landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the programme brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programmes are designed to fit into your working life.

    This programme is scored as a pass or no-pass. Participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programmes include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the programme brochure. Please email us if you need further clarification on any specific programme requirements.

    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter or resume and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile.

    The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the programme, once grading is complete.

    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social networking platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

    Do I receive alumni status after completing this programme?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this programme. In some cases, there are credits that count towards a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the programme brochure.

    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and programme materials for 12 months following the programme start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment or technical requirements are there for this programme?

    Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files and transcripts.

    Do I need to be online to access the programme content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access programme content from a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you can view them later.

  • Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

    Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the programme without missing any of the core programme material or learnings.

    What is the programme fee and what forms of payment do you accept?

    The programme fee is noted at the top of this programme web page and usually referenced in the programme brochure as well.

    • Flexible payment options are available (see details below as well as at the top of this programme web page next to FEE).
    • Tuition assistance is available for participants who qualify. Please email

    What if I don’t have a credit card? Is there another method of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in the program currency via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your programme advisor or email us for details.

    I was not able to use the discount code provided. Can you help?

    Yes! Please email us with the details of the programme you are interested in, and we will assist you.

    How can I obtain an invoice for payment?

    Please email us your invoicing requirements and the specific programme you’re interested in enrolling in.

    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this programme?

    Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the programme fee in instalments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.

    How can I obtain a W9 form?

    Please connect with us via email for assistance.

  • What is the policy on refunds and withdrawals?

    You may request a full refund within seven days of your payment or 14 days after the published start date of the programme, whichever comes later. If your enrolment had previously been deferred, you will not be entitled to a refund. Partial (or pro-rated) refunds are not offered. All withdrawal and refund requests should be sent to

    What is the policy on deferrals?

    After the published start date of the programme, you have until the midpoint of the programme to request to defer to a future cohort of the same programme. A deferral request must be submitted along with a specified reason and explanation. Cohort changes may be made only once per enrolment and are subject to availability of other cohorts scheduled at our discretion. This will not be applicable for deferrals within the refund period, and the limit of one deferral per enrolment remains. All deferral requests should be sent to

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