Digital Transformation Toolbox
Powerful and emerging technologies today including the cloud and AI, mean any business going through a digital transformation journey will discover rewarding opportunities, but will also have to face potential threats. Today’s global leading organisation’s all recognise digital technologies as a valuable component essential to thrive in our highly volatile world.
The Digital Transformation Toolbox has been developed to equip you with a practical knowledge and skills that will enable you to embrace these opportunities while competing in a digitally-centric world.
Key Takeaways and Benefits
The Digital Transformation Toolbox encourages a mind-set change – assisting you to understand, explore and reflect on a range of potential technologies that could create value for your business. Skills and tools are covered to equip you with the know-how and confidence to take the next step and implement new technology. Examples of technologies covered on the course include artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT) augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) Blockchain and 3D printing. An interactive experience is provided to highlight how various technologies are implemented in practice.
Throughout the programme, you will gain a deeper understanding of the value of digital transformation from leading industry guest speakers, sharing their personal experiences, insights, tips and future predictions gained from their personal digital transformation journeys. It will support you in becoming more proactive in the digital domain, help you turn digital threats into opportunities, and allow you to leverage digital to create competitive advantage and enhanced performance.
Walk away equipped to:
- Identify the elements of Industry 4.0 and examine why it is applicable to your business for innovation and growth.
- Understand the aspects of digital transformation – what it is, why it is needed and how to enhance your business with a digital transformation strategy.
- Explore a range of digital tools that can assist with a data analytical approach to business decision making.
- Analyse the key features of a range of emerging technologies and investigate the benefits and challenges associated with their implementation.
The programme is ideal for business leaders wishing to gain a deep dive into digital transformation and walk away with a practical toolbox to lead digital disruption with confidence.
Developed with the busy executive in mind, this programme is suitable for professionals from any industry - mid-to senior-level managers, leaders of a functional department, head of a business unit or product development, executive with general management responsibilities and those who wish to understand, innovate and embrace the opportunities presented from digital disruption.
Digital Landscape with a focus on Data Analytics
Session 1 - Digital Transformation
Session 2 - Data Analytics
Exploring Digital Technologies
Session 1 - Understanding the value of digital technologies
Session 2 - Understanding the value of digital technologies
Digital Technologies in practice
Session 1 - ‘Cyber securities and your organisation’ Experiences with Cyber Security
Delivered in-person by our expert faculty on campus.
What are past participants saying about this programme?
“I found the Digital Transformation Toolbox programme exceptionally insightful, not only did it introduce me to a number of new technologies that I could seriously see myself implementing in a professional digital transformation, but it also opened my eyes to further applications of digital tools that I already implement within work. Brenda delivered the content of this course to us in an accessible and informative manner, with the use of case studies, Harvard simulations and other examples ensuring that no matter what your level of experience is in regard to these digital tools, that you will undoubtedly remain engaged and challenged throughout.” Tom Lyttle - Data Analyst, CATAGEN
“The programme delivered real insights into how new technologies are powering the 4th industrial revolution, with tailored content to illustrate how these technologies could be used and even combined to solve real business problems while transforming how you operate. There was a sense of urgency that the world is transforming, with an emphasis on the opportunities that exist for business to transform. One of the best parts of the programme was meeting other people and hearing where they are on their journey and how they might leverage these technologies and digital transformation to improve their business outcomes and the outcomes of their customers. I thought the programme was brilliantly delivered with the right balance of learning, contribution and participation. The simulation on Day 1 was really fun and interesting - also competitive, really engaging. The programme was brilliantly topped off with a fantastic visit to the Northern Ireland Technology Centre where a lot of the technology we'd learned about were demonstrated in terms of their real-world application. I'd recommend this programme to anyone in industry - an insightful and worthwhile programme that is as inspiring as it is practical and useful.” David Kelly - Service Operations Specialist, BT
“I found the course extremely beneficial and lots of practical tips and information. Brenda was a fantastic lecturer and I would highly recommend to anyone thinking about expanding their knowledge to apply to the programme.” Claire Anderson - Business Development Manager, Mackle Food Company
Brenda is an experienced Lecturer of Practice at Queen’s Business School. Brenda brings over 14 years’ experience working in practice with a ‘Big 4’ professional services firms. This experience spanned small and medium enterprises, based in the UK and Ireland, to large multinational organisations across a number of different industries including aerospace, agriculture, leisurewear, luxury apparel, utilities and the public sector. Brenda is passionate about improving how businesses are run and views a dynamic combination of effective leadership and the implementation of digital technologies as critical to organisational success. Brenda brings leadership theories to life through the application of real world experience and insight.
Liam is a Cyber Security Consultant at EY and joins us to share his experiences on module 3. He has 20+ years’ experience working with agencies and companies throughout the UK, Ireland & USA. As a cyber security professional he works with clients on their infrastructure and network security, as well as data privacy & protection. He lives in Rostrevor at the foot of the Mourne Mountains.
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