skip to navigation skip to content

Digital Innovation & Transformation – Live Online

Professor Michael Barrett talks to some Executive Education delegates.


This century, ‘born digital’ companies such as Facebook, Google and Alibaba have led the way as key innovators.

The challenge today is for all organisations to transform their strategy and organisation through digital technologies to remain innovative and competitive.

This requires a rethinking and a widening of the lens of innovation, which is made more possible with the help of digital technologies.

For a senior manager, this requires creative confidence. It also requires a change in the way the organisation itself operates, transforming itself from the inside-out to embrace and leverage the business ecosystem.

To do so implies a change in how teams traditionally work to emphasise creativity and cross-functional arrangements to build innovation.

At the heart of these changes is the need to develop a culture which will support digital working, one which requires agility as well as the tolerance of failure within organisations, and an understanding of new customer behaviours.

Newly available in this Live Online format, this highly popular programme takes advantage of this format to explore ways of working in more depth. With all the interactivity of the Cambridge-based programme, this equips managers to move towards being a successful digital organisation; ready to compete for the future.

Our Live Online programmes offer the same quality and academic rigour associated with all Cambridge education:

  • Delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School’s world-class faculty – Cambridge Judge is a strong research-oriented business school with 19 research centres. All programmes are designed and led by an Academic Programme Director who is a member of Cambridge Judge faculty.
  • Drawing upon the strengths and resources of the wider University of Cambridge and the Cambridge ecosystem, including accessing global alumni and specialists as guest speakers
  • Small class sizes (maximum 30) and high levels of interaction with world-class faculty.
  • Emphasis on quality outcomes – we seek to monitor our delivery against the individual needs of participants. It is no accident that a little over half of our open programme participants come back to Cambridge Judge at least once, often multiple times.


  • Introduction to digital innovation and transformation
  • Your strategy for digital transformation
  • Organising and leading your digital transformation
  • Building a culture for your digital transformation
  • Designing novel digital services for your customers
  • Ecosystem leadership
  • Agile working for digital transformation.


You will learn from outstanding faculty of Cambridge Judge Business School who research and specialise in digital innovation, technology, leadership and organisational development.

They will draw from their latest research and those of their peers around the world, sharing their extensive experience in teaching managers and executives across different parts of the CXO suite including CEOs, CIOs, or CTOs. You will gain a truly international experience from your global peer group at the course.

On completion of this practical and fast-paced programme you will:

  • have the tools and techniques for designing innovative digital solutions
  • be able to apply digital innovation frameworks to enhance strategy and competitiveness
  • develop cross-functional teams for successful innovation
  • understand how to manage the transition in becoming a more effective digital organisation
  • develop a leadership strategy to successfully scale innovation across your ecosystem.
Icon: Executive Education Certificates of Achievement.

This programme counts towards the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement. On completing the GMCA you will be eligible to become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School’s global network of graduates and business-focused University of Cambridge alumni, faculty and staff.

Who should attend

  • Managers wishing to develop digital innovation through cross-functional teams
  • Executives in charge of digital innovation (CIOs, CTOs)
  • Mid to senior business managers involved in transforming their organisation through innovation
  • Executives wishing to widen their lens of innovation beyond the organisation.

Academic Programme Director

Michael Barrett

Professor of Information Systems & Innovation Studies

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Faculty & speakers

Philip Stiles

University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance

PhD (University of London)

Karl Prince

Director of Knowledge Innovation at Cambridge Digital Innovation, Hughes Hall & Cambridge Judge Business School

Karl is currently the Director of Knowledge Innovation at Cambridge Digital Innovation, Hughes Hall. At CDI he aims to advance research on digital innovation as well promote the translational impact of such research through knowledge hubs and education outreach programmes. His research interests include digital innovation particularly in regard to health care and fintech contexts, broader themes of innovation such as ecosystem development and leadership, and information systems. Karl has previous experience in industry and academic contexts, holding consulting and management positions in the Cambridge cluster and research positions at the University of Cambridge, Warwick Business School and Leeds Business School.

Dates & fees



Fees *

3-6 November 2020 (fully booked)

4 half-day sessions (mornings, UK time)

£1,875 + VAT

16-19 February 2021

4 half-day sessions (mornings, UK time)

£1,875 + VAT

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 277KB) (updated 4 September 2019)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 295KB) (updated 4 September 2019)

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

Please ensure that you have read our Frequently Asked Questions, which provide important additional information about our Cambridge Live Online programmes.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this programme and how it could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the programme advisor:

Claire Wright

Business Development Director
Open Programmes
Tel: +44 (0)1223 330741

[email protected]

Connect with Claire on LinkedIn

Access Claire’s profile

Claire Wright.

Version 1 (16 July 2020)


Cambridge Live Online


4 half-day sessions
(mornings, UK time)


3-6 November 2020 (fully booked)
16-19 February 2021

Book a place

Download a brochure