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Chief Digital Transformation Officer Programme

New Age Contextual and Contemporary Curriculum in Digital Transformation


8 yrs+ work ex.

50% in UG/PG.


INR 3,24,500 + GST

Exclusive of GST; payable in easy installments with the option of a loan available

Live Online Lectures

Every Sunday, 2:30 PM to 5:15 PM IST

Mode of Instruction: English

Duration: 12 Months

  • 3 days on-campus module
  • IIMI Executive Education Alumni Status
  • Get a Certificate of Completion by IIMI

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Programme Overview

In an era defined by rapid technological evolution, the need for skilled and strategic CDTOs has never been more critical. This programme addresses this imperative need by equipping participants with the specialized knowledge, capabilities, and strategic insights necessary to lead successful digital transformations within their organizations. The programme is a high-impact initiative tailored to meet the urgent demand for visionary leaders in the digital age.

  • Enhancing participants’ digital expertise
  • Developing their strategic leadership skills
  • Meeting the ongoing urgent demand

Programme Objective

  • Understanding Digital Transformation for businesses and applying threat and risk management strategies.
  • Developing a digital strategy aligned with goals, harnessing customer-centricity and digital UX.
  • Cultivating leadership for digital innovation, managing digital capabilities, and agile teams.
  • Exploring collaboration and partnerships to accelerate digital transformation, and equipping with digital KPIs for measuring success.

Why should you invest in this programme?

Utilizing a proven pedagogy developed by the esteemed faculty at IIM-I, refined through industry Programmes offered over the past two decades.
Successful completion of the Programme bestows participants with the esteemed IIM Indore Executive Education Alumni status.
Participants will experience 3 days of Intensive Learning at the IIM Indore Campus, situated atop a scenic hillock conducive to contemplative learning.
The Programme incorporates insightful use cases and a discussion-led, hands-on learning approach, culminating in a Capstone Project.
The Programme facilitates networking opportunities with industry peers.

IIM Indore Advantage

  • IIM Indore is among the top 5 IIMs in the country and among the top 100 MBA schools globally
  • Among 1% of MBA schools globally to be bestowed with the prestigious ‘triple crown’ by global MBA institute accreditation bodies

What Does This Programme Cover?

  • Mindset of a CTO & CDO
  • Who is a CTO & CDO
  • CTO vs CIO vs CDO
  • CDTO vis-à-vis CEO and CFO
  • Difference between Digital Upgrade and Digital Transformation
  • Need to Focus on Both Digital and Transformation
  • Crafting a Compelling Digital Vision and Aligning The Top Team

  • Digital World - Disruption and Opportunity
  • Digital Age - Key Effective Strategy & Support Functions
  • Digital Age - From Threat to Opportunity
  • Digital Innovation - Visioning & Leveraging Opportunities in Digital

  • Adoption issues in Organization
  • Value Chain Digitalization
  • Achieving Product-Market Fit With a Compelling Value Proposition
  • Value Capture & Value Creation
  • Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Industry Value Chain
  • Valuation Approaches that Reflect the Risks and Complexities of Strategic Digital Solutions

  • How to Execute Your Digital Strategy?
  • Strategic Agility & Data Culture
  • Implementation Frameworks & Strategies
  • Designing Information Capabilities for Competitive Advantage
  • Understanding Dynamics, Limitations, Challenges and Opportunities of Business Models
  • Key components of Digital

  • Developing the Enterprise Technology Strategy
  • Business Imperatives for Technology Strategy
  • Enterprise Tech Ecosystem
  • Developing the Technology Architecture
  • Two Speed Architecture for Optimisation

  • Technology-Enabled Business Models: Platform Model
  • Technology-Enabled Business Models: Merchant Models and Sharing Economy

  • Measuring, Monitoring, and Iterating to Strengthen Digitalisation
  • Aligning Incentives and Rewards to Reinforce Digital Behaviours
  • Developing Digital Mindsets
  • Circular Economy
  • Change Management

  • Leadership in Times of Disruption
  • Leadership Strategy & 5 Levels of Leadership
  • Challenges of Digitalisation and the Need for Innovative Leadership
  • Roles of Senior Leadership for Enabling Innovation
  • Social Networks and Enterprise 2.0
  • Creating Diverse Teams
  • Leadership Vs Management
  • Communicate for Action & Impact

  • Advanced Data Analytics and Big Data
  • Social Computing & Cloud Computing
  • Blockchain
  • IOT
  • Leveraging Big Data, IoT and Cloud Computing for Business Transformation and Competitive Advantage

  • AI: An Overview & Technologies
  • Detailed Use Cases of AI Technologies
  • AI and Managerial Trade-offs
  • Setting up the Stage for AI-led Business Transformation
  • Addressing Implementation Challenges
  • Business Models for AI-led Businesses I
  • Leadership in the Age of AI
  • Ethics, Privacy, and Regulations in AI

Meet the Programme Director

Prof. Saurabh Kumar

Programme Director

Prof. Saurabh Kumar

Prof. Saurabh Kumar is a Faculty in the Information Systems area at IIM Indore. He has completed his FPM degree from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. Before joining IIM Indore, he worked as a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur, India. He has also served as a Visiting Research Scholar at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada for 6 months for conducting his thesis research work. Before his FPM degree, he served in Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore. He holds an engineering degree in computer science from SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu. He has various publications in reputed journals like Behaviour & Information Technology, Expert Systems with Applications, etc. His research and teaching interests include business analytics, data mining, soft computing techniques and privacy and security issues in Big Data.

Learn at your own pace

You Invest

INR 3,24,500 + GST

Pay in

4 Easy Installments


12 Months

Admission Closes on

15th March 2024


March 2024

Convenient Timings

Every Sunday, 2:30 PM to 5:15 PM IST

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The programme emphasizes application and learning through case and discussion methods, promoting active engagement and practical understanding through assignments and projects. Simulations will enhance analytical skills, fostering problem analysis from multifunctional viewpoints. The programme concludes with a Capstone Project that synthesizes all the acquired knowledge, applying it to a real-life case scenario.

Participants who successfully complete the programme will receive the prestigious status of Executive Education Alumni. To attain this status, they must submit a separate application along with the necessary registration fee. The benefits offered to Executive Education Alumni include:

  • Mere successful completion of the programme, submission of the application, and payment of the fee don’t automatically grant eligibility for the executive education alumni status.
  • IIM Indore retains the right to confer the executive education alumni status.
  • Reception of brochures and newsletters from IIM Indore.
  • Access to the IIM Indore Campus Library (onsite access only).
  • Provision of an official email ID from the institute.
  • Issuance of an ID Card

Participants who have successfully completed the programme need to apply separately to register their names with the IIM Indore Executive Education Alumni. This registration requires a fee of INR 1000 + applicable taxes for a 2-year membership and INR 10,000 + applicable taxes for a Lifetime membership. Please note that the one-time fee for the Executive Alumni Status, which is an add-on to the programme fee, is subject to revision based on the discretion of the IIM Indore management.

Fees Towards Deadline Amount
Commitment fee At the time of acceptance of the offer Letter of admission Rs. 10,000
Programme Fee
(1st Installment)
Payable at the time of admission (excluding GST) Rs. 80,000
Programme Fee
(2nd Installment)
Payable within 3 months of admission (excluding GST) Rs. 80,000
Programme Fee
(3rd Installment)
Payable within 6 months of admission (excluding GST) Rs. 80,000
Programme Fee
(4rd Installment)
Payable within 9 months of admission (excluding GST) Rs. 74,500
Total Fee
(Exclusive of Application Fee & GST)
Rs. 3,24,500

This program is designed to cater to a diverse audience of professionals across various sectors. It is particularly beneficial for individuals working in IT and IT-enabled services, project managers, digital officers, IT managers, software professionals, as well as high-ranking executives such as CTOs, CIOs, and CDOs. Whether you are an experienced leader looking to enhance your digital leadership skills or a software professional seeking to deepen your understanding of digital transformation, this program offers valuable insights and knowledge to advance your career in the digital age.

Participants are required to attend all sessions of a given course. In case of emergencies, participation in management festivals, co-curricular activities, and other valid reasons, participants may seek leave, which is subject to approval by the Programme Director. However, it's important to note that a minimum attendance of 75% is mandatory for the final grading.

Lead the Next Digital Transformation Initiative in Your Company with IIM Indore

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