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Digital Strategy and Data-Driven Business

Digital Strategy and Data-Driven Business is a two-day module in the Graduate Diploma in Digital Strategy and Leadership program and can also be taken as a stand-alone program.

The key topics of the module are:

  • How digitalization is reshaping capabilities and value creation 
  • How digitalization rewrites the rules of competition 
  • How to compete effectively in digital ecosystems 
  • Why digitalization requires new forms of management thinking

The role of information technology in companies has gradually shifted from supporting the core business to a central resource companies’ value creation and competitive strategies. Companies that have yet to undergo a digital transformation risk being left behind, while industry leaders are using data and smart algorithms ever more broadly to better serve their customers and create value for shareholders. 

Digital capabilities allow a fundamental shift in value creation, as human routines are gradually replaced with smart and adaptive processes run by real-time data streams and algorithms. These changes are associated with a shift towards digital ecosystems and platforms. To prosper in this new digitalized reality, firms must embed themselves effectively in collaborative networks and develop new business models to capture value. 

This module provides participants with in-depth understanding of the ongoing changes in strategy and management practice brought by the contemporary digital technologies. The readings, case studies, and class discussions will help you understand how to rethink the sources of competitive advantage, offerings, and the broader operating model at a traditional company.   

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June 10, 2024


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The program will challenge and reward you as our world-class experts help you cut through the noise of digitalization and technology and focus on what really matters for your business.  It covers the latest trends in technology and provides you with practical tools and methods for agile implementation of new skills and knowledge at work. It will help you challenge your strategic thinking and gain a comprehensive overview of the latest theory, technologies, and business applications.

Understand how you as a leader can develop structures, practices, and a culture to leverage the potential and support strategy execution.
Learn to analyze and formulate strategies to utilize, develop, and commercialize digital technologies and data.
Get insights into key technologies and their potential business applications to understand the optimal way of linking them with your business.
Ensure your technology and business strategies are aligned for successful transformation.
Identify what capabilities and competencies your strategy and long-term plans require.


The program is for business leaders, senior executives, and decision-makers responsible for leveraging the possibilities created by digitalization within their companies.

We recommend the program for core strategy team members, business development managers, and digital transformation leaders.


Henri Schildt

Henri Schildt is a professor with a joint appointment at the Aalto University School of Business (Management & Organizations) and the School of Science’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Management.

His research interests span technology strategy, organizational change, and strategy process (with specific interest in reasoning under uncertainty and the use of data analytics). He is currently heading two research programmes on data-driven management and the management of digitalization in Finnish manufacturing companies. Henri Schildt completed his PhD at Helsinki University of Technology in 2007.

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