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Digital finance

Get the skills and technologies to lead your team into the future


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Today’s CFOs and finance managers need more than just technical knowledge. To help their organisations succeed, they need financial expertise, strategic thinking, technology insights and digital leadership skills.

This innovative digital finance course is designed to turn you into a digital CFO. It encourages you to think beyond finance. You’ll learn to embrace the technology that can help you become a more effective leader, guide your team through growth – and create long-term, sustainable value for your organisation.

Detailed programme

This programme combines an online introduction and three days on campus to prepare you and your team for digital transformation. You’ll start by measuring your finance team’s digital maturity – then develop a roadmap for the future. And you’ll gain the tools, knowledge and inspiration you need to get your finance team on board with new technology.

Module 1: Digital maturity and strategy

  • Digital maturity scan results: Assess your finance function’s digital maturity and analytics capability
  • Digital strategy roadmap: Develop a digital strategy to prepare your team to adopt new technology

Module 2: The finance team and the technological landscape

  • Data management and governance: Find out how well-governed data can generate business insights and empower decision making
  • Cybersecurity and the role of the CFO: Explore the robust systems and processes you need to protect your company and its money
  • Robotization: Understand and learn how to implement RPA solutions
  • AI for finance: Discover the potentials of algorithms, generative AI and machine learning and how finance teams can adopt this
  • Ethics in the digital age: Define the organisational norms you need to maintain accountability through digital transformation

Module 3: Bring your finance team into the digital age

  • Digital leadership: Get the right structure in place to make digital transformation successful
  • Investing in innovative technologies: Explore the upside of uncertainty and the value of managerial flexibility
  • Digital strategy roadmap: Prepare to transform your finance function

Why this programme

  • Develop a digital transformation strategy for your finance team
  • Explore cloud technology, softbots, AI and other technology that will change the way finance teams work
  • Better understand risks and ethical concerns in the digital age
  • Learn how to lead and manage high-performing finance teams
  • Use data and technology to become a more proactive business partner
  • Gain the skills and confidence to lead your finance team and organisation through digital transformation

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Who should attend

  • Executives with strategic and financial responsibilities
  • Current CFOs or future CFOs – such as finance managers, finance directors and controllers
  • Professionals with an interest in finance and technology – from a variety of industries and sectors and from organisations of all sizes
  • Professionals with 10+ years’ management experience and strong financial acumen


Andreea Gorbatai

Andreea Gorbatai

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Andreea Gorbatai explores the role of social interaction and emotion in entrepreneurship research

Wouter De Maeseneire

Wouter De Maeseneire

Professor of Corporate Finance

Wouter De Maeseneire is passionate about explaining financial management principles by linking finance to business models and strategies.

Kristof Stouthuysen

Kristof Stouthuysen

Professor of Management Accounting & Digital Finance

Kristof Stouthuysen drives sustainable value creation with management accountancy – and leverages technology to make better financial decisions.

Oyku Isik

Öykü Isik

Professor of Digital Strategy and Cybersecurity IMD Business School

Öykü Isik is professor in Digital strategy and cybersecurity at IMD Business School, she is a former Vlerick faculty. She is an expert in digital resilience and the ways in which disruptive technologies challenge our society and organisations. She enables C-level executives to understand cybersecurity, data privacy and digital ethics challenges.

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Annelies Claeys

Annelies Claeys

Project Manager New Business