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Take the Lead in Digital Business of the Future

Drive change in a fast-moving business world


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in Open Executive Education in Belgium and #24 worldwide


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Digital technology is transforming business – and you don’t want to be left behind. So how do you realise the full potential of digital to add even greater value to your organisation? Throughout this insights-packed programme, you’ll discover the most relevant technologies for your business – and gain the skills and tools to build them into your operations. You’ll set goals for becoming a digital-first organisation, and learn to lead your teams through the digital transformation journey.

Detailed programme

This programme is an initiative by:

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This insights-packed, online programme gives you the skills and tools you need to add value to your organisation through digital technology.

Module 1: From strategy to implementation

  • Create a digital-first strategy that adds value to your organisation
  • Embed data-driven methods and processes throughout your organisation
  • Discover how to develop and enhance your offer using digital technology

Module 2: Data and digital technologies

  • Explore the technologies influencing the business landscape today:
  • 2a: Data, analytics and Artificial Intelligence
    • Learn to detect business opportunities through analytical techniques
    • Discover how to collect data to report on basic KPIs for diverse functional areas
    • Explore how companies can create value with AI technologies
  • 2b: Automation
    • Understand how automation has changed the world – and discover the impact of this automation through a variety of examples
  • 2c: The Blockchain: Crypto, NTFs
    • Understand past, current and future use of digital currencies and assets – and evaluate when the use of blockchain or crypto is promising and when it is not
  • 2d: Extended reality and the metaverse
    • Analyse the metaverse and metaverse-related endeavours using a framework – which will also be used to evaluate the potential of real-life cases

Module 3: Digital leadership – People, growth and resilience

  • Discover how a growth mindset, resilience and psychological safety are important to leadership
  • Understand your digital leadership profile
  • Learn how an open leadership style can benefit digital transformation

Module 4: Digital-enabled sustainability

  • Understand the important link between digital and sustainability
  • Discover how materiality plays a pivotal role and apply it to your own organisation

Why this programme

  • Develop strategic, digital-first thinking – and add value through digital technology
  • Promote data-driven decision-making and identify business opportunities
  • Keep up to date on emerging technologies and trends – including AI, automation, the blockchain and extended reality
  • Enhance your leadership skills for the digital age, with a focus on growth and open leadership
  • Understand the link between digital transformation and sustainability, and implement sustainable practices in your organisation
  • Expand your professional network and collaborate with industry professionals and peers

Who should attend

Professionals with a least three years’ experience who want to:

  • Drive their organisation’s digital transformation – and be ambassadors for digital change
  • Understand the connection between leadership, sustainability and digital transformation
  • Stay up to date on industry trends
  • Expand their professional network

* Alumni of previous Take the Lead in Digital programmes are welcome to register for this edition, as we’ve updated the content to provide new insights and learning opportunities.

Practical info

Save the date

The first edition of the programme kicks off on 3 October, 2023.

If you want us to keep you informed about the programme, please share your contact details with us:


Ann Vereecke

Ann Vereecke

Professor of Operations Management

Ann Vereecke advises on the supply chain that best fits your strategy and products.

Steve Muylle

Steve Muylle

Professor of Digital Strategy and Marketing

Steve Muylle creates business impact with actionable insight about digital technology.

Karlien Vanderheyden

Karlien Vanderheyden

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Karlien Vanderheyden focuses on how individuals can impact an organisation’s people, processes and performance.

Philippe Baecke

Philippe Baecke

Professor of Marketing

Philippe Baecke is harnessing the power of big data and analytics in all areas of marketing.

Bjorn Cumps

Bjorn Cumps

Professor of Financial Services Innovation

Bjorn Cumps is passionate about FinTech, platforms and business ecosystems.

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.

Katleen De Stobbeleir

Katleen De Stobbeleir

Professor of Leadership

Katleen De Stobbeleir is inspired by leaders who stand up and speak – and she is passionate about those who have the courage to sit and listen.

Robert Boute

Robert Boute

Professor of Operations Management

Robert Boute creates financial and social value with operations and supply chain optimisation.

Martin Butler

Martin Butler

Professor of Management Practice

Martin Butler lectures in digital transformation, project management and innovation management.

Xavier Baeten

Xavier Baeten

Professor of Reward & Sustainability

Xavier Baeten is highlighting the vital role of rewarding in helping organisations deliver their strategy and gain competitive advantage.

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Jorge Perez

Jorge Perez

Product Manager