• Program Duration: 6 monthsAt 5-10 hours/week
  • Self-Paced LearningLearning Format

Digital Transformation Program Overview

Through this Digital Transformation Leader Program, zoom into the technological disruption and gain a digital leader's perspective of disruption and transformation drivers. Learn to use design thinking and agile frameworks to take a digital product from concept to market.

Key Features

  • The 4-Step framework of spotting & creating Digital Disruption used at Gartner
  • Stanford d.school's 5 Step Design Thinking methodology used at Apple, Coca-Cola, IKEA, Volkswagen, and more.
  • 10+ practical tools and templates of business transformation and innovation used at top consulting companies such as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain, etc.
  • 5 Harvard Business Publishing Case Studies Capturing Business Transformation at Walmart, ING, Apple, IDEO, AsiaMiles
  • LevelUp sessions from Tim Brown, Joel Peterson, Rasmus Hougaard and Ram Charan
  • 8X higher live interaction with live online classes by renowned Business Transformation proponents

Program Fee

$ 1,499

Program syllabus

Digital Transformation Program Advantage

In this Digital Transformation program takeaway the frameworks creating a digital business model, ideating and building a disruptive product, and drive change. Solve business case studies and work on real-world capstone projects.

Become a Digital Transformation Leader

Blend digital and human capabilities and apply them to transform your organization into a customer-centric business.

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With this program, you will:
  • Develop a disruptive business model using Gartner's Digital Transformation Framework
  • Use Stanford's Design Thinking methodology to create a customer centric product
  • Leverage Agile Business Transformation framework used at top companies such as Accenture to make better products faster
  • Learn to lead your organization through the uncertainty of the digital disruption
Master's Certificate

Harvard Business Publishing Case Studies

Harvard Business Publishing has a complete catalog of business case studies, articles, books, and simulations. This Digital Transformation Leader Master’s Program follows the case study method to bring real-life business dilemmas to life in the classroom and help analyze business situations.

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Benefits of Case Studies
  • Real-world case studies authored by HBS professors and other top business school educators
  • Analyze business situations and different aspect of managerial decision making
  • Discover new ways to approach and solve business problems
Content Partner

Digital Transformation Program Details

Start with how to create a digital business model. Learn the fastest way to conceptualize and launch a digital product. Understand the traits of a digital leader.


  • Get started with the Digital Transformation Leader Master's Program with this course. Kickstart your Digital Transformation journey by exploring the program basics in this orientation session.

  • Begin by understanding the elements and impact of disruption, and how to spot disruption in any industry. Understand the underlying patterns of successful digital disruptors. Learn how disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence can transform the business landscape. And finally, build a digital business model to make the most of the opportunity you have spotted.

  • Master design thinking as a tool for strategic product and service innovation. In this Digital Transformation Leader Master's program, you will learn to identify and pursue an innovation opportunity with the help of the human-centered design framework to develop products and services that are desirable, viable, and feasible.

  • Learn how the agile business model differs from traditional business models, understand the nuances, and explore its benefits. Create a blueprint and roadmap for an agile business transformation that can successfully support a business transformation. Build your own agile playbook and understand what it takes to become an Agile leader.

  • Identify the barriers to a successful transformation effort. Understand the rules of personal leadership, gain the know-how of building and leading teams to success, and driving a culture of innovation at an organizational level. Provide essential digital leadership to lead your organization through disruptive change.

  • In this capstone project, create a real-world business transformation strategy with help of concepts, frameworks, and tools taught in this course. Undertake four connected activities that include identifying an area of potential disruption in the industry of your choice, come up with a disruptive idea with significant economic impact, create a product or service to capitalize on the economic opportunity, and finally create a business model and a go-to-market strategy for the new product.


  • Digital Disruption
  • Digital Strategy
  • Digital Business Model
  • Agile Business Transformation
  • Design Thinking
  • People Leadership


User Journey MappingPrototypingAffinity DiagramBrainstormingRapid IdeationDigital Disruption FrameworkInnovation Framework

Harvard Case Studies

  • Project 1

    WalMart Update

    Step into the shoes of Wal-Mart's leader, identify a corporate strategy to enter a highly competitive e-commerce market while competing against Amazon.

    WalMart Update
  • Project 2

    ING Bank Facing Digital Disruption

    Drive customer experience and accelerate growth with help of digital strategy as the CEO of ING Groep NV, a successful Dutch-based bank.

    ING Bank Facing Digital Disruption
  • Project 3

    Design Thinking and Innovation at Apple

    Think like a Chief Innovator to create great products by understanding Apple's approach to innovation, management, and design thinking.

    Design Thinking and Innovation at Apple
  • Project 4

    IDEO Human Centered Service Design

    With one of the world's leading design firm IDEO, learn human-centered innovation culture and processes to make your organization more innovative.

    IDEO Human Centered Service Design
  • Project 5

    Asia Miles Road to Stakeholder Centric Insight Driven Innovation

    Drive change management process in an organization to inculcate design thinking into their culture, systems, and employees as a part of Asia Miles'leadership.

    Asia Miles Road to Stakeholder Centric Insight Driven Innovation

Disclaimer - The projects have been built leveraging real publicly available data-sets of the mentioned organizations.


Digital Transformation Program Advisor

  • ChandraSekar Pandyan

    ChandraSekar Pandyan

    Certified Coach, KM & Innovation Evangelist, Design Thinker & StoryTeller

    ChandraSekar Pandyan has 30+ years of experience in the Strategy Execution & Management Consulting industry in top companies like Intel, MindTree, and Fidelity Investments. He specializes in design thinking, storytelling, creativity & innovation excellence.

  • Tim Brown

    Tim Brown

    Chair of IDEO: LevelUp Session Expert

    Tim Brown is chair of the innovation and design firm IDEO. Author of the book Change By Design, he talks about the value of design thinking, creative leadership, and innovation and shares ideas to inspire business leaders and designers around the world.

  • Joel Peterson

    Joel Peterson

    Chairman,JetBlue Airways: LevelUp Session Expert

    Joel Peterson is the chairman of JetBlue Airways and the founding partner of Peterson Partners, an investment management firm. He is a Consulting Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business and author of The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds that Make a Business Great.

  • Rasmus Hougaard

    Rasmus Hougaard

    CEO of Potential Project: LevelUp Session Expert

    Rasmus Hougaard is the founder and CEO of Potential Project and the author of the ground-breaking and best-selling book by Harvard Business Press, The Mind of the Leader. He is nominated by Thinkers 50 as one of the eight most important leadership thinkers in the world.

  • Ram Charan

    Ram Charan

    Business Consultant, author, CEO Advisor: LevelUp Session Expert

    Ram Charan is a renowned business consultant, author, and speaker who has worked with top companies like Toyota, Bank of America, and ICICI Bank. He is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today’s fast changing world to uncover core business problems.


Industry Trends

The spending on digital transformation technologies and services worldwide will grow to an estimated 2.3 trillion USD by 2023 with a compounded annual growth rate of 28%. More than 80% of the CXOs believe they need to hire or train people on digital technologies.

  • Digital Transformation Industry Growth

    28% Growth

    The digital transformation industry is growing at a CAGR of 28%.

    55% of the companies

    view digital technology as disruptive to their business model.

    Director - Digital Annual Salary
    Source: Glassdoor
    Digital Transformation Manager Hiring Companies
    Source: Indeed

Ideal Candidates

For business professionals, this course provides the practical knowledge of developing and executing a digital strategy.

Target Audience

CXOs, Partners, and Principals, Program/Product Managers, Business/Solution Architects and Technical Leads

Pre-requisite/Eligibility Criteria

Learners need to have an undergraduate degree or high school diploma in any discipline, as may be prevalent and accepted in their respective country of residence or work

Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Program Cohorts

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Digital Transformation Program FAQs

  • Who should take this Digital Transformation Masters Program?

    • Strategists such as CXOs, Partners, and Principals who would like to create digital as a business strategy and drive the transformation to build value from new opportunities by innovative use of data and technology
    • Implementers such as Program/Product Managers who aim to translate a digital transformation strategy to innovative business models to address underserved markets
    • Technologists such as Business/Solution Architects and Technical Leads looking to design technology systems with pronounced business value or reorient business processes for higher business impact and reach

  • Why learn digital transformation strategies?

    The digital transformation leader program will help you understand how rapid proliferation of technology changed the way today’s customer behaves, which has upended industries and economies. It will teach how a well-devised digital transformation strategy is the key to survival and success in such a disruptive world. A deep understanding of the drivers of disruption and their impact on business models and knowledge of the customer’s needs are required to develop disruptive business models. To translate inspiration to reality, Agile transformation and leadership are necessary to navigate the uncertainty of a disrupted economy and translate business models into high returns on investments.

  • What are the eligibility criteria for this Digital Transformation Masters Program?

    There are no eligibility criteria for this program. We recommend you come with an open mind and willingness to unlearn the old ways and learn the new ways of doing business in a digital world.

  • What are the three most important takeaways from the Digital Transformation Masters Program?

    • A 4 step framework to create a digital transformation strategy
      • Digital business model
      • Disruptive product idea
      • Develop product using agile methodology
      • Drive change
    • Practical templates of innovation from design thinking methodology to bring impact to your work
    • Group capstone projects and certificate to showcase your credentials in the digital transformation discipline

  • How does the case study help me?

    Harvard Business Publishing has a complete catalog of business case studies, articles, books, and simulations. This digital transformation leader program follows the case based learning methodology to bring real-life business transformation challenges to life in the online classroom. It encourages the participants to come up with solutions through discussion. There are several benefits of such a teaching method.

    • Real-world case studies authored by HBS professors and other top business school educators.
    • Analyze business situations and different aspect of managerial decision making
    • Discover new ways to approach and solve business problems

  • How is this Digital Transformation Masters Program organized?

    The learners of this digital transformation leader program follow a pyramidal learning model. The top of the pyramid deals with how to create a digital business model. The middle of the pyramid has two parts - the first part is about developing a disruptive product idea. The second part is about operationalizing that idea to develop a real product fast. The pyramid’s foundation includes providing much necessary digital leadership to help the organization navigate the uncertainty of disruption.
    This Digital Transformation Masters Program is an intertwined journey of self-paced learning complete with conceptual knowledge, live classes led by industry experts where interaction and sharing of ideas take place, case study discussions, and project works that provide hands-on experience to the learners to make them ready for the real world innovation challenges.

  • What certificate will I receive?

    Upon completing this Digital Transformation Leader program, you will be awarded a Master Certificate in Digital Transformation Leader, and program completion certificates from Simplilearn for the courses included in the learning path.

  • Will I get any academic assistance while learning?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts to help you get certified on your first attempt. They proactively engage with you to ensure adherence to the course path and enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance.

  • Who are the instructors for this Digital Transformation Masters Program, and how are they selected?

    Our highly qualified instructors are industry experts with years of relevant industry experience. Each of them undergoes a rigorous selection process, including profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo evaluation before getting certified to train for us. Besides, we ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain part of our faculty.

  • I am not able to access the online Digital Transformation Leader Masters program. Who can help me?

    Contact us using the form on the right side of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link, or contact Help & Support.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support guarantee?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls through our dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completing your Digital Transformation Leader course.

  • If I want to cancel my enrollment in this Digital Transformation Masters Program, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the program price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.
    * Disclaimer
    This Digital Transformation  Leader program is offered on a non-credit basis and is not transferable to a degree.

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