IT Management Innovation Program

6 months | 13 Modules | 100% Online

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In collaboration with:

Collaboration companies: IBM, Sabis, elogia, setesca, GTEC

Overview

Aiming to Increasing productivity by applying new methodologies is the main goal of the IT Management Innovation Program, which has been designed for business and professionals working in ITTargeting a single department and emphasizing on its needs, and capabilities via practical and theoretical case studies, you will explore how innovative changes can improve the overall performance of an organization. You will be guided by professors who are leaders in digital transformation. They will share experiences and show you how to analyse, consider and apply new methodologies.

Begin now, change the path of your professional development, and innovate how the IT department operates in your company.

Professionals

Typical participants of this program, are professionals working or pursuing a career in IT. Profiles that analyse the benefits of new technologies and innovative methods of operations such as CIOs and CTOs are also a match for the program.

Businesses

Businesses that are keen to explore other models by adapting new methodologies.

Consultants

Consultants, looking to further develop the value of their guidance by understanding different methodologies, and applying innovative approaches to a project.

Academic Content

M1. Today’s Competitiveness Models

Jordi Damià
  • Basic strategies options of gaining a competitive advantage: Cost leadership, differentiation and focus (Porter).
  • New business models based on digital solutions: Traditional, Digital, Collaborative and Usage Business Models.
  • New levels of competitiveness applying advanced digital strategies: Bowman Strategy Clock, Unique Selling Propositions (USP Analytics) and Core Competence Analysis.
  • Processes and investments needed to be more competitive in a digital and business ecosystem.

M2. Purely Digital Business Model

Xavier Capellades
  • Native and evolutive digital business models: How to capture and drive a new digital marketplace.
  • Market and sector know-how advantages to offer new digital based products and services.
  • Disruptive innovation with the power to displace traditional business.

M3. Omnichannel marketing and sales models

Voyislav Stojanovic
  • Advertising methods for commercial promotion through improved marketing tools to promote sales.
  • Key digital methods to increase revenue, target your competitor’s clients and manage customer relationship effectively.
  • Customer expectations: How to meet them and know what works best.
  • New communications tools to understand customers and the way they interact with the marketplace today.

M4. Digital maturity level: Re-defining your VISION

Jordi Damià
  • Analysis of a company’s level of maturation and all the business model processes. Is your company digital enough?
  • Identification of the value chain processes and organization powers, in order to have a secure knowledge of the current capabilities.
  • digital maturity model, as an instrument for driving strategic change, needed to overcome the natural resistance to change and focus on the true objectives.

M5. Basic people skills and competencies

David Claramunt
  • New roles, advanced management skills, fast decision making profiles.
  • Techniques to preserve know-how whilst maintaining elastic and adaptive labor approach.
  • Flexibility and temporality of the labor market will require best people adaptable skills, what will bring high value into the organization.
  • Social media and Internet impact on employees and headhunters and recruiters.

M5. Management and innovation models

Robin Weninger
  • New paradigms that have to lead to new business models and new forms of managing organizations. Business opportunities through new management methods.
  • Business process improvements for competitiveness and main tools to create sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Innovation management in production, distribution and management of both people and knowledge, as a key to generate new ideas and techniques for new products.

M7. Information Technology (IT)

Martin Piqueras
  • The integrated vision of the distribution value chain.
  • Application of new technologies, practices and more advanced business models for pursuing efficiency and win-win.

M8. Cybersecurity and Digital Business Security

David Quero
  • Identification of risks associated to the digital transformation. Cybersecurity is the heart of digital innovation.
  • Business safety: Cloud, mobility and IoT.
  • Replacing human intervention in business decision making, automation (Robotics and AI).
  • Business solutions based on algorithms (Predictive).
  • Confidence of business solutions: BlockChain.

M9. Digital Business enablers (IoT, BlockChain, Big Data, Predictive, AI)

Oscar Sala
  • The promise of innovation: Reduce costs, avoid risks, create new business models.
  • Industrial revolution focused on automation, introducing systems, supervisory control, data acquisition systems (SCADA), enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing execution systems (MES).

M10. Artificial Intelligence

Angela Shen-Hsieh
  • The promise of innovation: Reduce costs, avoid risks, create new business models.
  • Industrial revolution focused on automation, introducing systems, supervisory control, data acquisition systems (SCADA), enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing execution systems (MES).

M11. Predictive models and advanced data analysis

David Quero
  • Pattern recognition and statistical modeling as algorithmic techniques in data mining, that analyze actual and historical data.
  • Predictive models of historical and transactional data in identification of risks and opportunities.
  • Predictive models to identify relationships between different factors that allow the assessment of risks or associated probabilities based on a set of conditions.
  • Benefits of predictive analysis focused on three areas: Customer Satisfaction, Operations, Business Intelligence (predictive intelligence vs prescriptive intelligence)

M6. Collaborative models

Gonzalo Cuatrecases
  • How to avoid risks related to any kind of processes.
  • Simplifying processes through collaborative models.
  • Constant growing number of users as the arbitrator strengthens the collaborative models that begin to perpetuate this sector.
  • New consumers models: Broaden horizons and reinvent.

M13. Industry 4.0

Valerio Andresandroni
  • Industry 4.0 in your organization.
  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS).
  • Capacity of cooperation between humans and physical systems in real time.
  • Software algorithms that decentralized decisions based on sensorization (IoT), predictive analysis (Big Data), Artificial Intelligence.

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    Faculty Board

    Digital Business Master's Professor Xavier Capellades

    Xavier Capellades

    Director, Global Head of Customer and Market Insights at ROCHE

    Senior digital business executive with wide experience in innovation, digital transformation and launching new products and business lines in big corporations and startups.

    Specialist in identifying new business opportunities, innovation, marketing and product management, strategic alliances and leading high performing teams as well as about entrepreneurship, venture capital and business angels

    Member of the Advisory Board at mVenturesBCN (Mobile World Capital), Board Member at BCNTech City, mentor at StartupBootCamp Internet of Things & Data and Innovation & Intellectual Property Professor at UOC

    Xavier Capellades

    Director, Global Head of Ideation and Digital Innovation at ROCHE

    See full profile of professor David Claramunt

    David Claramunt

    Head of People & Communication at sabis.tech

    David Claramunt is Head of People & Communication at sabis.tech, the IT Company of the Sabadell Group. Computer Engineer and BA in Business Administration. More than 25 years of experience in IT&Ops arena mostly in Banking & Insurance sector in several countries and in companies such us Banc Sabadell, Zurich, Deutsche Bank and Caixabank. David is focused on how people and society must adapt themselves to the 4th Industrial Revolution being more humans than ever.

    David Claramunt

    Head of People & Communications at Sabis.tech Banc Sabadell

    Jordi Damià

    Jordi is an expertise director in business transformation and consultant in implementations of business improvements and information systems. He is Senior Telecommunications Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
    His professional career covers the direction of the informatic department at important companies with job titles as CIO at Panrico, Renta Corporación, AXA and Winterthur, Director of Organization and Systems at Fira de Barcelona or Operations and Development Director at Pepsico.

    He is member of the advisory board of NEXICA, IDG and PSS, he has also been advisor at the scientific park of Barcelona, Bosch foundation and Gimpera of technological transference. Jordi is also former General Director of Universitat de Barcelona.

    Since 2007, he is combining his professional labour as Founder and Director of Setesca, IT Consulting and Headhunting firm together with being Professor of Business Strategy in universities as EAE, EADA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, UPC, UB and Zigurat.

    Jordi Damià

    International Business Strategy Specialist
    CEO at SETESCA

    Robin Weninger

    Co-Founder & Managing Director of shapingwork | Director Education at GTEC | Global Shaper and European Digital Leader at World Economic Forum

    Robin Weninger is Co-Founder & Managing Director of Sa. | shapingwork academy, the first executive academy based on practical philosophy, offering a radical new approach to corporate education by pairing the ``best-of-breed`` practices from leadership, management and execution with philosophy. In addition, he is the Director of Education at the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), Professor at Zigurat Innovation and Technology Business School in Barcelona, Lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the International School of Management as well as Coach in the Digital Product School in Munich.

    He focuses on leading and guiding organizations through their challenges by forming internal vanguards of change. He does this by seeking new questions and plausible explanations through the development of new educational models to shape leaders to become “curators of compassion” and ``leaders of change”. Robin works closely together with universities, thought leaders and management thinkers to develop state-of-the-art management practices, frameworks and best practices for action-orientated management. He designs individual coaching and training programs, helps organizations create goal-setting frameworks and get into a strategic flow. He also deals with behavioral design and complex systems theory to better utilize networks to create fluid organizations through dialogue, collaboration and co-creation.

    The World Economic Forum nominated Robin as a Global Shaper in 2015 and as a Digital Leader in 2017. Also, he is a trusted Advisory Board member to multiple EU funded projects under the H2020 framework. Robin is always keen and happy to support initiatives that change the world for the better and leave sustainable footprints for the future of education and work.

    His credo is ``Sharing is not just caring, sharing is empowerment``

    Robin Weninger

    Co-Founder & Managing Director of shapingwork | Director Education at GTEC | Global Shaper and European Digital Leader at World Economic Forum

    Digital Business Master's Professor David Quero

    David Quero

    EMEA Program Excellence Leader & Delivery Manager at IBM

    David Quero is a Computer Science Engineer, MBA and Financial Risk Manager certified by GARP. David has worked on technical projects for 14 years. During the last 3 years, he has been playing international responsibility roles.

    David is currently part of the EMEA Leadership team in IBM Watson Group. Watson Group is the division in IBM that participates in the most innovative and relevant projects involving Watson (IBM Artificial Intelligence platform). Additionally, he has the role of focal point for some of the European countries (SPGI, Italy, Benelux, Nordics, CEE) and he is the director of a number of employees in the organization.

    David Quero

    EMEA Program Excellence Leader & Delivery Manager at IBM Watson

    Ashish Saxena

    Leader & Head of Digital Transformation/Analytics at Cognizant Technology Solutions U.K

    Strategic Business transformation Leader with experience in developing unique and alternative revenue channels for organizations, combining the power of Analytics, Technology, Digital, and Business. Successfully built the digital analytics practice both globally and regionally.

    Ashish is an enthusiastic, Leader, Innovator, keen planner and implementer with 20 years of experience in setting up I.T, Digital, Analytics & Data science strategies to enhance overall organizational growth, incremental brand awareness, sustained profitability of operations & improved business performance.

    I am currently responsible for developing, growing & delivering Digital Analytics Solutions for businesses across Europe.

    • Developed innovative and industry focussed digital KPI framework and repository of business outcome focussed KPI's.

    • Deep understanding of Global/regional online industry, marketplace, competition, and consumer needs/trends; depth of understanding of overall region and country variances/challenges/cultures
    • Customer focus: understands customers, proactively seeks information and insights to learn needs and expectations and ensures that customer's voice is always present internally. Passion for understanding consumer, market, competitive and product situation and driving winning plan based on market dynamics
    • Passion for strategic marketing leadership and consumer technology
    • Excellent cross group collaboration skills and the ability to effectively lead a cross-discipline, cross-BG, cross-geo virtual team

    Member of the IBM Spain Portugal Greece and Israel Technical Expert Council @TECspgi. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid technical Ambassador in IBM.

    He has led innovative and digital transformation business projects in medium and large companies across EMEA and India with technology and top consulting organizations.

    Ashish Saxena

    Leader & Head of Digital Transformation/Analytics at Cognizant Technology Solutions U.K

    See full profile of professor Voyislav Stoyanovic

    Voyislav Stojanović-Osinsky

    Responsible for Sales Development for Health and Investment Products at AXA Spain

    Voyislav studied Advertising & Marketing and has an MBA specialized in media Management at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. His final MBA project went real as an online radio dedicated to indie music scene: www.scannerfm.com. He speaks Spanish, English, Italian and has basic knowledge of Serbian, Portuguese, Catalan and Hebrew.

    Voyislav started his career on radio in 1993 where he contributed to the digital transformation of Union Radio, the largest radio Broadcasting network in Venezuela. His last position was Director of contents & programming at La Mega 107FM, during this time he worked also as On Air DJ and voice-over announcer.

    In 2002, he made a work experience internship at BBC World Service in London, UK, where he worked as producer journalist. In 2003, he started his commercial career as Sales Manager at Radio Barcelona, one of the most famous radio station in Spain that belongs to Cadena SER Network. During his experience in Radio Barcelona, he contributed to developing sales for music specialized radio formats such as 40 Principales and Maxima FM.

    Since 2006 he developed his sales management skills at Axa Insurance in different positions across Spain, in 2015 he worked as Distribution Transformation Manager in Paris, France. During this time he managed several projects for AXA group on Lead Management and Distribution transformation.Currently, Voyislav is responsible for sales development for health and Investment products at AXA Spain.

    Voyislav is an aviation enthusiast, a big fan of music and literature.

    Voyislav Stojanović-Osinsky

    Responsible for Sales Development for Health and Investment Products at AXA Spain

    Digital Business Master's Professor Angela Shen-Hsieh

    Angela Shen-Hsieh

    Director, Predicting Human Behavior, Telefonica
    For over twenty years, with big companies and small, Angela Shen-Hsieh has been pursuing forms of communication and information delivery that fascinate, inform and prompt people to think. An architect by training, Angela combines right-brained innovative thinking with a left-brain analytical approach to building new products. As a recent addition to Telefonica Product Innovation, she and her team are developing new lines of businesses leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning with Telefonica’s digitization and data. Previously, she was with IBM Watson, where she was responsible for Watson’s Virtual Agent and Exploration & Discovery product lines, and where she championed Watson’s emerging program in robotics. As Chief of Product Design at IBM Business Analytics, Angela built Watson Analytics, a natural language-driven visualization and data discovery tool. An entrepreneur at heart, Angela was the founder and CEO of three startups in the analytics space and her companies designed and built analytic software for decision makers in some of the biggest companies in the world including General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb, Microsoft and Fidelity Investments, as well as many data-rich technology startups. Angela was named a Fast Company ‘Master of Design’, and one of BusinessWeek's “10 Cutting Edge Designers pushing the limits of design”. She holds six patents and has a BA from Columbia University in New York City and a Master in Architecture from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Angela Shen-Hsieh

    Director, Product Innovation, Predicting Human Behavior at Telefonica

    Digital Business Master's Professor Martin Piqueras

    Martin Piqueras

    Business director and technology leader at Suez International Spain
    With 30 years of experience in the IT sector, Martin has been working for major Industrial, financial and utilities companies, leading IT transformation, business digitization and IT Governance, risk and compliance.

    Martin developed his professional career during 10 years at Nissan Finance and 16 years at General Electric Capital.

    As the culture and human factors are the hardest components of the organization to change, Martin has specialized on building human and technology structures that facilitate the digital transformation in matured organizations, focusing on the use of digital assets to digitize, transform and innovate the business model.

    Martin Piqueras

    Business Director & Technology Leader at Aqualogy Business Software, Suez Group

    Oscar Sala

    Director, Predicting Human Behavior, Telefonica
    For over twenty years, with big companies and small, Angela Shen-Hsieh has been pursuing forms of communication and information delivery that fascinate, inform and prompt people to think. An architect by training, Angela combines right-brained innovative thinking with a left-brain analytical approach to building new products. As a recent addition to Telefonica Product Innovation, she and her team are developing new lines of businesses leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning with Telefonica’s digitization and data. Previously, she was with IBM Watson, where she was responsible for Watson’s Virtual Agent and Exploration & Discovery product lines, and where she championed Watson’s emerging program in robotics. As Chief of Product Design at IBM Business Analytics, Angela built Watson Analytics, a natural language-driven visualization and data discovery tool. An entrepreneur at heart, Angela was the founder and CEO of three startups in the analytics space and her companies designed and built analytic software for decision makers in some of the biggest companies in the world including General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb, Microsoft and Fidelity Investments, as well as many data-rich technology startups. Angela was named a Fast Company ‘Master of Design’, and one of BusinessWeek's “10 Cutting Edge Designers pushing the limits of design”. She holds six patents and has a BA from Columbia University in New York City and a Master in Architecture from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Oscar Sala

    VP Product Strategy at Strands
    Member Board of Directors at Mobey Forum

    Professional Development

    Talented participants with different profiles have benefited from our program by developing new skills, from which they were able to apply to real life projects and have successfully achieved innovative ventures.

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    CIOs
    10
    CEOs
    22
    CDOs
    165
    Executives

    Zigurat's Network Ecosystem

    We aim to provide further support in relation to future career development. We are proud of the achievement of our participants, which includes collaborations, new jobs, and the creation of new ventures.

    Additionally, a range of professional development opportunities for alumni will be provided by both Zigurat and our partners. Once you complete a program, you will become part of our network, maintaining benefits as having access to some of our content like ebooks, master classes and attending future events. Also being part of an ongoing ecosystem of professors, current and future participants.

    Digital Busineess School participants detailed by regions and industries in the map

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