In the digital era, every current and aspiring leader needs to understand the impact of digital in their role and business.
A Digital CXO is expected to drive an evolutionary change in the organisation where technology is deeply rooted in the company’s culture. The Digital CXO sets and implements digital strategy by working with cross-functional partners to map and transition traditional processes to digital ones.
Irrespective of their present role, the ideal responsibility of digital transformation leaders is that of a “transformer in chief,” charged with
Creating business value by deploying digital technologies
Breaking down data silos
Helping develop digital solutions for the business challenges
Ensuring collaboration, knowledge sharing, and digital best practices between stakeholders to help embed a robust digital ecosystem
Measuring ROI on digital projects, fine-tuning approaches as needed to ensure the organisation invests in the right tools and resources
The programme equips participants with a powerful strategic framework that forms the basis for digital leadership.
Build digital-first business models for sustainable business value.
Leverage disruptive technologies like AI, Blockchain and IoT to offer customer-centric digital offerings
Spur innovation with the help of internal and external ecosystem of digital technologies
Transform organisation with a digital mindset
IIM Calcutta Advantage: Get certified by IIM Calcutta, ranked #3 in Asia, Triple Accreditation - AMBA, EQUIS & AACSB.
Experiential Learning: Leverage distinctive pedagogy of Case Studies, Hands-on Sessions, Sapere Aude’ talk and Campus Visits
Top Faculty: Learn from IIM Calcutta Faculty and industry leaders in digital leadership practices
Executive Alumni Status: Become an Alumni of IIM Calcutta Executive Education and network with top professionals.
Most-preferred Learning Platform: Learn on TalentSprint's award-winning Pracademic Platform, the best-in-class interactive AI-powered digital delivery platform.
Network with Leaders: Learn with an outstanding peer group of senior experienced professionals.
The programme aims in empowering you to build a digital mindset and drive organisational growth.
Lead self and others through the digital disruption
Develop insights into disruptive technologies
Advocate a culture of design thinking in your organisation
Build strong customer value propositions
Enable a culture of digital transformation
Co-create and innovate with the digital ecosystem
Current and Aspiring Digital CXOs
Business Leaders, Management Professionals, Technologists, Startup Leaders across a wide variety of industries in India and APAC
Senior professionals / Team leaders with decision making roles from sectors largely transformed by digitisation - IT, Communication, BFSI, FMCG, Consulting, Healthcare, Retail, eCommerce etc.
Business-Technology consultants tasked with solving client’s business problems with digital solutions
The programme will be taught by the esteemed IIM Calcutta Faculty. To meet your future mentors, visit here
The programme will be delivered in an interactive online format, retaining effectiveness while maintaining safety. The format uniquely combines the benefits of an in-class programme with the flexibility and safety of online learning.
Synchronous programme delivery by expert faculty
Interact and get doubts answered by faculty
Peer learning through working in groups with other participants
Support from mentors for projects
Re-attend classes through recorded archives
Access videos easily with searchable and indexed video archives
Learn from the comfort and safety of your home
Office hours with one-on-one mentor support
Your peers will be experienced and senior management professionals from diverse organizations preparing for leadership roles.
The programme equips you with the in-depth working knowledge needed to prepare for the role of a Digital CXO in your organization.
This is an expertise building programme for experienced professionals. You will obtain a certification from IIM Calcutta, a globally recognized B-School in India. Expertise built in this programme will prepare you for the leadership role of a Digital CXO in your organization.
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the program. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IIM Calcutta.
Yes, participants of this programme get an Executive Alumni status of IIM Calcutta, one among the top-ranked B-Schools in Asia.
The programme format with LIVE Interactive Sessions, capstones, group projects and case study analysis enables a conducive environment to network with your peers in the cohort. Most participants can continue to network even after the cohort by using the alumni portal.
All participants are required to execute, before the start of the program, an agreement that consists of the standard programme Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:
Etiquette and Platform Rights
Classroom Etiquette & General Policy Guidelines
Tools and Platforms in Use
Part B: Honor Code
Part C: Certification
Part D: Programme Fee, Refund, and Termination Policy
Candidates will be selected based on the details of education, work experience, and a statement of purpose submitted along with the application.
A Relationship Manager will be assigned to the applicant, who will gather all the necessary information and represent his/her candidature to the selection committee for review. The profiles will be sent to IIM Calcutta for selection.
Current and Aspiring Digital CXOs
Education: Any Bachelor/Master’s degree in any discipline with a minimum 50% marks
Experience: Senior leaders with minimum 10 years of experience and an impactful career path
Join in these easy steps:
Share your details and apply for the programme
Submit all the necessary documents
The programme selection committee will evaluate your candidature
Upon selection, complete your enrollment and join the programme
The programme will have 4 modules: Sense Digital, Think Digital, Craft Digital, and Act Digital. Each multi-disciplinary module is structured with ideas, concepts, frameworks, and tools drawn from different management disciplines
Module 1: Sense Digital
Understanding Disruptive Technologies and Digital Transformation
Digitalization amidst Deglobalization
Discovering the Self Amidst Change
Self-Assessment, aided by faculty.
What do our personality traits say about our openness to change?
Do we have what it takes to become TKBLs?
Problem Framing Amidst Ambiguity & Uncertainty
Platform Businesses in India
Mental Models; Assumptions;
Thinking on the Edge;
Sectoral Perspectives on Digital Business Leadership [Sapere aude]
Module 2: Think Digital
Economics of Digital
Digital and information goods
Bundling and Unbundling;
Information Pricing Strategies;
Monetizing digital services
Demystifying Deep Tech and the Pillars of Digital Business
Cloud; Big Data;
Machine Learning, and AI as vectors of digital business capability;
Customer-Centricity in the Digital Age
Module 3: Craft Digital
Succeeding with Digital Products
Design and user experience
Ethical Aspects of Design
Strategic Thinking and Digital Business Models
Fundamentals of Business Strategy;
Business Agility through Digital;
Digital Business Models
Digital Platforms; Ecosystems; Network Effects
Recrafting Marketing in the Digital Era
Digital Marketing Analytics;
Integrating traditional and digital marketing;
Customer Experience & Engagement Marketing
Embedding DeepTech in Organizations
Digital: A Policy Perspective [Sapere aude]
Module 4: Act Digital
Engaging the Self Amidst Change
Self-Assessment, aided by faculty
How do we leverage what we have to become TKBLs?
Embracing the Digital Mindset;
Rewiring the Firm DNA;
Transitioning with Digital Partners
Strategic Leadership for Enterprise Growth
Driving Disruption: The Challenger’s Perspective;
Renewing through Disruption: The Incumbent’s Perspective;
Strategic Choice in the Age of AI
The Agile Organization
Storytelling and Strategic Communication in the Digital Era
Digital Dilemmas and Ethics in the Age of Big Data and AI [Sapere aude]
It is a 12 months programme comprising of
2 Campus visits of 5-days each to IIM Calcutta
Live Interactive Sessions by IIM Calcutta Faculty and Industry Experts and
36% program covered on-campus through Projects, Case Studies and Hands-on Sessions
The programme will be delivered through faculty-led interactive live sessions on TalentSprint’s ipearl.ai. These online sessions will be held at a schedule convenient for working professionals. Participants will be able to interact with the faculty through video, audio, and chat. They will also be able to chat with fellow participants of the programme during online sessions.
As per the programme norms, participants are required to maintain at least 67% attendance in each module to be eligible for the module evaluation. In case of unavoidable circumstances, if a participant misses a class and is marked absent, the recorded archive of the same will be provided for 21 days from the date of the class.
The programme includes continuous formative and summative assessments. The final scores will be determined based on the sum of scores of various assessments.
Yes, participants are required to have their laptops.
Reading material (pre/post session) will be shared regularly through the Online Learning Management System. The access will be available for 1 year from the date of the commencement of the programme.
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the programme. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IIM Calcutta.
Yes, flexible EMI options are available that enable you to pay the programme fee in installments. Please reach out to your RM to know about the details of the schemes available.
For scholarship related details please visit link. You can also reach out to your RM for more details
No, the application fee is non-refundable.
No. The programme fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
Professionals have multiple options for funding.
Sponsored by employer
Self-funded: Based on our experience of enabling 3000+ professionals who have participated in our executive programs, self-funding is the most preferred option with over 80% choosing this.
Three key reasons why professionals opt for it:
Freedom: To opt for a programme of their choice, at a time of their choice, with an institution of their choice and not be restrained by the organization’s policy.
Flexibility: To pursue greater career opportunities well even beyond their current employer or to nurture their entrepreneurial ambitions.
Funding: Access to flexible EMI schemes (paying as low as Rs. 5,550 per lac per month).
We have also observed that the commitment levels were higher among self-funding participants.
iPearl.ai (Interactive Platform for Experiential and Remote Learning) is created by TalentSprint’s engineering team led by our Chief Technology Officer, an IIT Kanpur alumni. The platform integrates best-in-class open source technologies and SaaS services and perfected them over the last seven years.
When this platform was built, we intended to offer it to our partners and customers for digital learning and delivery. Since 2013, the platform has been extensively used by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur, IIIT Hyderabad and IIT Hyderabad, and many more of our customers and partners. To date, more than 300,000 students have used this platform, which is reputed for user experience, quality, and scale.
This feature-rich platform has become so popular that some of our partners are now using it for their academic needs.
The tried and tested direct-to-device platform enables 24 x 7 learning for its users. Some key benefits of the platform are:
Intuitive student experience through a user-friendly LMS
Seamless faculty experience through state-of-the-art Studios
Highly Interactive Online Classes
Effective group/peer learning/projects through Breakout Rooms
Proctored Online Assessments with detailed analysis
Insightful Reports on student engagement and performance
Flexible integration with other components, as needed
A comparative study of iPearl.ai against Canvas, Impartus, Moodle, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom was conducted.
Features in the following categories were compared:
Scalability and Performance
Integration and Customization
You will be given one-time access to watch the missed session. This recording will only be available for 21 days from the day of the actual session.
An internet-connected device, Computer/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone, is enough to access the platform.
Web-camera and Mic with necessary power backup will be needed for proctored online assessments.
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was established as the first national institute for Post Graduate Studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961, in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation, and the Indian Industry. Over the years, IIM Calcutta has grown into a mature institution with a global reputation, imparting high-quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level Programmes, Executive Training Programmes, Research and Consulting Activities. For more information please visit the IIM Calcutta website.
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Established in 2010, TalentSprint is a part of the NSE group and a global edtech company that brings transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to young and experienced professionals. The company’s digital learning platform ipearl.ai offers a hybrid onsite/online experience to seekers of deep technology expertise. TalentSprint partners with top academic institutions and global corporations to create and deliver world-class programs, certifications, and outcomes. Its programs have consistently seen a high engagement rate and customer delight. It is a leading Innovation Partner for the National Skill Development Corporation, an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. A recipient of various prestigious accolades, TalentSprint was recently honoured with the Indian Achievers Award 2022, constituted by the Indian Achievers Forum for its excellence in building deeptech talent in India. For more information about TalentSprint, visit our website.