Spanning four days of lectures, presentations, and experiences culminating in a final digital transformation group project on the fifth day, the 2021 virtual summer program “Leading Mindful Digitalization” guides participants through industry and academic perspectives providing thought leadership on the effective implementation of digital transformation initiatives using design thinking innovation methods.
Day 1 began with a presentation from Mr. Peter Faulkner, Head of Global Information Technology at Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. His presentation, entitled “Is Artificial Intelligence Driving Digital Transformation?”, raised critical questions about the relationship between technological development and digital transformation by discussing how AI has been implemented in different fields.
The Day 1 lecture, “Digitalization: Leveraging Technology for Business Transformation” by Professor Louie Wong, dove into how digital transformation should be defined and how processes should be developed in order to create radical, beneficial, and lasting change in organizations.
Day 2 began with a presentation from Norbert Gehrke, another industry leader with more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry, and the founder and representative director of FinTech.
Closing out the Inspiration stage of the 3-stage program, Prof. Lim’s lecture “Designing Digital: Empathy, Ideation, Prototyping for Customers” invited participants to consider consumer behavior.
As participants enter Day 3 and the Synthesis stage of the program, they will begin to consider what they have learned and how it can be applied toward a problem of their own choosing that can be solved by transforming processes.