Digital disruption affects businesses across all sectors. Corporate decision-makers have the choice whether they only take the role as followers to preserve their existing business lines in the digital age, or whether they want to become innovators, shaping industry trends and conquering new digital markets. The six modules of the joint 41North ESMT Digital Excellence Program prepare and equip corporate leaders to disrupt their businesses, develop new strategies, introduce organisational changes and pro-actively seize the opportunities digitalisation brings to their markets.

  • LENGTH 6 modules, 2 days per month, 5 months in total
  • FREQUENCY Once a year
  • LANGUAGE English
    • Istanbul
February 2019
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Digital Excellence Post-Graduate Certificate Program of CxO's

Modul 1: Innovation as a Corporate Model & Building Digital Strategy Modul 2: Ideation Workshop: Being Agile and Entrepreneurial Modul 3: Data Driven Organisations Modul 4: Understanding Leadership and Being a Leader in a Digital World Modul 5: Understanding, Analysing and Applying New Technologies in Existing and New Business Models Modul 6: Bringing Technology to Market and Delivering on Digital

Program Directors Executive Development Programs, ESMT Berlin

Jens Weinmann is a program director at ESMT Berlin. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a manager at the economic consultancy ESMT Competition Analysis. Jens’ research focus lies in the analysis of decision making in regulation, competition policy, and innovation, with a special interest in energy and transport. He received his PhD from London Business School in decision sciences.He has been trained in Design Thinking by Hasso Plattner Institute and by the Scrum Alliance in Scrum/Agile methodology.

Bianca Schmitz is a co-director of the Hidden Champions Institute (HCI) and a program director at ESMT Berlin.
She is responsible for establishing new international alliances with other business schools, institutions and networks, such as the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM). Her focus lies on agile innovation processes, especially of so-called Hidden Champions. She has been trained in Design Thinking by Hasso Plattner Institute and is a certified SCRUM Product Owner. She studied Regional Sciences of Latin America at the University of Cologne and finished with a diploma. Her focus was on economics and the Spanish language. Bianca worked for three years at the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS), a nonprofit organization based in Cologne, Germany, with branches throughout the world. Bianca’s international profile is supplemented by twoyears of work experience in Spain.



Leadership, Innovation, Analytics

From the heart of Europe, we create and impart new knowledge to advance business and society.ESMT develops entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly.The research concept of ESMT, developed by the full-time faculty, sets three major research areas which pertain to a certain area of expertise: Leadership, Innovation, Analytics.

Foundation of Leading Companies

ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions including Airbus Group, Bayer AG, Daimler AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Lufthansa AG,, Deutsche Telekom AG, E.ON SE, GAZPROM Germania GmbH, KPMG AG, MAN SE, McKinsey & Company Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH, SAP SE, Siemens AG, The Boston Consulting Group, thyssenkrupp AG...

Triple Crown Accreditations

ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA. In partnership with 41 North Business School, ESMT is bringing its triple crown accredited education knowhow to Istanbul, EMEA & Central Asia.

Unique Global Education Network

ESMT Berlin is cooperating with 41 North Business School in Istanbul for EMEA & Central Asia. In Argentina Buenos Aires with IAE Business School; in Brazil with Saint Paul Escola de Negócios; in China with China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong (CELAP), the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), Guanghua School of Management, Beijing University Business School; in United States with the Darden School of Business.

Awarding Responsible Leaders

The ESMT Responsible Leadership Award honors extraordinary leadership in promoting responsible business practices. It is awarded annually to an outstanding business figure who has demonstrated a deep commitment to the principles of sustainability and whose actions have inspired others. In 2011 the phenomenon Turkish Woman Leader Güler Sabancı, Chairman and Managing Director of Sabancı Holding was honoured by ESMT.

Practice-Oriented Applied Learning

All ESMT programs are practice-oriented. This means that participants profit from the current state of research being applied in business today, research that can be implemented once participants return to their organisations. Furthermore, the programs provide both the participants and their organisations with fresh perspectives and a solid network of global contacts. In addition, each program is an opportunity to promote and retain valuable personnel.