Open Innovation & Digital Transformation

21 March 2019, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
INSEAD Middle East Campus

Digital transformation and innovation are on the top priorities of corporate leaders worldwide today. Digital disruption is ubiquitous, and the pace of transformation is accelerating. Non-conventional digital players are emerging in virtually every industry – undermining the dominance of incumbents. Yet, this profound transformational period also presents unprecedented opportunities for legacy companies open to innovation.

The workshop on Open Innovation and Digital Transformation will examine: how digital disruption happens and how forward-looking companies are responding – transforming customer interactions, enhancing asset efficiency and productivity and building new types of organisation with new products, new services and new business models.

The workshop will notably discuss on how these companies partner for innovation, how they engage with external stakeholders to develop innovative solutions that combine internal and external innovation capabilities through acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, corporate venture capital, entrepreneurial incubators, crowdsourcing, etc.

Discussion will also focus on how the lack of legacy business models and infrastructure combined with new digital technologies can offer a window of opportunity for businesses in emerging economies to leapfrog competitors in the developed world and get ahead in digital transformation.

Designed for leaders, senior executives and managers with interest/responsibilities in innovation and digital transformation

  • Understand the drivers, challenges and opportunities associated with digitalisation. Acquire a concrete view of the key strategic drivers of digital disruption in your industry as well as learn how to transform digital threats into opportunities.
  • Deepen your corporate innovation capabilities. Learn how best to engage with external stakeholders and address the challenges associated with open innovation through the most advanced practices in innovation scouting.
  • Leave with an action plan. Develop an actionable strategic and innovation plans to lead your business in a digital world.


Felipe Monteiro
INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Strategy
Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)

  • The World’s Most Talent Competitive Countries, 2019


Learn more about INSEAD programmes on Digital Transformation and Innovation

  • AI for Business


INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi 
Al Khatem Tower,  ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island

Contact US