Digital Futures: Winning Amidst Disruption

A 3-day Ashridge program in special partnership with Ferrari

This program explores the unprecedented speed of digital transformation, and will help equip you with the right frameworks and tools to shape winning digital future strategies for your brand(s) and organization.
 

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Dates

7-9 November 2016

Fee

£4,500 + VAT  Including all residential and catering costs

Location

Maranello, Italy

“Ferrari is a very curious organization and we want to learn from the best people and the best practices. So it is key for us to be in touch with the rest of the world through the team of Ashridge and Hult, not only to share our insights and learning from Ferrari, but also to receive their recommendations and insights into what is happening in the rest of the world.”

Dennis de Munck, Talent Acquisition Director, Ferrari

Contact us

To find out more and to register, please contact Tanja Levine, Ashridge Client Director for Ferrari

T: +41 79 7870652
E: tanja.levine@ashridge.hult.edu

 

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Program overview

The global economy is increasingly marked by the VUCA world. Digital disruption, particularly in areas such as e-commerce, platform business models, predictive analytics, AI, conversational commerce and cybersecurity, is already producing today more data than most organizations can deal with. McKinsey estimates that by 2025, insights from connected devices alone will yield $11 trillion potential economic value.

Along with customers and employees expecting increased engagement and value, transitioning organizations into digital futures is difficult, expensive and fraught with pitfalls, while the opportunities are tremendous. This 3-day cross-functional program will generate insights on digital ecosystems and futures – aimed at digital strategy, and less on digital marketing at a granular level.

Program coverage

You will complete some pre-program reading as well as submit a one-paragraph statement about the critical digital transformation challenge your organization is facing. The faculty team will review the challenges and select which ones will be worked on during the program by small teams, in addition to the Ferrari digital challenge which will be presented to senior Ferrari leaders at the end of the program.

During the program, you will keep a learning journal to capture your personal insights and you will be given the opportunity to discuss these insights with the faculty confidentially, or, if broader peer feedback is required, with the other participants. The program allows time for exchanging ideas and experiences with other participants and the faculty team.

To enable you to plan a sustainable path towards a digital future, this program offers three sets of tools: 

  • Concrete steps and tools of digitization employed by other organizations, and their lessons learned
  • The integration of examples and participant input with digital futures through scenario-based foresight. Scenario craft allows us to gain greater visibility into the different ways in which the digital landscape can evolve, and to be prepared with the right moves
  • Actionable moves through trends ecosystem analysis and capability building frameworks

The integration of case studies and participant input with digital futures and strategy frameworks will allow you to learn from others, see uncertainty as opportunity and craft high-level portfolios of strategic options that have a better chance of yielding digital success. 

“Ferrari and Ashridge at Hult are brands with global appeal, and together we are ideally suited to help global companies shape digital futures and win amidst disruption!”

Prof. Dr. Olaf Groth, Program Director & Hult Global Professor of Management, Strategy & Innovation.

Why choose this program?

The learning group embraces all participating organizations and brands to share and build best practices to shape winning digital futures amidst disruption. You will apply your learnings not only to a live Ferrari digital challenge but also to select digital plans for your own organization.

This program  will also allow for a unique immersion into the iconic Ferrari brand in its birth-town of Maranello, Italy, not far from Bologna – you will experience the race thrill of driving a Ferrari car, gain access to an exclusive Ferrari factory tour and enjoy an unforgettable gala dinner in the Ferrari museum.

The faculty are well prepared and give very interesting inputs. We use case studies and make decisions to arrive at useful conclusions.”

Cristina Basilisco, Marketing Leader, Tiffany & Co.

Who is it for?

You are an experienced manager, director or management/leadership team member, keen to shape the future direction of digitalization for your brand(s) or organization, whether you work in Marketing, Digital, or in Innovation and Strategy.

Benefits to you and your organization

You will:

  • Improve your vision of plausible digital customer futures through a proven foresight framework
  • Craft concrete moves for a digital business model and position pro-actively customers and competitors, new entrants and suppliers
  • Gain knowledge of best practice programs and tools, the potential pitfalls and successes involved in digital transformation programs through example activities undertaken by other companies
  • Develop the confidence and skill set to better understand the drivers and implications for digitization and to build your own digital future

Digital futures

“We are absolutely delighted to launch this unique digital consortium program in special partnership with Ferrari, one of the most iconic brands in the world.
 
This is a highly experiential course at Ferrari, Maranello Italy, where all program participants can share their best practices and challenges, and not only learn from a live Ferrari Digital challenge, but also work on high impact digital future strategies plans for their own organizations.”

Tanja Levine, Ashridge Client Director for Ferrari