The program for Board Members and Executives looking to address the disruptive business digital challenge in depth
The Digital Business and Silicon Valley Foresight program is appreciated as an exclusive, insightful and effective experience jumpstarting participants into higher knowledge of future business trends impacted by digital progress as well as awareness of how trend signals can be found in this buzzing and disruptive business world. Visiting a number of digital competitive Silicon Valley companies increases the insight into new global business models and awareness of pace and do-ability. At academia, we will get insights into new entrepreneurial leadership practices.
We will arrange dedicated network time with Silicon Valley business people, in addition to all valuable new contacts with both the other participants, as well as company and academia contacts. At the strategy workshop, we will learn about new modern agile strategy approaches and work with our own challenges. An experienced strategy evaluation business panel will share their insights. Finally, we will continue the planning for our ongoing journey back home.
The valuable program is complemented with our proven Executive Digital Business Program, including six months of digital coaching and twelve months access to an exclusive alumni network!
The program is organized via our offices in Palo Alto and Stockholm, blending foresight facilitation workshops, company visits, and digital learning in a unique way. Apply below for our upcoming program!
The disruptive business digital challenge
Today’s board members and management teams get exposed to an increasing number of new disruptive challenges. The executive leaders need to understand new trends and how to monitor them, new ways of thinking and running the businesses. They need to be more closely involved when setting the strategic direction for the companies they serve, and build a network of leaders with similar challenges to interact with.
The Digital Business & Silicon Valley Foresight Program will expose you to new perspectives that will catapult your ability to lead and advise the organizations you serve, as well as increase your personal reputation and effectiveness and help you attract new business opportunities and board positions.
What you can expect from participating in our program:
- New insights and foresight, invaluable to understand your workable future
- Access to the full curriculum of the Executive Digital Business Program including supporting webinars and individual online coaching
- Meetings with cutting-edge disruptive companies and academia in Silicon Valley
- Findings to enhance current business strategies, models and plans for an agile strategy
- Assessment of own strategy by Executive Business Panel
- Access to our platform for ongoing inspiration, innovation, and trend spotting
- Access to an exclusive community of business leaders with digital competence (12 months), including additional webinars on future topics
- Advancing skills in social media and collaboration tools to explore and practice in order to position yourself as a leader
Sample Program Schedule (variations may occur)
Module 1 activities: Kick Off
Assessment of Digital Business Leadership Potential for your organization and for you as a leader
Webinar with inspiration on trends, strategies, and digital business models
The Explore, Learn and Advance learning topics of the Executive Digital Business Program, including individual coaching online
Module 2 activities: Silicon Valley Immersing Week (sample program):
Day 1 – Silicon Valley and week introduction, followed by Future Foresight Workshop together with Institute of the Future. After a joint lunch we visit one or two Companies* and rounding up with a Palo Alto Dinner under the theme “Sense at Scale”
Day 2 – Breakfast at Coupa Café (where many of the Silicon Valley business deals are discussed), followed by 2 to 3 Company* visits including a joint lunch and an Academia (Stanford/Berkeley) visit followed by a Californian wine tasting session and a joint dinner under the theme “Involve to Innovate”
Day 3 – One Company visit and lunch, followed by Agile Strategy Insight training and Workshop rounding up with joint networking dinner with Silicon Valley business people under the theme “Align the Actions”
Day 4 – Strategy Revisit Workshop and a Californian lunch, followed by Business Panel Feedback Session and action planning for the executive digital business program, starting after returning from Silicon Valley
*Companies – Examples of previous companies include Tesla, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, and specialized digitally competitive companies . The module 2 activities will take place in the Bay Area, i e in Palo Alto and in San Francisco.
Module 3 activities: Kick On as a Digital Leader
The Align, Amplify and Excel learning topics from the Executive Digital Business Program (6 months of individual, online coaching and sharing webinars)
After the program, the participants are invited to join an exclusive alumni network for 12 months without additional charge. The network will provide opportunities for personal support, community sharing and webinars for further learning topics.
Continued learning & inspiration via our Digital Insight Platform (1 year access included)
Dates, fees, and conditions for enrollment
The fee includes meals during the four-day program and a wine tasting activity. Travel cost and accommodation are excluded.
The fee for programs in 2016 is SEK 59.000/Euro 5.900 / USD 6.900 excl. VAT (Fee subject to change. Swedish VAT (25%) may apply pending participant’s origin of business).
Terms & Conditions:
25% of the fee is due for payment upon registration to reserve your spot.
The remaining amount is due for payment 10 days prior to Module 1 start date (40 days prior to Module 2 start date), i.e. January 25, 2017 for Program 2.
Our participant selection process is purposefully exclusive to ensure a mix of participants with appropriate professional achievement, non-competing organizational responsibility and advancing leader ambition. We recommend having two participants join per company if doable, ideally combined by representatives from board and management.
Our programs get filled up quickly, you may want to tentatively reserve a seat by forwarding your application. Please note that the reservation is non-binding and does not constitute a formal application, or acceptance into the program.
Module 1 access is given 30 days prior to Module 2 dates
Program 2: February 6, 2017
Module 2 dates in Silicon Valley:
Program 2: March 7 – March 10, 2017
Module 3 access is given upon arrival from Silicon Valley visit
Program 2: March 13, 2017
Final application deadlines:
Program 2: January 20, 2017 for our March Program