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In the digital era, businesses have no choice but to digitally transform and adapt certain technology practices in order to survive and have a competitive edge. For companies, a digital business strategy is viewed as a means of transforming their businesses, streamlining their processes, and making use of technologies to enhance their interaction with customers and employees, and deliver excellent customer experience.



The programme is designed for Executive IT industry leaders and ICT practitioners at the C-Suite level, aiming to enhance strategic thinking, and leadership skills, and provide an integrated view of the business landscape through key management concepts and best practices.

Application Requirements.

  • Updated CV
  • Reference letter (from employer)
  • Two Passport size photographs

Applications are accepted throughout the year and should be received no later than two months before the start date.

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Competitive Edge of this Programme

Customised content that is targeted for the local industries of East Africa.

International modules that adopt advanced technologies yet to be implemented in the local industries of East Africa.

Course will incorporate different topics in Information Technology that will provide participants with relevant knowledge on digital transformation of organisations.

@iLabAfrica has conducted market research through stakeholder meeting for CIOs.

Networking with executives in strategic leadership positions who are industry experts with relevant knowledge on digital transformation, emerging trends of technologies and local and international information on the current digital era of technology.

Business Opportunities.

Target Audience
1. Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
2. Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
3. Chief Security Officers (CSOs)
4. Individuals in senior IT management who
aspire to be promoted to any of the positions
listed above in the near future.
5. Individuals in executive-level position in
companies or other entities whose profession
is focused on scientific and technological
advancement within the organisation dealing
with current ICT technologies.
6. Board Members who oversee IT functions in
7. Chief Digital and Innovation Officer (CDIO)
8. Chief Digital Transformation Officer (CDTO)
9. Chief Data Officers (CDO)
10. Strategy and Innovation Officers


The Programme is structured into four seperate Modules – including an international module – to be delivered over a period of 8 months. Each Module consists of 5 intensive days (full-time).

Content delivery approach includes but not limited to the following:

  1. Thought-provoking lectures.
  2. Live video-conferencing sessions.
  3.  Use of real-world case studies.
  4.  Visits to leading international companies(International Module).
  5.  Learning enhancedthrough Strathmore University’s eLearning platform.


Module 1: Self-Leadership and the Business Landscape.

1. Developing Self Awareness: Understanding the Me Ltd.
2. Transitioning to the CIO role: The path to C-suite.
3. Emerging Trends in Technology and the future of IT.
4. Driving Cost Optimization: Methods and Frameworks.
5. Building a Digital Transformation Strategy.

Module 2: Leadership and Decision Making

1. IT Governance – Standards, Policies and Processes.
2. Building and Managing a strong IT force.
3. Securing the Enterprise.
4. Crisis Management in IT.
5. Best Practices in IT Budgeting.

Module 3: International Module

1. Digital State Architecture and Transformation in the Information Society.
2.Next Generation Service Design and Digital Transformation.
3. Inforation Security in the Information State.
4. Digital Identity and its Management: Surviving in the Digital World.
5. Interoperability and Data Exchange.
(The course will be delivered in TaiTech University, Estonia. Air Travel (Economies) and accommodation are included in the course fees)

Module 4: IT Strategy & Management Business Alignment

1. Align technology to business strategy
2. Value creation, cost reduction.
3. Gain a market competitive advantage.

Expected Learning Outcomes.

1. Participants will cultivate an Information Technology leader mindset and will fully embrace and understand the role of an IT leader.

2. Participants will be able to formulate and align IT strategies that will be of great value to the organization.

3. Participants will be able to reinvent business models and create innovative products and services through digital transformational skills.