As we continue to go digital, companies are transforming their business strategies to meet every online demand. Emerging technologies and flexible business models are aiding organisations to walk in step with the times. In order to make this possible, companies are in constant search of trained and skilled professionals who will help their organisations move ahead.

XLRI VIL's Executive Development Programme in Digital Transformation Strategies will empower you in every aspect of digital transformation, starting with a macro perspective and discussing various facets of transformation like technology, new business models, marketing & finance, fintech, innovation & change management, business analytics, and communication.

As part of this programme, you will be able to understand technological disruptions that drive change, discover newer ways of competing and collaborating, identify and develop new strategic capabilities, and drive transformational organisational leadership.


- Introduction to digital transformation concepts and avenues of converting them into competitive advantages
- Master the nuances of digital transformation and business disruption in 8 months
- Live online teaching & interactive sessions with XLRI VIL faculty
- Learning via real-world business applications, industry case studies, and capstone project
- Networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities
- Certification of completion from a premiere B-School


  • An understanding of the nuances of transformation technologies, learnt new business models, and acquired cross-domain perspectives
  • Gained insights into new business practices with a focus on innovation, design thinking principles & entrepreneurship
  • An understanding of the impact of emerging technologies on business transformation
  • The ability to navigate the wave of disruption and make organisations 'digital-ready'
  • Gained the ability to build digital capabilities and implement digital strategies to drive your organisation ahead of the competition
  • Strengthened capabilities in transformational organisational leadership and communication


Executive Development Programme in Digital Transformation Strategies - Certificate Click to view certificate



      28 March 2021


      8 Months
      (Live Online Sessions
      Every Sunday: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM)


      INR 1,60,000 + GST

    Who is this Programme For

    The Executive Certificate Programme in Digital Transformation Strategies will prove to be beneficial for every professional who aims to build a career in digital strategies and business development.

    This programme is ideal for:

    • Managers and senior managers who are currently engaged in digital transformation projects in their organisations or aspire to lead such initiatives
    • CEOs, COOs, CTOs, business leaders or function heads who are engaged in strategic planning and want to explore new opportunities by leveraging transformation and disruption
    • Consultants who work with clients to help them transition, transform and scale their businesses by leveraging new technologies
    • Entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses and who want to stay ahead of the competition by leveraging innovative technologies and digital solutions
    • ELIGIBILITY: Graduate/ Diploma (10+2+3) in any discipline. Minimum 3 years of work experience

    Programme Modules & Faculty


    • Reimaging your business for the digital era and its ecosystems
    • Digital disruption of Business, Clearing the Digital BLUR
    • Social Mobile Analytics and Cloud (SMAC)
    • What is Digital Mastery?
    • Building Digital Capability of Organisations
    • Improving Leadership Capability of Organisations
    • Why Digital Transformation could fail and Myths of Digital Transformation
    • Transformation using Technology
    • Creating and implementing digital and social strategies
    • IOT and Automation
    • Blockchain Applications
    • Data Analytics and its Applications
    • AL and ML Applications
    • Fintech: Experience sharing
    • Industry 4.0 (digital transformation of the manufacturing sector in various areas on factory floor and what is the value delivered)
    • Data strategy for digital transformation – how data storage, ingestion, and analysis has been changing with the combination of structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data from various sources
    • Sales and marketing in a digitally-transformed world (digital marketing) – different channels of interacting with customers, SEO, Digital Ads, CMS, location detection and other systems
    • Agile methodology for digital transformation
    • Organisational stability and change-when and why are they required?
    • Challenges of Strategic Transformation-inertia and resistance
    • Turnaround Strategy for organisations in performance crisis
    • Transforming Business Successfully (strategic alignment and culture)
    • Choosing the right innovation for your firm, Types of Innovation, Innovation Choice and Strategy, Tools available for Innovation Strategy
    • Evolution of Technologies and Markets, Disruption and its Characteristics, Dynamics of Innovation in an industry
    • Platforms and Business Model Innovation
    • Open Innovation
    • Managing innovation: Role of leadership and culture
    • Design Thinking, Process of design thinking, Key Principles, Design thinking culture
    • Intrapreneurship thinking for DT
    • Digital Transformation Compass
    • Framing the Digital Challenge, focusing on investment, Mobilising the organisation, Sustaining the Digital Transformation

    Note: Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the total programme hours.


    Dr. Ashis Kumar Pani (Programme Director)
    Dr. Ashis Kumar Pani (Programme Director)

    Dean, XLRI - Xavier School of Management

    Professor, Information Systems Area

    A gold medalist in Math & Computer Science from IIT Madras, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Pani has published and presented several papers in leading journals and international conferences. He was the recipient of the prestigious Fulbright fellowship in 2018. His current areas of interest include SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud), artificial intelligence, and digital transformation.

    Dr. Saurav Snehvrat (Programme Faculty)
    Dr. Saurav Snehvrat (Programme Faculty)


    Strategic Management Area

    With over a decade of corporate experience in varied fields like IT, Finance & Pharmaceutical in India and USA, Prof. Snehvrat has been extensively involved in corporate training programmes in creativity, innovation, problem solving, design thinking, technology management, and corporate strategy. He is a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from IIM Ranchi, and holds an MBA (with distinction) from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

    Dr. Indrajit Mukherjee (Programme Faculty)
    Dr. Indrajit Mukherjee (Programme Faculty)


    Strategic Management Area

    Dr. Indrajit Mukherjee’s interests in teaching & training include business turnaround, strategic transformation and growth, strategy implementation, and family business management. During his industry career, he has handled transfer, absorption, reverse engineering and indigenisation of technology. Prof. Mukherjee is also an angel investor and a BOD member of one of the fastest growing start-ups in eastern India in the financial sector.

    Dr. Supriya Kumar De (Programme Faculty)
    Dr. Supriya Kumar De (Programme Faculty)


    Information Systems Area

    Dr. Supriya Kumar De has a M.Sc. and Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur. He has worked with IDRBT and XLRI. His research interests include Product Design and Development, Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse and Data and Knowledge Engineering etc.

    Programme Fee

    Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
    March 28, 2021 8 Months Live Online Sessions
    Every Sunday: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    INR 1,60,000 + GST
    Deadline Application Fee
    Round 1 Jan 27, 2021 INR 2,500 + GST
    Round 2 Feb 19, 2021 INR 2,500 + GST
    Round 3 Mar 16, 2021 INR 2,500 + GST
    Remarks Instalment Amount
    Instalment 1 Within 7 days of selection INR 20,000 + GST
    Instalment 2 Mar 26, 2021 INR 40,000 + GST
    Instalment 3 Jun 25, 2021 INR 50,000 + GST
    Instalment 4 Sep 25, 2021 INR 50,000 + GST

    Student Loan Details

    Loan Amount Available Tenure (months) EMI
    INR 1,79,360 36 INR 6,631


    • The above EMI’s are indicative. The EMI’s offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.
    • Other EMI tenures available (Months):
      Propelld: 12/18/24/30/36/42/48
      Eduvanz: 12/24/36/48

    Please visit Students Loans and Financing for details on how to avail a student loan.

    System Requirements

    This programme includes live online classes. To attend a live online class you will need to have a PC/ Laptop/ Mac with

    • Speakers and microphone: built-in or a USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
    • Webcam: built-in or USB plug-in
    • Processor: with Dual Core 2Ghz or higher (i3/ i5/ i7 or AMD equivalent)
    • RAM: 4 GB or higher
    • OS: Either MacOS 10.7 or higher OR Windows 8 or higher
    • An internet connection: Minimum bandwidth of 3.0 Mbps (up/ down)
    • Browser: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
    • Zoom software client installed on your PC/ Laptop/ Mac

    We use the Zoom software application to conduct live online classes. Zoom works on a variety of PCs/ Laptops/ Mac systems and also on phones and tablets. You can join your live online class from a phone or tablet if it supports the Zoom client. We recommend that you attend classes from a PC/ Laptop/ Mac.