Technology is transforming businesses globally. New emerging technologies, digital practices, and agile business models are serving as change agents of this transformation. To gain a competitive advantage and create maximum value for the business, companies are looking for professionals who can understand the nature and impact of these change agents and drive digital transformation in their organisation.

The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow), in collaboration with Eruditus Executive Education, has designed the Executive Programme in Digital Transformation. This programme's learning journey consists of seven modules spread over 10 months, delivered by senior IIM Lucknow faculty, IIM Lucknow alumni and industry practitioners from Eruditus who are thought leaders in their fields. The programme is a blend of live online classes and three campus immersion visits at IIM Lucknow campus. Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will receive the Management Development Programme (MDP) alumni status of IIM Lucknow.

The Executive Programme in Digital Transformation will equip senior-level executives with a comprehensive knowledge of the digital ecosystem and strategic leadership skills required to execute transformation initiatives at their organisation. Participants will learn to establish a balance between the technical aspects and strategic vision of digital transformation.


  • Develop and acquire the knowledge, perspectives and skills to recognise and adapt to disruption in the industry
  • Understand the correlation between emerging technologies and their impact on transforming businesses
  • Understand platform businesses, the impact and opportunities of adopting platform businesses, and how to compete on platforms
  • Understand strategic drivers of digital transformation, the application of data and analytics, and its impact on business processes
  • Understand transformational business models enabled by co-creation, open innovation and ecosystem along with their impact on business
  • Lead, develop and execute business transformation initiatives in your organisation
  • Unravel the possibilities afforded by new technologies such as robotics and automation, IoT, Blockchain, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence


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      Coming Soon


      10 months
      (Live Online and Campus Immersion Sessions at IIM Lucknow)


      INR TBD

    Who is this Programme For

    The programme is designed to derive measurable impact from a strategic implementation of digital transformation. The Executive Programme in Digital Transformation programme will be beneficial to:

    • Business leaders and mid to senior executives who aspire to drive digital transformation agendas or are in the midst of a digital transformation initiative in their organisations
    • Consultants who work on IT/digital projects and are responsible for proposing strategic solutions or value propositions leveraging digital transformation frameworks
    • Entrepreneurs who are continually dealing with a changing business landscape and seeking to harness opportunities provided by the influx of new technologies
    • ELIGIBILITY - Graduate with a minimum of 5 years of work experience / Post Graduate with 3 years of work experience

    Programme Modules & Faculty


    • Disrupt or be disrupted
    • Building blocks (SMAC/AMPS) leading to disruption
    • Key concepts such as Customer Journey Maps, Ecosystem, Prosumers and Pipelines v/s Platform
    • Industry 4.0: The nexus of speed, scale and scope
    • The challenges faced by incumbents – how do they adapt?
    • Disruptive business models (case studies)
    • Riding the wave – strategies and opportunities
    • Introduction to business analytics (Descriptive, Predictive, Prescriptive)
    • Analytics process and methodology
    • Overview of machine learning and artificial intelligence
    • The Economics of AI
    • AI Canvas – Build your own AI use case for your company
    • Creating a data-savvy organisation
    • The business model maturity index
    • Maximising value from data – new business models, smart products
    • Developing competitive advantage using ML and AI – prediction / automation
    • Augment processes using Business Process Management (BPM) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
    • Process modelling, simulation and automation
    • Using the cloud to enable business transformation
    • How augmented reality will transform your business processes
    • Decentralisation using Blockchain
    • Building a platform business
    • Principles and economics of a platform business (vs conventional/pipeline businesses)
    • Leveraging ecosystems – opportunities and challenges
    • Network effects, two-sided markets
    • Dynamics, limitations, challenges and opportunities of the platform
    • Competing on platforms – strategies to run a platform, why platforms fail (case studies)
    • Digitising the business – product, marketing, operations, supply chain and customer experiences
    • Value creation through innovative business models – Co-creation, Crowdsourcing, Open innovation, 3-D Printing
    • Case studies of transformation across various industries

    (Taught by Eruditus Global Faculty)

    • Design thinking concepts and frameworks
    • Ideation and need finding
    • Prototype development and assessment
    • Application of design thinking methodologies to real-world scenarios
    • Navigating transformation projects
    • Implementation and adoption challenges
    • Best practices to overcome ‘failure to launch’

    Programme Directors & Faculties

    Dr Ashwani Kumar (Director)
    Dr Ashwani Kumar (Director)


    Information Technology and Systems

    Dr Ashwani Kumar is a Professor, Business Analytics and Information Systems at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He has over 19 years of academic work experience and about four years in the industry. Ashwani has designed and developed new courses / management development programmes in Business Analytics in collaboration with SAS and ERP / Enterprise Systems in collaboration with Microsoft. His articles have been published in globally reputed international journals. His areas of teaching and research interest include predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, information systems and digital transformation.

    Ashwani holds a PhD degree from Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, an MBA from Melbourne Business School, MS in Technology Management from the National University of Singapore and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur.

    Prof. Amit Agrahari (Director)
    Prof. Amit Agrahari (Director)

    Associate Professor

    Information Technology and Systems

    Prof. Amit Agrahari teaches programmes on digital transformation and government information systems at IIM Lucknow. His doctoral dissertation explored e-Procurement adoption and has resulted in a book and several research papers in this area. Before joining IIM Lucknow, he worked with Infosys Technologies Limited in their research Labs (SETLabs). He co-founded the Procurement Observatory, Uttar Pradesh www.procurementobservatoryup.com and a fintech incubator (SCIFI) at IIM Lucknow. He is a member of the working group in analytics (WGA) at the Government e-Marketplace. As a procurement and information systems consultant, Prof. Amit Agrahari served the World Bank Group, Indian Army Service Corp and Weapon and Equipment Directorate, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Pradeshik Cooperative Dairy Federation, Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, Department of Posts, Kolkata Port Trusts, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Government of India etc. He delivered a customized training programme for the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation, Atos India and Yum Brands India.

    He co-developed training programmes on public procurement and business analytics which has attracted participants from multiple countries. He received the Emerald/IAM Indian Management Research Fund Award 2015.

    Dr Anirban Chakraborty (Faculty)
    Dr Anirban Chakraborty (Faculty)

    Assistant Professor


    Dr Anirban Chakraborty is an FPM from IIM Bangalore. He is currently a faculty in the area of marketing at IIM Lucknow and has five years of managerial experience. He teaches design thinking and consumer behaviour to postgraduate (PGP) students of IIM Lucknow. His course has been voted as the best marketing elective by two consecutive PGP batches of 2018 and 2019. He has conducted multiple well-acclaimed design thinking workshops for participants from organisations like Franklin Templeton, Samsung India, Piaggio, KFC etc.

    Laxminarayanan G (Faculty)
    Laxminarayanan G (Faculty)

    Associate Director, Analytics & Cognitive

    Deloitte, India

    Laxminarayanan G is a senior executive from one of the Big4 consulting firms. He is a management graduate from IIM Lucknow with a Post Graduate Diploma in AI/Machine Learning from IIIT Bangalore. He is an experienced management consultant with diverse experience in consulting, analytics, training and mentoring of teams in the areas of strategy, management and technology. As a successful practitioner, he has been involved in delivering end to end transformational engagements for clients over the last 14 years. He has been involved in mentoring executives through workshops and lectures for the last 13+ years. He is a regular speaker at different CII forums on the topics of management and technology.

    Sridhar Srinivasan (Faculty)
    Sridhar Srinivasan (Faculty)

    Enterprise Transformation

    Business Analytics and Information Management

    Sridhar Srinivasan is a Technology Practice Leader with over 25 years of experience in the IT Services industry. He has held positions such as SVP Verticals, SVP Global Delivery Head, VP Media Vertical, VP Microsoft Practice, Practice Manager BI / DW at Wipro Technologies, Brillio Technologies and WinWire Technologies. Sridhar has also serviced over 150 global clients who are majorly in Fortune 1000 and incubated businesses from start-up to $ 100 million run rate. He has an extensive industry exposure in BFSI, MFG, Retail & CPG, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Telecom, Media & Technology and Public Services. He has built and nurtured practices addressing Analytics & Big Data, BI / DW, Oracle Applications and Microsoft. Sridhar is a PGDM from IIM Lucknow (1994) and has a BE Electrical from Visvesvaraya NIT, Nagpur (1990).

    Dave Poritzky (Global Practitioner)
    Dave Poritzky (Global Practitioner)

    Dave Poritzky is the CEO of Envista Strategies, a boutique advisory and investment firm focusing on early-stage company growth and later-stage strategic challenges. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, where he has taught five different MBA Business Communications courses over the past decade, and has led various online courses at The Wharton School and IMD.

    Dave spent almost a decade as part of the leadership team of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), a leading advanced-energy research and data firm that was acquired by Bloomberg LP during his tenure there. Dave led several initiatives at Bloomberg/BNEF, including the firm’s Future of Energy Summit series and various other consulting projects serving top-tier companies in the energy/power/fuels arena. Dave graduated Cornell University with honors and received his MBA/MA from the Wharton School and the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Programme Fee

    Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
    Coming Soon 10 Months Live Online and Campus Immersion Sessions at IIM Lucknow TBD
    Deadline Application Fee
    Round 1 TBD
    Remarks Instalment Amount
    Instalment TBD

    Student Loan Details

    Loan Amount Available Tenure (months) EMI


    • 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: 6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48
      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.