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STARTS ON September 28, 2023 Last Date to Apply: September 27, 2023
DURATION 40 Weeks Online (4-6 hours/ week)
ELIGIBILTY Any graduate/diploma holder with minimum 10 years of work experience required
STARTS ON September 28, 2023 Last Date to Apply: September 27, 2023
DURATION 40 Weeks Online (4-6 hours/ week)
PROGRAMME FEE INR 6,00,000 + GST View Payment Plan Documents Required to Apply

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Programme Overview

The Chief Digital Officer programme by ISB Executive Education is the first of its kind in India that has been designed by the No. 1 B-School in India* that will help you finesse your digital leadership skills and teach how to bring about an innovation & transformation mindset in the organisation.

According to a BCG report, almost 70% of digital transformations fall short of their objectives and end up failing. Digital change is critical for any organisation today, but they often overlook one important factor – People. How to make people overcome ogranisational inertia often deep rooted over decades?

For where there is inertia there is also Opportunity, that same BCG report also states digital leaders achieve earnings growth that is 1.8 times higher than digital laggards and more than double the growth in total enterprise value.

So what are you waiting for? Enrol today.

Source: FT Global MBA Ranking 2023

Why ISB Executive Education?

  • #1

    Research Ranking in India

  • 50K+

    Executive Network

  • #4

    B-School in Asia

Programme Highlights


Pre-Recorded Video Lectures* with for self-paced learning from renowned ISB faculty


Real Life Case Studies like Apollo 13, Nestlé


Capstone Project

Networking & Peer-to-peer Learning


Doubt solving webinar/week with success coach


Masterclasses with Industry Experts

- *This is a self-paced online programme. Thus, faculty will not be a part of weekly live sessions or any other live interaction in this programme. We have a curated panel of eminent industry practitioners who will be conducting the weekly live doubt-clearing sessions.
- **Assignments are graded either by industry practitioners who are available to support participants in their learning journey and/or by the Emeritus grading team. The final number of quizzes, assignments and discussions will be confirmed closer to the programme start.
- Live Webinar with ISB faculty's recordings may or may not be made available, at the discretion of faculty members. Emeritus or the institute does not guarantee availability of any session recordings.

  Non-Accredited Institute
Accredited institution Accredited by three global accreditation bodies - EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. This is the highest in PG business education No accreditation
Curriculum Designed by India’s No.1 Business School* Designed by a non-accredited Institute
Financial Times Rankings 2023 No.1 Business School in India*
No.4 in Asia
No ranking
Pre-Recorded Video Lectures* with for self-paced learning from renowned ISB faculty
Weekly doubt-clearing sessions with success coach
Access to 50,000+ ISB Executive Network and LinkedIn Group
Exclusive invitations to Online and Offline events by ISB Executive Education
Flexible payment options

The Chief Digital Officer programme by ISB Executive Education is the first of its kind programme in India with a well-structured curriculum designed by the No.1 B-School in India* that will prepare you for digital leadership.

The programme faculty includes Prof Deepa Mani, Prof Rajendra Srivastava, Prof. Nandu Nandkishore, Prof. Vishal Karungulam, Prof. Ramnarayan Subramaniam, Prof. Anand Nandkumar and Prof. Ashish Sinha who are stalwarts in the field of digital transformation & leadership. Together, they bring a gamut of several years of academic research and practitioner experience across multiple publications, and corporates.

Source: FT Global MBA Ranking 2023

Key Topics You Will Learn in this Programme

Digital Data and Transformation
Digital Innovation and Performance
Leadership in Digital World

Who is this Programme for?

This programme is best suited for senior management professionals who are or are about to be at a CXO level position of leadership and in charge of driving digital innovation & transformation in their organisation.

Senior Professionals at CXO Levels:

Chief Digital Officer | Chief Information Officer | Chief Transformation Officer | Chief Information Security Officer Head Digital Transformation | Vice President Digital Transformation |Head of Strategy | Vertical Head – Digital Strategy/ Product Strategy/ Digital/IT/Technology

Mid to Senior Professionals at pre-CXO Levels:

Digital Transformation Manager |Senior Product Manager | Digital Transformation Leader | Deputy General Manager | General Manager | Associate Vice President | Consultant | Senior Consultant

Key Industries

where this programme is relevant: IT, E-commerce, Banking and Finance, FMCG, Media, Retail, Healthcare

Eligibility: Graduates / Diploma holders with minimum 10 years work experience as of September 28, 2023.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn about the processes and methods to develop a strong digital-focused culture in the organisation.
  • How to assess the impact of disruptive technologies and how organisations can manage impact and achieve benefits.
  • How to use leadership effectively to create and foster a mindset for innovation in teams & organisations
  • Learn to accelerate acceptance of digital initiatives & accelerate the transformation in organisations.
  • Effectively introduce and manage new product offerings to achieve desired business outcomes.
  • Explore how to build digital capabilities ground up for pushing forward digital transformation
  • Understand how to improve persuasion skills for advocating & advancing digital initiatives.
  • Key project and change management principles/methods to utilise in operations to support the team and meet the strategic objectives of the organisation.
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Programme Modules

6 months Core Course + 3 months Elective ( choose from 2)

Core Modules

  • Role of a CDO in Building a Digital Culture
  • CDO's Role in a Lean Start-up
  • Digital Disruption Landscape
  • Digital Transformation Journey
  • Managing AI/ML, IOT, Digital Twin, Cloud and DevOps,
  • Blockchain Disruptions
  • Implementing Organisation-wide Customer-Centric Culture
  • Value Creation and Value Capture in Digital Transformation
  • Digital Product Management Through Agile and User-Centered Design Principles
  • Customer Journey and Personalisation in Marketing Campaigns Using CDP
  • Data Governance
  • Leveraging Data for Personalisation and Customer Experience
  • Ethical Considerations in Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • Building Trust and Value Creation in the Platform Economy
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Digital Platforms; Multi-Sided Markets / Two-Sided Markets
  • Change Management
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation
  • Management of Technology
  • Ethical and Responsible AI
  • Emerging Trends in Data Science and AI
  • Enterprise Data Strategy
  • Design Principles for Impactful Data Story Telling Through Data Visualisation
  • Incorporating Storytelling Techniques in Data Visualisation
  • Digital Transformation Strategy
  • Change Management for Successful Digitalisation
  • Reinventing Value Chains for Growth
  • Organising a Digital Ecosystem
  • Cyber Threats and Risks in The Digital Landscape
  • Cybersecurity Frameworks and Best Practices
  • Developing a Cyber Resilience Strategy
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship Models for Digital Transformation
  • Organising for Digital Innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Thinking and Rapid Ideation
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Strategies for Open Innovation
  • Open Innovation Culture
  • Leadership Strategies
  • Key Leadership Behaviours
  • Networks and Their Importance in Adoption and Adaptation to Change
  • The Art of Storytelling
  • Group Dynamics
  • Perception to Decision
  • Nurturing Innovation
  • Manage Crisis
  • Crisis Management for Effective Response and Resolution
  • Value Creation
  • Ethical Behaviour Framework
  • Governance
  • Sustainable Value Creation
  • Doughnut Economics
  • Circular Economy
  • Leadership Challenges of Digitalisation
  • Leadership Challenges of Digital Transformation.
  • Strategic Thinking Skills for Effective Decision-Making
  • Core Changes for Championing DT
  • Successful Digital Transformation Strategy
  • Mindset to Influence Key Stakeholders
  • Stakeholder Commitment Analysis
  • Leader's Role in Creating Psychological Safety
  • Change Management and Workforce Transformation
  • Digital Culture
  • SCARF model
  • Models of Organisation Design to Enhance Digital Readiness
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset for DT
  • Effective Execution of Digital Strategy
Full ISB Executive Alumini Status

Gain the ISB Executive Alumni Status

  • ISB Executive Alumni Credentials: ISB Email ID
  • Access to ISB Research Tools: Podcast / Async content, ISB RCI Research Reports, Self-Help Articles, Development Tools & Simulation Instruments
  • Learning and Networking opportunities via ISB Executive Education Network Group on LinkedIn 20% discount on ISB Executive Education Open programmes
  • Access to ISB Executive resources like the ISB Executive Education support team, ExecEd Stories, Articles, Blogs Exclusive invitations to Online and Offline events like Webinars, Conferences, Master Classes, etc
  • Scope to facilitate as a Guest Speaker at ISB Executive events

Disclaimer: All activities for ISB Executive Education alumni are handled by the Alumni Engagement department. Whenever there are any events or webinars held, they will be informing the alumni community of the same. Events take place yearly basis availability of resources & is subject to change.

Emeritus Insights

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

As a participant in the programme, you can enjoy a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal, giving you unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news, to technology and life and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.

Emeritus Insights

Free One-Year Access to Emeritus Insights

As a learner of this programme, you will get free 1 year premium access to Emeritus Insights- a microlearning platform to help you shape your success. You can build 50+ in-demand skills from 5000+ bite-sized video lessons from best-selling books, subject matter experts and Harvard Business Review. You will also get access to live, engaging sessions with industry experts on Insights LIVE.

Key Programme Faculty

Deepa Mani

Professor, Information Systems

Deputy Dean - Digital Learning and Executive Education

Professor Deepa Mani’s research interests are at the intersection of technology, organisation, and society. Her research articles have been published in leading academic journals. Deepa works closely with industry to drive innovation and strategies for the digital economy. She also works closely with the central and state governments to explore the impact of technology interventions in areas such as education, healthcare and urbanization. Deepa completed her undergraduate education from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and her graduate education from Carnegie Mellon University. She received her doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Former Dean and Novartis Professor of
Marketing Strategy and Innovation

Prof. Srivastava has over 30 years as an academic and administrator. Prior to joining ISB, he was Provost and Deputy President of Academic Affairs at Singapore Management University. His research interests include Marketing Strategy, Marketing Metrics, and Brand/Customer Management. His current work focuses on Business Model Innovations, especially in Services, B2B, Technology and Emerging Markets. He is best known globally, for his work on measuring the impact of market-facing business processes, and the value of market-based assets. Before SMU, he held distinguished research chairs and senior management positions at the University of Texas at Austin and Emory University in Atlanta.

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Adjunct Professor (Practice), Marketing

Global C suite Executive with over 34 years of global experience in Leadership roles across a diverse set of environments in both emerging and developed markets, including as Executive Board Director for NESTLE in Asia, Oceania & Africa and also as Global CEO for Nestlé Nutrition. In charge of markets all over the world including US, Europe & LATAM. Nandu is actively involved in using his expertise and experience to help guide companies through this fast-changing world.

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Visiting Faculty at ISB
Group Product Manager, Google

Vishal has 17+ years of work experience in product management and product leadership roles across companies like TCS, Microsoft and he currently serves as the Group Product Manager - Data & Analytics Products with Google.

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Professor of Organisational Behavior (Practice)

Ram has been a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Visiting Faculty at the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and a Guest Professor at the University of Bamberg, Germany. He has carried out research assignments funded by the US Office of Personnel Management, Ford Foundation, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, Department for International Development, and German Sciences Foundation. Apart from books on Change Management, Organisation Development and Strategic Management of Public Enterprises, Professor Ramnarayan has edited a book of Cases in Organisational Behaviour.

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Associate Professor, Strategy
Executive Director – SRITNE

Anand explores industry and firm level phenomena that influence innovation – the generation of new ideas and entrepreneurship – distribution and commercialization of new ideas. His research focuses on high technology industries such as pharmaceuticals, bio-technology and software, and it falls in between industrial organisation (IO), economics of technological change and strategy. His current work in the innovation stream examines the effect of stronger IPR on different aspects of innovation such as the influence of stronger patents on long run incentives for innovation or the influence of stronger patents on the functioning of Markets for Technology (MFT).

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Visiting Professor; Senior Fellow at CLMP;
Associate Dean (Interim) - Executive Education

Prof. Sinha has held senior leadership roles in both academia and industry. His research work involves developing systems to help managers make better decisions and improve consumer welfare. Before joining ISB, he was the Associate Dean (Research) and the de-facto co-Internal Dean at UTS Business School, Australia. He helped the school become one of the top 3 business schools in Australia. Prof Sinha has a PhD Marketing Science from the University of Alberta.

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Programme Certificate

Upon successfully completing the programme with a minimum 70% score, you will be awarded a certificate for the Chief Digital Officer programme from ISB Executive Education.

Sample Certificate
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How do I know if this programme is right for me?

After reviewing the information on the programme landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the programme brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this programme is a good fit for you, please email, and a dedicated programme advisor will follow-up with you very shortly.

What other dates will this programme be offered in the future?

Check back to this programme web page or email us at to inquire if future programme dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet

I have a full-time job. What is the time commitment expected from me?

The programme has been designed with your busy schedule in mind. You will be required to commit not more than four to six hours per week enabling you to benefit from this transformative programme while fulfilling your day-to-day work responsibilities.

What is the mode of the programme?

The programme has recorded lectures, assignments, quizzes and 2 capstone projects for a hands-on experience, and live office hours with our programme coordinators and industry experts every week for doubt resolution and discussions.

Are there live sessions in the programme?

There are 4 live webinars with the ISB Faculty, 1 after each pillar of the programme. We also have live webinars with programme coordinators and industry experts also called Emeritus office hours, every week for doubt solving and any discussion regarding the curriculum.

What if I miss the assignments for a particular week? Can I attempt them later?

An assignment that is not submitted by the due date is late. Late assignments will be accepted until one week after the programme end date, which is published on the programme homepage. It is strongly recommended that you attempt and submit the assignments every week for a holistic learning experience. Late submissions will be graded at the end of the course.

What is it like to learn with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programme said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the programme delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the programme in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated programme support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

Participants must receive 70% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion and gain the ISB Executive Alumni Status.

Each programme includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enrol. This is referenced at the top of the programme landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the programme brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programmes are designed to fit into your working life.

You must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programmes include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the programme brochure. Please contact us at if you need further clarification on any specific programme requirements.

What type of certificate will I receive?

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile. The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the programme, once grading is complete.

Does the programme grant alumni status?

You will gain the ISB Executive Alumni Status and get access to all the benefits that it offers. You can read about the benefits on our landing page.

How long will I have access to the learning materials?

You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and programme materials for 12 months following the programme start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

What equipment or technical requirements are there for this programme?

Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.

Do I need to be online to access the programme content?

Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access programme content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the programme without missing any of the core programme material or learnings.

Is there an option to make flexible payments for this programme?

Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the programme fee in instalments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.

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Erulearning Solutions Private Limited (a company incorporated in India) is a subsidiary of Eruditus Learning Solutions Pte Ltd (a company incorporated in Singapore), and operates under the brand name of 'Eruditus' and 'Emeritus'.

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