Developing a Digital Transformation Strategy

Initiative Description

Every business needs clear direction and a good digital transformation strategy in order to thrive. A good strategy is particularly important since strategy, not technology should be the driver for digital transformation. The IfM’s Digital Transformation Strategy tool has been developed to help companies analyze the environment in which they operate, examine their capabilities and develop a clear strategy, together with an action plan to put the strategy into effect.

Training Objectives

Gain understanding of digital transformation strategies in industry and develop a proposed process for companies to follow. Analyze SMEs’ environments, opportunities and their capabilities to build a winning digital transformation strategy.

Training Contents

Business Context Analysis, What are the external drivers for digital transformation? What are the internal drivers for digital transformation? What are the current business problems?

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IfM Education and Consultancy Services


  • The training helps any manufacturing SMEs to great a digital transformaiton strategy aligned to their unique organisational context and objectives


  • Workshop


  • Face to face
  • Blended

Technology Absortion Cycle

  • Awareness: supports understand the basic functionality of the technology and its fields of application.
  • Configuration: supports the process of determining how a technology is implemented in a real manufacturing setting. It includes the creation of a business case.

Target Group

  • Directors
  • Plant Manager

Instruction Level

  • Intermediate


  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Defense
  • Education
  • Research & Development
  • Energy

Education Level

  • Bachelor
  • Master


  • 10 to 20




Durations: 1-3 days,



Others, Horizon2020 - Open Innovation project (Science2Society

Countries where training is provided

United Kingdom

Cities where training is provided


Languages this training can be provided

English, German


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