EBS X GILT PROGRAM

IMPLICATIONS OF EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES

An exclusive program to navigate the fast-paced world of exponential technologies and drive organisational change.

KEY FACTS

UPCOMING INTAKES

June 2024

DELIVERY

Hybrid (In-person and online)

PROGRAM FEE

€9.500

PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Kai Förstl
Robin Weninger

SCHEDULE

Module A:
5 Days at EBS Schloss Campus in Oestrich-Winkel (Monday – Friday)

Module B:
12 virtual weeks with a commitment of 8.5h/week

Module C:
2 Days at EBS Schloss Campus in Oestrich-Winkel (Thursday – Friday)

CERTIFICATE AND CREDITS

This program comes with a certificate worth 8 ECTS, which may be creditable for Master and PHD programs.

EXCLUSIVE INTAKES

This program is year-round and globally available as an exclusive intake upon request.

Program Description

The Future Belongs to the Fast – Lead change in a world driven by exponential technology.

Exponential Technologies are changing the world faster than ever before, creating both exciting opportunities and daunting challenges for leaders in every industry. Technologies that were once considered futuristic are now a reality, and they are reshaping the way we live, work, and communicate. For businesses to thrive in this new landscape, leaders must understand how these technologies are transforming the very nature of work and the way organisations operate. This requires a strategic mindset that can identify opportunities for innovation and growth, as well as a willingness to embrace change and disruption.

In this leadership development program, participants will gain a deep understanding of the key exponential technologies driving technological transformation, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, and quantum technologies. Participants will learn how these technologies are disrupting traditional industries and creating new markets, and, most important, how they can be leveraged to drive innovation and growth.

Moreover, the program will explore the implications of exponential technologies on organisational structures, business models, and leadership practices. Participants will learn about new approaches to leadership that emphasise agility, innovation, collaboration, and how to create a culture that is adaptable to change.

Through case studies, interactive exercises, and group discussions, participants will have the opportunity to apply these concepts to real-world scenarios and develop practical strategies for leading their organisations through the technological transformation in a
challenged-based learning environment. By the end of the program, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate the fast-paced world of exponential technologies and drive their organisations towards a more prosperous future.

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Learning Objectives

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The capability to discuss the implications of exponential technologies and argue strategically in the context of their own organisation.

The capability to identify new opportunities for disruptive innovation.

The capability to strategically access how exponential technologies are changing organisational structures.

The capability to validate technology-driven business models, their feasibility and realisation potential.

The capability to apply essential leadership skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and assumption-based rhetoric in the context of exponential technologies.

The capability to develop an organisation towards new business models, organisational structures and strategy.

Target Profiles

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Executives who are interested in understanding the impact of exponential technologies on their industry and business.

Business leaders responsible for implementing technological solutions and/or organisational transformation within their organisations.

Leaders of functional teams that seek exposure to and practice tools and techniques for developing business strategies, rebalancing various stakeholder interests, assessing and managing risks and opportunities.

Managers and young professionals that want to develop leadership skills to elevate business models, manage stakeholders and scale initiatives for impact.

THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH:

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Module A – The future of business

ORGANISATIONAL IMPLICATIONS

UNIT 1: LEADERSHIP IN THE AGE OF EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES

Topic 1: A World Without Limits – Making Sense of Change  and Coping with Uncertainty

Topic 2: Creating a Strong Culture – Unlocking the Performance Potential of Functionally Diverse Teams

 

UNIT 2: MANAGEMENT IN THE AGE OF EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGY

Topic 3: Vision and Tactics – Developing Strategic Clarity and Navigating the Technology-Era

Topic 4: Re-Thinking Work – Building a Resilient Operating System by using Technology 

 

UNIT 3: FINDING THE NEXT BUSINESS MODEL

Topic 5: Holistic Business Models – How to Deliver Ecological, Social and Economic Value Propositions

Topic 6: Blue Sky Products – Developing Bold Solutions

 

UNIT 4: AN INTRODUCTION TO EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES

Topic 7: The Exponential Mindset – Understanding the Law of Accelerating Returns

Topic 8: Beyond ChatGpt – The Foundation of Artificial Intelligence

Topic 9: Beyond Bitcoin & Crypto – The Foundation of Blockchain 

Topic 10: Beyond Quantum Computing – The Foundation of Quantum Technologies

 

UNIT 5: HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR ORGANISATION 

Topic 11: Responsibility and Ethics – Practising Evidence-Based Decision Making

Topic 12: Design For Disruption – Achieving Organisational Readiness 

Module B – The impact of technology

TECHNOLOGY DISCOVERIES

MASTERCLASS 1: Accessing the decentralised world – Solving the infrastructure challenge

MASTERCLASS 2: Challenges of legacy systems – Digital Infrastructure and new business models in Healthcare

MASTERCLASS 3: Wealth Management and Finance – A decentralised autonomous approach

MASTERCLASS 4: A new frontier for customer engagement – Digital consumption, Online communities and the Metaverse 

MASTERCLASS 5: Preparing for the Q-Day – Post-quantum security

MASTERCLASS 6: Operating AI solution – Intelligent automation and autonomous systems

MASTERCLASS 7: Human-Machine Collaboration – Transforming industries with autonomous robotics 

MASTERCLASS 8: 3D Bioprinting – Propelling the future of regenerative medicine

MASTERCLASS 9: Cybersecurity in the Age of IoT – Securing the Internet of Things

MASTERCLASS 10: Data Privacy and Ethics in the Digital Era – Navigating the Ethical Landscape

MASTERCLASS 11: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Education – Redefining Learning Environments

Masterclass 12: The Future of Work – Remote Collaboration, Automation, and the Gig Economy

Module C – The business world of tomorrow

AT THE INTERSECTION OF A NEW WORLD

UNIT 6: FOCUS AND CLARITY – SEEING THE FOREST AND NOT THE TREES

Topic 13: Inspired by Nature – Using Biomimicry to Foster Coexistence and Collaborative Networks

Topic 14: Ecosystem Services – Sourcing Principles Applied Beyond Materials   

 

UNIT 7: THE INFINITE ORGANISATION

Topic 15: Design Principles and the Art of Doing Business – How to Build a Cultural Foundation for Generational Value

Topic 16: Behavioural Design – Enabling Human-Focused Change Management Practices

Topic 17: Technology and the Mensch – A Business Philosophical Leadership Jam

MEET YOUR
PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Kai Förstl

Kai is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the EBS Business School and Head of EBS Executive School. He earned his doctorate at EBS Universität and completed after which he dedicated his post-doc to applied research at the Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services.

Robin Weninger

Robin Weninger is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the executive education company Global Institute of Leadership and Technology (GILT). He is driven by his passion to help organisations adapt to the rising challenges of the 21st century. He mentored over 100 founders over the last 7 years to streamline their value propositions and business models.

FACULTY AND
INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Tobias Gutmann

Ida Kymmer

Sean Lee

Florian Neukart

Anne-Lena Jost

Alok Anil

Svetlana Sailer

Karan Pinto

Andreas Eckhardt

Alyssa Jade McDonald Bärtel

Ben Baldieri

Meir Shemla

Julia Krönung

Eberhard Scheuer

APPLICATION

June 2024

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1 – Fill out the form below with all required information
Step 2 – You will receive a confirmation of your application
Step 3 – An enrolment manager will reach out to you

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

The following is included in the program fee:

Full participation in the program as per program curriculum including all required materials

Onsite transportation as required by the program (excluding individual arrivals and departures)

 Meals and drinks during the on-campus days (including dinner on evenings with social activities)

Individual travel expenses and accommodation are not included in the program fee

The maximum number of participants will be 25 people to ensure an intensive program environment, spark meaningful conversations and create an atmosphere of trust amongst the participants.

This in an open enrolment program which is not subject to any prerequisites. However, an enrolment manager will discuss all details with you directly to ensure the program is the right fit for you.

Yes, this program is available for teams of any size. Teams can apply regularly and benefit from a team discount.

We also offer an exclusive intake which includes a dedicated program manager and full customisation of the curriculum based on the groups requests.

Yes, this program is offered as an exclusive intake year-round. Please refer to our Custom Programs page in order to learn more about the process involved.

Exclusive intakes are available for team sizes between five people (minimum number of participants) up to 45 people (maximum number of participants) and include a dedicated program manager and full customisation of the curriculum based on the groups requests.

The open enrolment edition of this program is only available at the EBS Schloss Campus in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. However, other locations are available for exclusive intakes upon request.

We offer bank transfer and credit card options to settle the program fee. Invoices can be issued either to the participant or to a company of choice.

As soon as you are offered a place in the program, a booking fee of 50% of the total amount is due within 14 days of confirmation. The remaining participation fee is due one month prior to the start of the program.

In case this payment option can’t be realised due to internal accounting guidelines within a participants organisation, our team will work out an individual payment schedule with the participant (only applies to payments that are settled by a company).

In case a participant needs to cancel the course, the following cancellation policy applies.

If the participation is cancelled:

  • Up to 90 days prior to course start – No further payments required by the participant
  • 89-60 days prior to the course start – The participant is required to pay 50% of the remaining balance
  • 59-30 days prior to the course start – The participant is required to pay 75% of the remaining balance
  • 29-14 days prior to the course start – The participant is required to pay 90% of the remaining balance
  • 14 or less days prior to the course start – The participant is required to pay 100% of the remaining balance

The booking and confirmation fee is in any case non-refundable.

Alternatively, participants that need to cancel the program can assign their seat to another person of their team.

Yes, by the end of the program you will receive a physical and digital certificate of your participation. The certificate will be worth 8 ECTS which might be creditable towards Master, MBA or PHD programs at the European Business School or other institutions.

If ECTS credits are important for your future academic ambitions, please consult an enrolment manager to clear any doubts before the start of the program.