Why join now?

Digitalisation with technologies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution are disrupting the business landscape, amplified by environmental challenges. Rising geopolitical tensions and the recent global pandemic adds to the complexity.

Major business opportunities arise for those who seize them and risks to those who do not.

Leaders need to grasp the new environment in which we operate and revisit the strategic analysis. Find a balance between exploiting the known and exploring the unknown to maximise results over time.

Companies need to build new capabilities and learn new ways to operate, where customer-centric innovation and a fast learning organisation is key to success.

This program builds the capabilities of leaders by providing the perspectives, insights, tools and mindsets necessary to drive transformation and gives access to an alumni network for continued development.

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Team lead

Ulf Änggård
+46 (0)70 854 72 28

For what kind of companies?
This program is designed for mid sized to large industrial companies where technology is core to the business. Previous participants are from companies like:

ABB, Atlas Copco, BAE Systems, De Laval, ELEKTA, Epiroc, Ericsson, SAAB Group, Scania, Sandvik, Siemens Energy, Stora Enso, VBG Group and Volvo Cars.

Who are the participants?
The program addresses managers that need to drive transformation in roles from sourcing, supply chain, operations, R&D to sales and general management. A qualification process secures relevant interaction among participants.

The faculty
The participants meet a selection of top business leaders and lecturers from academia from KTH and other top universities.

Themes in the program

Tech insight – Under the hood of tech

  • Visits to KTH labs to gain insight to state-of-the-art tech underpinning the Fourth Industrial Revolution e.g. visualization, AI, robotics, IoT, 5G, 3D printing and cybersecurity
  • Infused in the modules

Module 1 – The business environment and technology shifts

  • Changing business landscapes
  • How technology shifts drive change
  • The current shift driven by digitalisation, electrification and sustainability

Module 2 – Business strategy

  • Tools and methods for strategy building
  • Innovation and business modelling tools
  • New business models – servizitation, platforms and ecosystems

Module 3 – How to operate in new business environments

  • Creating customer-centric innovation
  • Data-driven decision making
  • New governance systems

Module 4 – How to lead change

  • Leading and communicating change
  • Methods to identifying and clearing barriers to change
  • Participants’ transformational challenges

The learning format
The programs builds on active learning sessions in classroom mixed with visits to labs on KTH campus and online session.

Each participant is expected to share and discuss a transformational challenge to learn from each other and develop a strategy how to address it.

The program length and location
The program is split over four three-day modules on campus and three half days online in between.

The location is at new facilities at KTH Royal Institute of Technology campus in Stockholm – with accommodations in the vicinity.

Calendar for modules in 2022
Module 1: 10-12 May
Module 2: 23-25 August
Module 3: 4-6 October
Module 4: 6-8 December

Online sessions: 14 September and 9 November

The fee for this program is SEK 185 000 (excl. VAT). This covers all material and literature necessary for the program. Travelling and accommodation expenses are not included.


After the admission has been acknowledged the application is binding. A cancellation more than eight weeks before the start of the program will be credited with 90 % of the fee. A cancellation between eight and four weeks before the start of the program will be credited with 50 % of the fee. A cancellation less than four weeks before the program start will receive no refund.