Understand how to leverage AI, IoT and robotics for your business

The business potential of transformational technologies like IoT, artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain and quantum computing is enormous but how do you separate the hype from the reality?

TransformTECH is designed for executives looking to explore latest technologies and their business applications. The program is also ideal for teams who have a project/opportunity in mind and want to use TransformTECH to develop their opportunity.

Combining business and technology experts in one program, you will be inspired to find new business solutions using the most globally applicable innovative technologies. Every year, the faculty choose the most relevant innovative technologies and help you apply them to your business. All of this - in just 5 days.


Create new business opportunities by exploring latest technologies and the impact for your industry


Work with an innovation coach to identity a tech opportunity that addresses your business goal or challenge

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Become familiar with nimble innovation practices, the venturing world, design thinking and rapid prototyping

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Develop a beta-prototype with experts in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship that you can apply to your business

IMD and EPFL join forces to offer you a unique learning experience

Using the latest design thinking methodology, TransformTECH focuses on perspectives of business with which you can harness technology. Each technology - Artificial Intelligence, IoT, robotics, blockchain or quantum computing – separately or combined, has the potential to transform your business.

Pre-program: Describe your business goal or challenge & identify a tech opportunity

During the program:

- Discover the next-frontier technologies: Artifical Intelligence, IoT and intelligent robotics
- Apply design thinking to your business
• Deliver new user experiences
• Develop operational efficiencies
• Design new products, services & solutions
- Experiential learning
Lab sessions, innovation from startups, pretotyping workshop, learning
exchange – translate what it means for your business case

Post-program: Continue technology pretotyping

Discover how technology can help you solve your operational challenges
Visit laboratories at EPFL to see technology in practice
Gain insight into the rich and dynamic “ecosystem” of start-ups
Experiential learning through pretotyping workshop

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You and your peers

This program is designed for individual business executives and teams in mid to senior-level management. Ideal participants include: general managers, executives in business development, marketing, sales, operations, customer service, HR, legal and finance.

Whether you simply want to explore the latest technologies and their business applications, or you are a team with a project/opportunity you want to develop, TransformTECH is designed for you.

You will gain a deeper understanding of the latest innovative technologies and how to apply them to your business. You have a working understanding of technology rather than technical expertise. This program is not designed for tech experts.

For maximum impact, and where possible, we recommend you join as a team of colleagues.

upper middle/senior manager
avg. years of experience

When you encounter awe-inspiring technology, it can be challenging to see how you can apply it to your own business. You need a framework and language to ask deeper, sharper questions and find the right strategy. TransformTECH gives you all this, plus the chance to prepare your own prototype with help from experts.

Cyril Bouquet

Program Co-Director

Next start & fee
On-campus: 5 days


CHF 9,900



CHF 9,900


TransformTECH is part of the IMD Digital Excellence Diploma, combine multiple digital transformation programs on your personalized learning journey and get special pricing.


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