Strategic Leadership of Industry 4.0

    Implementation and integration of technology related to Industry 4.0 for new-age leaders

    Industry 4.0 refers to a new phase in the Industrial Revolution that focuses heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. The massive impact of Industry 4.0 and the role of technology is fundamentally transforming business models and processes. Therefore, the need of the hour is Leadership behaviours and strategies that inspire, support and offer guidance in order to accelerate and guarantee the digital transformation's success. The challenge at hand is to harness and realize the benefits of the Industry 4.0 future. It’s not only about creating a technology roadmap, but also a business and investment roadmap for the long term.

    Starts on
    4 weeks (Live Virtual)
    Program Fee
    INR 1,00,000 + GST
    100% Live

    100% Live

    synchronous course

    Global Faculty

    Global Faculty

    from elite institutes

    UCLA Extension Certification

    UCLA Extension Certification

    as a record of participation

    Integrated Group Work

    Integrated Group Work

    on real world projects

    Overview Benefits Eligibility Program structure Faculty


    We are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). According to Professor Klaus Schwab, the Founder of the World Economic Forum, the speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent. When compared with previous industrial revolutions, the 4IR is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace. Moreover, it is disrupting almost every industry in every country. And the breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.

    A combination of cyber-physical systems, digital twins and the Internet of Things (IOT) make Industry 4.0 possible and the smart factory a reality. As a result of the support of smart machines that keep getting smarter as they get access to more data, factories are becoming more efficient and productive. Further the pace of these changes shows no signs of slowing down. There will be significant new opportunities as the underlying forces of Industry 4.0 and value creation are understood and leveraged. Succeeding in this rapidly changing world will require both a solid understanding of digital trends, smart manufacturing and innovative business models and an inspirational leadership style to be bold, take risks and lead complex change.

    What you will learn:

    The goal of this program is to provide you with the knowledge and tools to lead the process of transformation and innovation as your organization seeks to succeed in the world of Industry 4.0. Lectures and case studies will provide a rich forum for in-class discussions and provide an effective combination of theory and practice. You will assemble key insights along three important dimensions

    • Disruptive technologies
      The program will provide an overview of the key disruptive technologies leading to the creation of Industry 4.0 along with an indication of forthcoming trends
    • Leading transformation and innovation
      Examples of smart manufacturing and transitions to Industry 4.0 in various sectors will be covered along with their strategic rationales and implementation challenges
    • Industry 4.0 culture and mindsets
      A successful transformation requires strong and resolute leadership from the top complemented by an Industry 4.0 mindset that permeates the organization’s culture and mission.

    Upon completion of the program, you will be ready to apply your knowledge to lead strategic decision making to leverage AI technologies in your business.

    Read more

    This program is designed for a broad range of executives across industry sectors. Managers of all functions and senior executives can gain insights, analyze challenges and implement change for winning in the world of Industry 4.0.

    This program will benefit you if:

    Record of Participation

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Record of Participation from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension.

    You can share your Record of Participation in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.



    During the program you will have the chance to learn from world class faculty through live virtual lectures delivered from the USA on the Igesia learning platform. You will interact with industry executives and better understand ongoing trends in Indian and global business. You will be given the opportunity to work in groups on projects of relevance to your business contexts.


    You will be welcomed to the program and start connecting with fellow participants in the program and get an overview of the forthcoming program. You will also start forming teams and start considering questions to explore in your customized project work.

    Module 1


    • Business challenges in a post-Covid environment
    • Leading in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world
    • A multi-stakeholder approach to leadership

    Live Virtual Session with Industry Expert

    Module 2


    • Knowing yourself to lead others
    • Increasing your influence and persuasion
    • Becoming a great mentor and coach

    Live Virtual Group Work led by Program Coach

    Module 3


    • Attracting and nurturing talent
    • Setting aspirational goals and inspiring others
    • Designing the organization for success

    Live Virtual Session with Industry Expert

    Module 4


    • Building an agile organization
    • Embedding innovation into the DNA of the organization
    • Creating an entrepreneurial mindset within employees

    Live Virtual Group Work led by Program Coach

    Module 5


    • Leveraging the power of scenario analysis
    • Leveraging technology for disruptive business models
    • Balancing economic and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals

    Post Program

    Record of participation from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension

    + Knowledge updates + Alumni Community + Social interactions

    Read more