Strategic Leadership of Industry 4.0: Smart Manufacturing for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Strategic Leadership of Industry 4.0: Smart Manufacturing for the 4th Industrial Revolution


Gain the knowledge and confidence to successfully leverage the power of Industry 4.0 for competitive advantage

100% live lectures by faculty from top global schools
Integrated group work on real world projects
Record of participation from UCLA extension
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    4 weeks (Live Virtual)

    Program Fee
    INR 1,00,000

    About the Program

    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

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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.

    Who should take this course?

    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
    • You are seeking to leverage the benefit of Industry 4.0 in your business
    • You are interested to learn more about the leading trends in Industry 4.0 technologies such as digital twins, Internet of things (IOT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
    • You are keen to apply smart manufacturing technologies to drive business innovation and new product development
    • You want to use the power of Industry 4.0 to deliver more value to your customers such as through personalization and new value adding services.
    • You are a senior executive wishing to create a strategy for leading the transformation

    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

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    Meet the world-class faculty

    You will learn from world class instructor in this program from leading business schools and global corporates.

    Professor Soumitra Dutta

    Soumitra Dutta is a Professor of Management at and the former founding dean of the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York. He is the founder of the Global Innovation Index, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization and was the co-editor of the Global Information Technology Report, published by the World Economic Forum – two influential reports in technology and innovation policy. He is also the founder and President of Portulans Institute, a non-partisan nonprofit research and education institution based in Washington DC. 

    Dutta is on the global boards of Sodexo and Dassault Systemes. He is also a member of the Shareholder Council of Chicago-based healthcare consulting company ZS Associates. Dutta is a member of the Davos Circle, an association of long-time participants in the Annual Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum. He was the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems. He is also the Chief Academic Advisor to the Artificial Intelligence Forum of the Confederation of Indian Industry).


    Tawfik Jelassi is Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD. He is also Co-Director of the Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program in Lausanne and Singapore/Dubai, which is the school’s largest executive education program with over 600 participants enrolled per year. His major research, teaching and consulting interests are in the areas of digital business transformation and leadership in turbulent times. He was granted several excellence awards for his teaching and research in Europe and the USA, and has received two national decorations from the President of Tunisia: “The Order of merit in the fields of education and science” and “The Order of the Republic”.

    Before joining IMD, Dr. Jelassi was Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies in the transition-to-democracy Government of Tunisia (2014-2015). Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ooredoo Tunisia, the leading mobile telecom operator in the country. Between 2000 and 2013, he was Professor and Dean of the Business School at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris). Previously he was Coordinator of the Technology Management Department and Associate Professor at INSEAD (Fontainebleau)


    Elisabet Engellau is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Management and among the founding faculty of the INSEAD  Global  Leadership  Centre  (IGLC).  Until  2013  she  was  Leadership  Development  Programme Director for a number of Open and Customized Programmes for executives at INSEAD.

    In addition, she regularly serves as visiting faculty at the Centre for Creative Leadership, and the Stockholm School of Economics. She has been an affiliate professor at the McGill University, Faculty of Management, a teaching fellow at Harvard University, and at Concordia University, Montreal. She has also produced and directed a number of video films for management education and has recently been involved in developing two new feedback instruments. She is the co-author of “Doing an Alexander: Lessons on Leadership by a Master Conqueror”, published in 2004.

    Program Structure

    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

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