It's impossible to exaggerate how profoundly the digital revolution has already impacted our lives, from the way we bank, dine, shop and travel, to the way we communicate, work, fight wars and design, manufacture and distribute things. The pace of change has been breath-taking and continues to break new barriers. With digital success becoming critical for the growth of organisations, the need for fundamental shifts in business processes, mindsets and organisational cultures for true digital transformation is more urgent than ever.
Recognising the need to support leaders in propelling their organisations toward digital maturity, the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI), a subsidiary of Temasek Management Services, collaborated with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to launch the Advanced Digital Leadership Programme (ADLP). The programme focuses on strengthening the skills and key competencies of senior leaders tasked with leading digital transformation in their organisations in a fast and ever-changing digital landscape.
The three-day ADLP took place on 27-29 March 2018, bringing together senior leaders from across industries such as media, telecommunications, healthcare, shipping and finance. Arming participants with the knowledge and understanding of digital principles and state-of-the-art concepts and frameworks, the programme triggered valuable opportunities and insights for individuals to optimise the dynamics of technology and data for new synergistic collaborations and sustainable business outcomes. The sessions were highly interactive and engaging with participants gaining a deeper understanding of the big data landscape while developing their own digital transformation canvas.
The ADLP was designed in partnership with TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA), which is a SkillsFuture initiative driven by IMDA. TeSA offers various programmes to support current ICT professionals and non-ICT professionals to upgrade and acquire new skills and domain knowledge that are in demand, and to stay competitive and meet the challenges of a fast-moving digital landscape. This Programme is eligible for Citrep+ funding.
In 2012, Gartner, the consultancy, predicted "chief digital officer" would be "the most exciting strategic role in the decade ahead". The role was third in Korn Ferry's list of "most in-demand C-level positions" for 2015, just behind chief innovation officer.