Last weekend Executive MBA 10 generation attended their Digital Transformation module in Sofia. The module was held by Professor Manuel Alonso Coto, a global expert on the topic of Digital Transformation coming from Spain.
This module confidently helped students to conceive, lead and execute digital innovation initiatives and develop new business models for existing and insurgent organizations. It was intended for students pursuing business careers in which digital technologies will be critical to the development of new products and services. They understood better what their career options in this rapidly evolving space are.
Professor Manuel Alonso Coto is the Director of innovation for Digital Transformation & Marketing in IE Business School, where he finished his Executive MBA. Also, he is Board’s External Advisor for Greater than one, Europe and Diana Media group, which are in the top five advertising agencies in the US.
Specific information and tools that could really be useful and applicable in students future work were in the center of this impressive module.
Last weekend EMBA 10 BG generation had their tenth module HR & People Management in Belgrade,whose overall teaching experience was enabled by professor Lisa Peach. The focus of this module is how HR functions and activities have evolved over the years, and what is considered good practice in some of these areas of activities. Most importantly, it challenged students to think about HRM in their own organizations in light of a globalized and networked world.
Professor Lisa has over 20 years’ experience of working in global Blue Chip Organizations in both Organizational Development, HR and Line Management where she has gained a deep understanding of HR and OD strategies. She has worked as a leader both in HR, Change Management and has been seconded to business management teams. Lisa blends her people expertise with strong commercial insight, excellent relationship skills and pragmatic approach to deliver effective people-focused interventions.
The generation enjoyed worked together in teams, stepping out in a role of HR, seriously working on their cases and challenged discussions. The groups were using their knowledge and skills to understand and apply HRM strategically within their organizations.
Executive MBA 10 generation attended their ninth module Strategic Management in Belgrade, delivered by Professor Gianpaolo Odarda.
Professor Gianpaolo Odarda is a M&A and Business Development Director at Ferrero International, Business Strategy Director (member of the CEO staff) and Head of Business Improvement & Organization Development for the Extra European Markets. He is doing consulting: main in Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Organization with focus on FMCG.
The purpose of this module was to prepare the participants for the strategic problems they will face in their own organizations as managers or executives. With a teaching method based on the use of specific cases, tools and concepts, participants have acquired the necessary skills to make a strategic evaluation of a company, based on the industry competitive dynamics as well as the resources and capabilities of the company.
Participants enjoyed this module, because it was very inspiring, interesting and knowledgeable. Ball game, real life examples and numerous activities done in teams created positive atmosphere with a lot of mutual learning.
The traditional 8th COTRUGLI Days started today and will last until Saturday, October 13.
Within this annual COTRUGLI event, EMBA ZG 14, EMBA 9 Belgrade & MBA 8 generations are attending the Business 360 module, while EMBA ZG 15, EMBA 10 Belgrade & MBA 9 generations are participating at the Entrepreneurship module with professor Davide Sola.
Business 360 module is delivered by professors Terence Tse, PhD, Danny Goh and Mark Esposito.
This module places emphasis on multiple perspectives of business and society. More specifically, it focuses on how frontier technologies are changing the business landscapes and vice versa. On successful completion of this module, students will be able to understand the developments of the latest frontier technologies, develop an understanding of the impact and implications of new technologies in economies, societies and businesses and consider how new technologies will reshape specific industries.
Entrepreneurship module is delivered by Professor Davide Sola, PhD.
During this module, students will develop skills for evaluating, articulating, refining and pitching a new product or service offering, either as a start-up business or a new initiative within an existing firm. At the end of this module, students will be able to understand and distinguish an “opportunity” from an Idea, have the ability to create successful Value Propositions that responds to real “vivid” needs of a customer segment and have creative confidence that will help them to respond with creativity to the many challenges that entrepreneurs need to face.
Shortly about the lecturers:
Terence Tse, PhD is Associate Professor of Finance at ESCP Europe Business School and visiting professor at COTRUGLI. Terence obtained his PhD in Management Studies from the Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK. As an independent consultant, Terence advised Shell International, F&C Asset Management, Alliance Boots, Alitalia as well as a Cambridge University-based biotech start-up.
Dr. Mark Esposito teaches Business, Government & Society & Economic Strategy and Competitiveness for Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and serves as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School.
Danny Goh is a serial entrepreneur and an early stage investor. He is the partner and Commercial Director of Nexus Frontier Tech, an AI advisory business with presence in London, Geneva, Boston and Tokyo to assist CEO and board members of different organizations to build innovative businesses taking full advantage of artificial intelligence technology.
Davide Sola is Associate Professor of Strategy, former Director of ESCP Europe London campus and Visiting Professor at COTRUGLI Business School. He earned his doctorate in Enterprise Economics from the University of Torino with a thesis on ” – Organizational transformation”. Dr. Sola’s research interests are in corporate transformation, strategic renewal, entrepreneurship and applied enterprise economics.
Our traditional 8th COTRUGLI Days have just started! All of our current students gathered in the peaceful town of Umag and are excited to both gain new knowledge and meet their colleagues!
Currently, EMBA ZG 14, EMBA BG 9 & MBA 8 generations are attending their Business 360 module with professors Terence Tse, Danny Goh and Mark Esposito, while EMBA ZG 15, EMBA BG 10 & MBA 9 generations are participating at their Entrepreneurship module with professor Davide Sola.
We are wishing a warm welcome to all of the attendees and also inviting our alumni and guests to join us on Friday and Saturday for the Business 4.x & Future of HR conference!
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