Digital breakthrough is shaping every aspect of human lives, experts have revealed.
From consumer goods to healthcare, energy to agriculture, transportation to telecommunications, financial services to the public sector, the foregoing underscores the potential for digital technologies to transform the way organisations operate, they noted.
While organisations in Nigeria collect an enormous amount of data, many organisations do not have the competence to translate this data into a competitive edge. Leading in Nigeria is made more difficult than in other economically advanced climes due to poor application of available data and increasingly challenging contextual realities such as weak institutions, limited infrastructure, increasing security challenges and fragile political landscape.
Thus, organisations need to invest in developing their people, process, and structure to turn big data into a viable source of stakeholder value creation.
Owing to this, the and Board of Directors of TEXEM, UK have concluded arrangement to invite senior executives in Africa to the forthcoming executive development programme: “Harnessing Big Data: Insights and Action for Strategic Outcomes,” scheduled to hold from September 3rd – 6th 2018 at Oracle University, Reading, UK.
Focused on improving data-informed decision making, optimising leadership quotient, inspiring a culture of innovation and driving enhanced organisational efficiency and effectiveness, this program offers steeper learning curves on how market-leading companies are using stakeholder data to reshape their companies and industries and how this could be applied in your organisation. Upon completion, executives will be equipped with fresh insights and analytical skills required to harness the power and potential of big data and create more value for your company.
Executives who attend this programme would learn the secrets of modern-day competitive intelligence, the importance of virtual reality, robotics and artificial intelligence and how this could improve strategy development. They would also gain insights to develop, implement, and manage collaborative forecasts and learn how to develop transparent, interrelated and aligned processes, Analytics and Data-Driven Decision Making, actionable insights in leading an analytics transformation, Case Studies of Superlative Results from Harnessing Big Data and ways to avoid business analytic failures.
This programme will be facilitated by world-renowned Professor Rodria Laline (Visiting Professor of Harvard, Insead and IESE and Chair of Intrabond. Capital)
The cost, which is £3000 (N1,500,000), is expected to cover study materials, meals during programme, group picture, and certification.
Commenting on the programme, Laline said, “In an era of very scarce resources, roller-coaster paced innovation and cut-throat competition, how do we challenge today’s board governance and leadership practices when artificial intelligence and cognitive computing power is aggregated in the hands of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and the likes?
“Will we outsource our brains? Will we connect our human mental states to the dynamic interfaces of modern intelligent systems? Are we underestimating how technology is shaping us? What happens if we leave all algorithms affecting our lives obscured in black boxes?
“What kind of values do we embrace? Who are we? How do we want to live? Big data and predictive analytics are transforming practices in the new business ecosystems.
“What goes into big data, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence many of us don’t know? Discover how to strengthen your own contribution and overall board effectiveness to truly drive business value, competitive advantage, and board engagement.
“Make a powerful statement to your investors, management team and the public about your commitment to governance excellence. Learn to ask clever questions. Take control. Join TEXEM at Oracle University”.
Speaking about his experience from previous programmes attended, the CEO and Publisher Businessday, Frank Algbogun said, “I found this program very, very rewarding. In the past, I always had a way of thinking that the matter of sustainability-related only to policy matters but during this programme it has been broken down into the company level and for me there are a number of takeaways that I hope to begin implementing once I get back home.”
“Executive Development programme at Oxford and designed by TEXEM was perfectly conducted-The Faculties were very high profile with excellent communication skills. The tours were educative, informative and enlightening,” Member House of Assembly, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Tijanni Ibrahim Kiyawa said.
“Learning, training is a life process. So, to choose the right facilitator is a very significant point for us, the executives and TEXEM seem to have the right connection and variety for extraction to provide us variety programmes, thank you very much,” Michailidis Michail, Chief Financial Officer, A.G Leventis also said.
On his part, the Managing Director, Future Unity Glenville Pension Limited, Usman B. Suleiman said, “This is the first I am attending TEXEM programme and I have realised that I have missed a lot by not attending earlier programmes. I can say that it is really an avenue for human capital development that my company should not miss out on. So overall, I will say that it has been a worthwhile effort.”