Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

WSJ+ members receive a 15% programme cost reduction for the Oxford Digital Disruption and Platforms Programme.

PROGRAMME STARTS
08 June, 2022

Registration closes 14 June

PRICE
£2,200 ​​£1,870

Length:

6 weeks

Language:

English

Effort:

7-10 hours per week, self-paced online learning

Oxford Digital Disruption and Platforms Programme

WSJ+ members receive an exclusive 15% programme cost reduction for the Oxford Digital Disruption and Platforms Programme.

PROGRAMME STARTS
08 June, 2022
Registration closes 14 June

PRICE
£2,200  ​​£1,870

Length:

6 weeks

Language:

English

Effort:

7-10 hours per week, self-paced online learning

What’s Included?


 WSJ+ members are invited to register for the Oxford Digital Disruption and Platforms Programme, presented by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in collaboration with Esme Learning. The upcoming presentation of the programme starts 06 April 2022, and new presentations are available each quarter. As a part of this offer, learners will receive a 15% programme cost reduction with code OXFWSJ2022, alongside exclusive access to a white paper from Pinar Ozcan, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Upon completion of the programme, participants will receive an additional £400 credit towards any future programme with Esme Learning.

 

Offer details*

 

  • 15% programme cost reduction to accelerate your career with code OXFWSJ2022.
  • A professional profile enhanced by a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Access to an exclusive academic white paper for cutting-edge industry insights
  • An invitation to a live event with a Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, faculty member from the programme
  • Collaboration with guest speakers, experts and programme participants from around the world to develop your network
  • Upon completion a £400 credit towards any future programme with Esme Learning.

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About the Oxford Digital Disruption and Platforms Programme


In this six-week immersive online programme, you will access insights from the University of Oxford and industry experts in order to:

 

  • Explain why platform-based business models, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology are considered disruptive technologies.
  • Evaluate whether an industry is ready for disruption by platform-based business models, artificial intelligence or blockchain technology.
  • Develop a strategic plan for responding to disruption from platform-based business models, artificial intelligence and/or blockchain technology.

 

Programme Content

Module O: Orientation

An overview of the programme, the next-generation AI platform used to deliver it and the community of fellow innovators and leaders.

Module 1: Introduction to Digital Disruption

To develop a foundation, gain a comprehensive understanding of:

 

  • Core concepts of digital disruption
  • Models and technologies that are leading the disruption
  • Key differences between, and impacts of, platforms, AI and blockchain technology

Module 2: Platform Disruption

Explore the mechanisms and competitive advantages of the platform model including:

 

  • The variety of industries that have been, and currently are being, disrupted by platforms (including music, ridesharing, finance, hospitality and healthcare)
  • What factors enabled the industry to be disrupted by platforms
  • How to develop the foresight to identify the industries that are ready for platform disruption

Module 3: Disruption from AI and Blockchain Technologies

Learn what makes applications of AI and blockchain technology truly disruptive:

 

  • Examine a variety of examples of disruptive applications of these technologies
  • Explore the conditions that enabled/will enable them to become disruptive
  • View different disruptive applications of these technologies
  • Examine what makes an industry ready for transformation from either AI or blockchain technology

Module 4: Responding to Disruption I

Look at how incumbents can respond to digital disruption by using scenario planning to determine where they should focus their digital transformation efforts:

 

  • Evaluate what needs to be done in order to embrace AI or blockchain technology in a product's strategy and transition a product to a platform model
  • Conduct a scenario planning exercise and use experiential learning to develop a strategy for how to respond to the disruption(s)

Module 5: Responding to Disruption II

Explore how to change the identity of a business to embrace digital transformation, including:

 

  • How to approach process changes as a result of new technologies
  • Which key strategies prepare people for change

Module 6: The Future

Embrace the future of digital disruption:

 

  • Examine emerging regulation
  • Understand the impact of regulation on technology and its disruptive power
  • Create a strategic plan for preparing a specific business for digital disruption

Is This Programme Right for You?


You will benefit from the programme if you:

 

  • Are an entrepreneur, business leader, or executive looking to gain strategic insight and actionable knowledge to create new ventures or develop business strategies for fintech
  • Are intellectually curious and motivated and in the midst of, or aspiring towards, a career transition or looking for future-fit skills in financial tech
  • Want to learn alongside, and build a network with, fellow participants, ranging from mid-senior to C-level executives

Your programme director


Pinar Ozcan,
Programme Director

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

 

Pinar Ozcan specialises in entrepreneurship and strategy in technology markets. Her current research includes the open banking project, where she examines industry disruption in banking through regulation and entry of fintechs, and the development of the sharing economy. In 2018, Pinar received the Strategic Management Society Research in Organisations Award for her work on the disruption in the banking sector in partnership with Swift Institute. She was recently selected to the global Thinkers 50 list for emerging thinkers with the potential to make lasting contributions to management theory and practice. Finally, in 2019, she was chosen as a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow for her work on the disruption of banking in Europe and the UK.

Your Programme Instructors


Andrew Baum
Professor of Practice; Saïd Business School

Alex Connock
Fellow; Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Jonathan Reynolds

Associate Professor in Retail Marketing and Deputy Dean; University of Oxford

Guest Experts


Jonathan Kewley
Co-Head; Clifford Chance Tech Group

Pinar Akman
Co-Founder & CEO of Ejara

Rachel Botsman

Trust Expert | Lecturer: Oxford University I Author: ‘Who Can You Trust?

Robert Norton

CEO & Co-Founder Verisart

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