Last updated : 01 Dec 2017

Digital Leadership: Creating Value Through Technology


As new digital technologies rapidly change, the demand for digital leaders is growing exponentially. Develop your understanding of digital leadership and learn how to apply it to help transform your organisation. Learn from fellow professionals as you explore how digital leaders can leverage and exploit new technologies for innovation and growth. Whatever your background, this course will give you further insight into the digital landscape.


Week 1 Digital leadership challenge and experience Three dimensions of digital leadership Industry and occupational differences in digital skills

Week 2 Building an efficient Strategic alignment model Factors that constrain an enterprise from using ICT

Week 3 Technology leadership Mobile and Cloud computing Big data and business analytics

Week 4 Practical use of social media Internet of Things and Internet Plus Debates and group collaboration to use technologies

Learning outcomes

- Identify the ways in which new technologies can help a business increase sales and return on investment

- Construct a matrix of the competences needed for an organisation to effectively use new technologies in business practice

- Explain how digital technologies such as: mobile apps, Internet of Things, Cloud computing and data analytics can be applied to enhance the management and strategy of a business

- Summarise the importance of aligning business and IT strategies, how this can be applied within the workplace and the constraints and challenges of using IT

- Benchmark your organisation against others within the industry and identify the key features which enable superior than industry-average performance

Teaching-Learning methodology




  • Soft skills (Digital) Communication, (Digital) Problem solving, Leadership
  • Language English
  • Other languages (eg. Subtitles) Unknown
  • Period of activation Periodicaly opened
  • Date Unknown
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Level of commitment required 3 hours per week
  • Cost Unknown * See platform for details
  • Providing institution University of Reading
  • Mooc Platform Future Learn
  • Target group Unknown
  • Instructor Maks Belitski, Vicky Weizi Li
  • Level of assistance offered Unknown
  • Keywords Unknown