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Building Digital Ecosystems

CKGSB and IMD Business School

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Building Digital Ecosystems

Next edition November 6-10, 2023

Fee £9,600.00 (excluding VAT)

Language English

Location Beijing & Shenzhen, China

Jointly offered by CKGSB and IMD Business School, this program offers a comprehensive understanding of successful digital ecosystems from both China and the USA through the latest case studies and cutting-edge research.

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Program Overview

Building a digital ecosystem of partners offers you a powerful lever to accelerate growth. Nearly 90% of top global companies aim to leverage a digital ecosystem of partners, but the complexity can be overwhelming, and the failure rate is high to sustain these partnerships.

So how do you succeed in your own market and beyond?

Building Digital Ecosystems brings you deep insights into high-performing digital ecosystems from the perspectives of both China and the USA. With cutting-edge research and the latest cases, academic experts from CKGSB and IMD are teaming up with leading industry practitioners to provide you with thought-provoking lectures, discussions, and access to diverse global ecosystems, from digital giants to newcomers and transforming incumbents.

You will go on field case studies and witness the latest innovations first-hand. You will have the opportunity to connect with thought leaders, scaling entrepreneurs, and practitioners who are at the forefront of digital transformation. Additionally, we will guide you through your own ecosystem project to identify what needs to be done to unlock digital growth opportunities. You will discover how sharing resources and expertise will bring you much closer to your customers, providing new data and insights that can make you more innovative, agile, and competitive.

You will leave the program with an action plan, along with the skills and confidence to implement your own digital ecosystem.

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Case Studies

Learn what works (and what doesn’t) in a digital ecosystem from the strategies of:
- Digital giants e.g., Alibaba, Amazon, Google, JD, Meituan, Tencent
- Newcomers e.g., TikTok, NIO, Pinduoduo, RED
- Transforming incumbents e.g., Nestlé, Ping An, Geely, Nike, Bayer

Joint program with IMD business school

Benefit from global faculty insights and their deep industry connections, spanning the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Successful Ecosystem Framework

Discover the “flywheel” ecosystem framework to guide your own successful strategic choices.

Latest Digital Tools

Work with the latest digital tools and analytical models; understand risks and ethical issues.

Exclusive Networks

Interact and network with digital leaders, corporates, scaling entrepreneurs and successful Chinese leaders (CKGSB alumni)

Personalised, action-based learning

Focus on implementing and building your own digital acceleration plan

Leaders elsewhere need to understand the innovations that are coming out of China and can learn from them. … How do you connect to some of these business ecosystems? How do you create value together? I think it’s a really, really exciting area for the future.”

Leaders elsewhere need to understand the innovations that are coming out of China and can learn from them. … How do you connect to some of these business ecosystems? How do you create value together? I think it’s a really, really exciting area for the future.”

David Bach
Professor of Strategy and Political Economy and Dean of Innovation and Programs, IMD Business School

How could one encourage and enable the participation of various stakeholders and to build this ecosystem? My answer is very simple — that is, to address the weakest part of the value chain.”

How could one encourage and enable the participation of various stakeholders and to build this ecosystem? My answer is very simple — that is, to address the weakest part of the value chain.”

Sun Tianshu
Visiting Professor of Information System, CKGSB; Senior Advisor, Alibaba Group

Is this Program Right for You?

Typical profiles include:

  • Head of Strategy, Head of Partnerships, Business Development Director, Digital Transformation Manager, CEO, CTO, CDO, VP, Director of Sales, General Manager

Typical industries include:

  • Retail & Consumer Goods, Finance & Insurance, Energy, Entertainment & Media, Fashion & Beauty, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Agrochemicals, Engineering, Services, Health Care, Manufacturing, Logistics & Supply Chain

Recent participant profiles include:

  • Founder & CEO, Strategic Advisor, VP of Open Innovation & Venturing, Head of Strategy, Head of Digital Innovation, VP of Engineering, Sales Operations Director, Solution Architecture Director, Supply Chain Business Partner, Chief Technology Officer, COO, VP.

Your Learning Journey

  • Delivered by CKGSB and IMD. 5 days in China (Beijing & Shenzhen)
    • Day 1

       The Digital Ecosystem Edge

      • Your program starts by introducing the digital ecosystem strategy framework and explore the customer journey as the anchor of your ecosystem strategy
      • You will go deeper into the digital ecosystem framework to identify best practices for winning competitive battles in digital ecosystems.
    • Day 2

      Building Digital Ecosystem in B2B

      • You will delve into digital ecosystems in B2B, namely the role of inter-connectivity, capturing new value from your existing tech infrastructure
      • Field case study on B2B ecosystem in logistics – JD.com (China’s largest online retailer, member of the Fortune Global 500)
    • Day 3

      Building Digital Ecosystem in B2C

      • Focus on digital ecosystems in B2C, namely building private traffic pools and global ecosystem brands
      • Look towards Web3 and next-level ecosystems
      • Field case study on B2C Ecosystem – TikTok HQ
    • Day 4

      Managing your Ecosystem Foundations

      • Focus on building your ecosystem engine, namely middle office – APIs and micro-services, and front office – building best digital UX
      • You will study data analytics and machine learning in ecosystems
      • Field case study on B2B2C Integrated Ecosystem – Tencent, 3nod (OEM, ODM, OPM – The World’s Leading OPM Manufacturer)
    • Day 5

      Leading your Digital Ecosystem for Impact

      • Focus on leadership in ecosystems and preparing your organization
      • Consider the impact of ecosystems – and the positive impact on individuals, organizations, and society

      Building Digital Ecosystems is a unique program, bringing you deep insights into high-performing digital ecosystems from the perspectives of East and West.

Speakers and Program Directors

YANG LI

Associate Professor of Marketing
Executive Academic Director
MBA Program & Executive Education Programs
CKGSB

MARK GREEVEN

Professor of Innovation & Strategy
IMD

Contributing Faculty and Industry Experts

JIANWEN LIAO (JON)

Professor of Managerial Practice & former Associate Dean Former Chief Strategy Officer, JD.com

CKGSB Faculty

RUI ZHU (JULIET)

Professor of Marketing Director of Social Innovation & Business for Good Center Director of Common Prosperity & Social Innovation Center

CKGSB Faculty

TIANSHU SUN 孙天澍

Professor of Information Systems Senior Advisor, Alibaba Group

CKGSB Faculty

AMIT JOSHI

Professor of AI, Analytics & Marketing Strategy

IMD Faculty

MISIEK PISKORSKI

Professor of Digital Strategy, Analytics & Innovation Dean of IMD South East Asia

IMD Faculty

Mohan Subramaniam

Professor of Strategy and Digital Transformation

IMD Faculty

About the Organizers

CKGSB

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) is China’s first privately-funded, research-intensive and not-for- profit business school. The school aims to cultivate transformative business leaders with a global vision, sense of social responsibility, innovative mindset, and ability to lead with empathy and compassion. Today, CKGSB stands apart for its 46 full-time, world-class faculty, more than half of whom previously held tenure or senior professorships at top business schools. CKGSB’s alumni also represent the best and brightest in Greater China and wider region. In fact, more than half of CKGSB’s 20,000 alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, they lead one fifth of China’s 100 most valuable brands. CKGSB has so far nurtured 136 unicorn companies. It has a vision of developing a global ecosystem that fosters a new generation of economic disruptors with an enhanced emphasis on global responsibility, social purpose and long-term vision. More than 4000 global executives have participated in CKGSB’s English-language Executive Education programs since 2009.

IMD

IMD is an independent academic institution with Swiss roots and global reach, founded over 75 years ago by business leaders for business leaders. Since its creation, IMD has been a pioneering force in developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society. Based in Lausanne and Singapore, IMD has been ranked in the Top 3 of the annual FT’s Executive Education Global Ranking worldwide for executive education (combined ranking for open & custom programs) since 2012 and in the top five for more than 15 consecutive years. This consistency at the forefront of its industry is grounded in IMD’s unique approach to creating “Real Learning. Real Impact”. Led by an expert and diverse faculty, IMD strives to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide. Challenging what is and inspiring what could be.

This program offers the opportunity for your organization to leverage CKGSB’s unrivaled cutting-edge insights and connections into digital transformation from top performing companies in China and US.”

This program offers the opportunity for your organization to leverage CKGSB’s unrivaled cutting-edge insights and connections into digital transformation from top performing companies in China and US.”

BING XIANG
Founding Dean, CKGSB
Professor of China Business & Globalization

This program will help me better understand the updated conditions and best practices for assisting foreign companies and entrepreneurs working in China. I am also looking to identify concrete new opportunities and further develop global partnerships through a digital ecosystem plan that is both realistic and can be implemented starting at end of 2023.”

This program will help me better understand the updated conditions and best practices for assisting foreign companies and entrepreneurs working in China. I am also looking to identify concrete new opportunities and further develop global partnerships through a digital ecosystem plan that is both realistic and can be implemented starting at end of 2023.”

Scott Newton
Managing Partner, Thinking Dimensions, Italy
Enrolled in the Upcoming 'Building Digital Ecosystems' Program, November 2023.

I highly recommend this program to everyone who’s building digital strategies for their business. IMD and CKGSB bring in top industry practitioners to give you deep insights into high-performing digital ecosystem players and newcomers from US and China. In the era of digital transformation for all business globally, it is either building your digital ecosystem being a part of one. The program is very well designed and delivered.”

I highly recommend this program to everyone who’s building digital strategies for their business. IMD and CKGSB bring in top industry practitioners to give you deep insights into high-performing digital ecosystem players and newcomers from US and China. In the era of digital transformation for all business globally, it is either building your digital ecosystem being a part of one. The program is very well designed and delivered.”

Eric Gao
Founder and CEO, BMYG Financial Group, Australia

This joint training between IMD and CKGSB Chinese business school enables you to understand the concepts of successful ecosystems. You gain a lot of insights by understanding how advanced China is at digital transformations and building digital ecosystems, so that you can establish your own ecosystem.”

This joint training between IMD and CKGSB Chinese business school enables you to understand the concepts of successful ecosystems. You gain a lot of insights by understanding how advanced China is at digital transformations and building digital ecosystems, so that you can establish your own ecosystem.”

Juan Manuel Santiago Mendez
CEO, Mercedes-Benz Parts Logistics UK; Head of Logistics, Cluster UK & SA

This program is of unique value to those responsible for designing and executing ecosystems strategies, enabling growth of the core business and introducing new products and services.”

This program is of unique value to those responsible for designing and executing ecosystems strategies, enabling growth of the core business and introducing new products and services.”

Marek Stawinski
Founder & CEO
NaviParking
United Arab Emirates

Any questions? Contact our program manager

Jennifer Wang

Program Manager

+44 (0)7717 748855

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