Innovation Institute


This introductory 1-day course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and techniques of how to accelerate digital business transformation with confidence. It will also help you identify how to optimise your digital advantage and become a future-ready adaptive data-driven business.

Digital Innovation and the application of new technologies continue to rapidly disrupt every enterprise’s business and operating models in every economic sector.

Advancing any business digitally will hinge on choosing the right technologies and aligning these to the business strategic plans, innovating the business and operating models and practices, as well as preparing the organisation for change in order to deliver the desired outcomes for its customers and users, at pace. 


  • Convergence of emerging trends, patterns and change vectors.
  • The Enterprise Architecture building blocks
    • Data: from structured and unstructured sources to trusted and secure actionable events
    • Analytics: Data orchestration & actionable intelligence
    • Technologies: AI & Machine Learning, platforms, Automation, Augmentation
    • People: data literacy, digital dexterity, data-driven culture, and talent enablement
  • Use cases in creating Digital Extensions
  • Establishing and optimising Digital Maturity
  • Building a solution path to Digital Business Transformation
  • Creating Your Digital Business Strategy
    • Assessing your digital leadership competencies
    • Evolving and realigning your enterprise competencies for a digital world
    • Digital Business Optimisation Vs Transformation
    • Data sharing, distributed governance and developing Minimum Viable Functionality
    • The scope and degree of automation
    • Building effective automation KPIs
    • Defining Information Management optimisation values (determining your data & analytics yield curve)
    • Balancing Value and Risk Impact of deliverables
    • Future-fitting your business for Digital Optimisation

WHO SHOULD ENROL: This course is aimed at senior and middle managers who wish to innovate and jump-start their digital transformation.

WHO PARTICIPATED: Organisations from public and private sectors such as: Abu Dhabi Investment Council, ADNOC, BAPCO, City of Glasgow College, Cleveland Clinic, Defence and Security Accelerator DASA (UK), Global Aluminium, King Saoud University, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority, Masdar Renewable Energy, Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology Oman, Mubadala Investment Company UAE, NATO Strategic Command, National Cybersecurity Authority (KSA), Omantel, Protection Group International, Qatar Central Bank, Qatar University, Raytheon, UK Defence Intelligence, UK Ministry of Defence MoD, UK Security Services, University of Bahrain amongst many others. 


Learning materials will be provided in the form of PDF. participants will be eligible for an IKE Institute Certificate in Innovation For Digital Business Transformation.


Prof Sa’ad Sam Medhat

Professor Medhat is Chief Executive of the IKE Institute where he helps businesses and academic institutions develop effective strategies for growth. Medhat is a Trustee of the STEM Foundation, a Visiting Professor to the University of Westminster, a Visiting Professor to University of Suffolk, a Visiting Professor to Plymouth's University of St Mark & St John, a serial entrepreneur, a business innovator and an inventor with patents and extensive publications and books worldwide. Medhat sits on the boards of a number of international companies and colleges. He is also a member of the BSI and ISO Technical Committees for developing Innovation Management Standards. He has worked in business, education and policy and has a unique perspective on what makes an organisation really innovative. Professor Medhat led innovation accreditations and benchmarking certifications in many multinational organisations such as Abellio, BAE Systems, EDF Energy, Hitachi Nuclear, Magnox, MBDA Missile Systems, Ministry of Defence, Panasonic, Raytheon and Thales amongst others. 

Medhat has an established reputation for driving forward ideas and making things happen. Former roles include Vice President of NASDAQ technology company, IBM Professor of Concurrent Engineering, Intergraph Professor of Electronic Design Automation, founding Principal & Chief Executive of the University of Dubai, Director of the UK Engineering and Technology Board, Governor of Activate Learning (a group of colleges in Oxfordshire and Berkshire). He holds a PhD and Master degrees in engineering and technology and is a fellow of a number of royal chartered professional institutions in technology, management and marketing..


This course will be delievered live online via Zoom. UK Time applies.

Date: 4 October 2022
Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Price: £500.00p

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We will contact you if you qualify for attendance on this course and there are seats available. A course payment request will then be issued to you accordingly. Thank you.