Innovative strategies for public and private sectors challenges

Private and public-sector organizations are gradually facing several common challenges, especially in the face of increasing disruptions in an interconnected world. These issues include digital transformation, cyber-security, a changing labor force, technology-based innovation, and new business models. They are crucially important at a country level, and more frequently than not, they are also influencing performance indicators at the firm level.

This Discovery Event has two objectives. First, to shed some light on the above topics based on recent research conducted at IMD and second, to suggest innovative strategies that should be considered to tackle the above-mentioned challenges. The event will also serve as a forum during which faculty and participants engage in a conversation about ways of addressing country- and firm-level issues caused by digital disruption. It will conclude by suggesting the learnings to take-away from the presented studies and research findings, as well as from some relevant international benchmarks and best practices.

Who it's for

  • Executives and decision makers who want to respond to current issues caused by digital disruption with a medium- to long-term strategic perspective in mind
  • This programme is a discovery event only opened to companies that are part of IMD's Corporate Learning Network. As the EBU belongs to this network, we are happy to share this opportunity with EBU members only. You will get the chance to be among professionals coming from all other Europe, from companies in a wide range of industries.

Content Outline

  • How to think about the general economic ecosystem and increasing digital disruption to identify issues and challenges that span the public and private sectors  
  • How difficulties from a country level spill over to the firm level
  • Potential innovative strategies to address the identified issues and challenges
  • How, in the end, collaboration over different sectors and departments may provide a meaningful resolution going forward


Day 1: from 17:00 to networking dinner
Day 2: from 08:30 to 16:00 (including networking lunch)


Business Innovation Strategy


11 - 12 Apr 2019


IMD Campus
Chemin de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

Registration Deadline

09 Apr 2019

Registration details

To join, your company must be an EBU Member. There are only a few seats available.


  • EUR 950

The price include dinner and networking lunch. Travel and accommodation are at participants’ own expense.

Payment and cancellation policy


Participants are responsible for their own accommodation during the course.

Working languages


Partners and Sponsors

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IMD is an independent business school, with Swiss roots and global reach, expert in developing leaders and transforming organizations to create ongoing impact. For the last 7 consecutive years, IMD has been ranked TOP 3 in executive education worldwide – FIRST in open programs (Financial Times 2012-2018).

Contact detail

Frederic Frantz
Business Training Manager
+41 22 717 21 48

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