Digital transformation is the key challenge for executives today. WHU, IDG Business Media GmbH, and DXC Technology offer an advanced program for senior executives in IT and digitalization that enhances your capabilities to lead and transform your organization into a digital, disruptive, and globalized economy.

The five-day module hosted in Düsseldorf challenges your entrepreneurial mindset and inspirational leadership capabilities. Join an active network of more than 150 program alumni! You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate after successfully completing the program.

Short facts

CategoryAdvanced Management
Next date Nov 09, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020
Fee 4,700.50 €

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Your program at a glance

Program content

The CIO Leadership Excellence Program provides a platform for senior professionals to enhance their capabilities to lead transformation in a digital and global business environment. You will boost your leadership capabilities and enhance your entrepreneurial mindset. Moreover, you will broaden your professional network. Enjoy being inspired by renowned faculty and experts from practice. This program is highly interactive and emphasizes peer coaching formats. Launched in 2012, the CIO Leadership Excellence Program has a tight and active network of program alumni who benefit from additional touchpoints provided by our collaboration partner IDG Business Media and DXC Technology.

Program benefits

  • Connect to peers and expand your professional network
  • Enhance your capabilities to lead your organization into a digital business environment
  • Boost your ability to inspire your team(s) and lead transformational change
  • Enrich your toolbox in agile management practices
  • Deepen your entrepreneurial mindset
  • Broaden your scope on the global level of digital transformation
  • Become a member of more than 150 program alumni who actively connect


Upon completion you will get a Certificate of Participation.

Participant profile

This program is suitable for senior executives with at least ten years of leadership experience.

Participant job positions include:

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Digitalization Officer (CDO)
  • Head of IT Strategy
  • Vice President IT
  • Vice President Digital
  • Director of Strategy
  • Digitalization executive in marketing, HR etc.

Program format and module dates

The CIO Leadership Excellence Program - Basis Module takes place at WHU Campus Düsseldorf.

For more information and registration please visit the IDG website.

CIO Leadership Excellence Program - Basis Module: Nov 09, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020

Program faculty

    Contact us

    Jessica Schmitz-Nellen
    Project Manager IDG
    Phone: +49 (0)89 36086 745

    Want to learn more about global trends and digital best practices? Participate in the Abroad Module!

    Next to the Basis Module of the CIO Leadership Excellence Program, you can book the Abroad Module. In the Abroad Module we will embark on an experiential learning journey to San Francisco, USA, showcasing digital best practices. Curious? Learn more!

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