The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta rolls out programme on Competing on Digital Mindsets (CDM).The Programme which starts in July 2019 will have one session of three hours every week for a period of 11 months. The sessions will be delivered through Direct to Desktop mode. The participants will be engaged in the curriculum through lectures, case studies, experiential learning, an integrative capstone project along with guest lectures from practitioners.
The programme aims to equip participants with the ability to think about technology and business differently – such that they can re-wire client organizations enabling them to become agile in technology and business, and redesign organization and business processes with a digital mindset and outlook.The one-year programme will focus on the following modules – Ontology of the Digital Shift, Cognitive Tools for the Digital World, Competences and Skills for the Digital Landscape and Organizing and Executing for Digital Business. It has been designed with the belief that the most robust talent in the IT Sector shall compete not merely on the basis of digital technologies, digital capabilities, or digital experience but, more importantly, on the basis of a carefully cultivated digital mindset.
Indian IT Services Industry is undergoing a ‘digital’ shift. The NASSCOM-McKinsey Perspective 2025 highlights that top executives at tech companies believe that by 2020, 50-70% of the current staff would need reskilling which could help retain the relevance of this massive proportion of the workforce.