Certified Strategic Digital Transformation Leader (SDTL)


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  • Duration: 3-Day (Onsite) / 18 Hours (Online via Zoom)
  • Certification: Participants will receive a Certificate of Competency upon successfully completing the course and passing the examination
  • Who Should Attend: Business Leaders, CXOs, CEOs, CTOs, Business Unit Leaders, Project Managers, Senior Management, Senior Executives, Consultants, Aspiring consultants, and Anyone interested in acquiring knowledge and skills to become Strategic Digital Transformation Leader.

Course Objective

Acquire first-hand knowledge on know-how to use different digital strategies to develop digital transformation frameworks for businesses in all industry verticals.

Learn the art of leading strategic digital transformation by applying the proven CASUGOL Method™ to ensure the sustainability of any digital transformation initiatives.


It is recommended that learners successfully completed Certified Digital Transformation Professional.

Certified Strategic Digital Transformation Leader (SDTL) is suitable for anyone with no prior technological experience


Participants are required to attempt an examination upon completion of course. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to Digital Transformation based on the syllabus covered

Participants are expected to score a minimum of 70% to pass the examination

Course Outline

Module 1
Designing a Digital Transformation Journey

Digital Transformation is a journey. It requires time to cultivate and nurture before achieving success. In this module, learners will acquire essential knowledge on what it takes to design a sustainable Digital Transformation journey, and how to cultivate a Digital Mindset.

Topics Covered

  • What is Digital Transformation?
  • Introduction to Digital Transformation Journey
  • What is Your Digital Strategy?
  • Advantages and Challenges of Incumbent Businesses
  • Digital Thinking and Digital Mindset
  • Discovery-Driven Digital Strategic Planning
  • Progressive Transformation and Improvement
  • Returns of Investment (ROI) of Digital Transformation

Module 2
Stepping Into Digital Transformation Consulting

The success of all digital transformation initiatives largely depends on how Digital Leaders understand the actual needs of an organization. Digital Leaders are expected to engage in a consultative approach by leveraging digital tools and insights.

Topics Covered

  • What is Digital Transformation Consulting?
  • Specializations in Digital Transformation Consulting
  • Key steps to a Successful Consulting Project
  • Conducting a Need Analysis to Determine Project Specifics
  • Information Gathering
  • Identification of Potential Solutions
  • Presentation to Clients
  • Performing a Post-Project Review

Module 3
Art and Science of Disrupting Business Model

Disrupt without disruption. Innovate without breaking away from the business core. Learn how to leverage incumbent and existing processes to gain a competitive advantage in the fast-paced digital economy.

Topics Covered

  • Definition of Business Models
  • Key Components to Highly Successful Business Models
  • Developing a Tech-Layer by Connecting Technology to Market Needs
  • Innovate, Transform, and Disrupt
  • Transformation without Disruption
  • Enhancing Customer Experience
  • Progressive Bridging of the Incumbent Processes / Systems
  • Design Thinking for Digital Transformation

Module 4
Core Technological Pillars to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation goes beyond acquiring the latest solutions and tools. It is essential that businesses can differentiate between technology and tools, and digital technologies that can value add to the business based on the latest industry trends and best practices.

Topics Covered

  • Understanding Industry 4.0?
  • Impact of Industry 4.0 on Businesses
  • Understanding the Core Technology Pillars of Digital Transformation
  • Deep Dive into Artificial Intelligence
  • Understanding Data Analytics / Big Data
  • Cyber Security Overview
  • Cloud Computing Essentials
  • Digital Marketing Trends / social media for Businesses
  • UI / UX Design and the Principles of Designing
  • Blockchain and its Impact
  • Geospatial Analytics and Data

Module 5
Data Strategies for Sustainable Digital Transformation

The role of data is of paramount importance in Digital Transformation. It is almost impossible to kickstart or manage any digital transformation effort without the use of data. In this module, participants will learn how to design a data strategy to track the progress of Digital transformation initiatives.

Topics Covered

  • Importance of Data and its Strategies
  • Information, Data, Information Architecture, and Data Architecture
  • Single Source of Truth (SSOT) vs. Multiple Versions of the Truth (MVOTs)
  • Defensive vs. Offensive Utilization of Data
  • Data Governance for High-Quality Data
  • Data Warehouse
  • ETL vs. ELT
  • Introduction to the Data-Strategy Spectrum
  • Organizational Data Management

Module 6
Artificial Intelligence for Competitive Advantage

Artificial Intelligence is expected to play a significant role in how businesses operate. With the vast volume of data and the advancement of data technologies, businesses will need to acquire essential knowledge on how to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into their day-to-day operations and decision-making.

Topics Covered

  • Artificial Intelligence for Key Decision Making
  • Scaling, Scoping, and Learning
  • Advantages of AI-Driven Companies
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Framework for Rebuilding an Incumbent Business
  • Artificial Intelligence Driven Transformation (Strategy, Architecture, Technical Capabilities, Agility, Governance)
  • Leadership Challenge to Advancing in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Experienced-Based Decision Making to Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Organizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Scaling
  • Use Metrics and Data to Track AI Progress

Module 7
Change Management, Agile, Lean Start-Up, and Design Thinking

In this module, learners will acquire essential knowledge on some of the popular methodologies that can be applied to manage Digital Transformation initiatives and projects.

Topics Covered

  • Organizational Culture for Digital Transformation
  • Agile Development and Lean Start-up Methodologies for Digital Transformation
  • Disruptive Innovation and Design Thinking for Digital Transformation
  • The Rise of the Digital Executive and Digital Leader
  • Sustainable Digital Transformation Principles
  • Leadership Principles for Digital Transformation
  • Developing a Digital-Twin

Module 8
Developing a Digital Transformation Framework

CASUGOL Method™ to Digital Transformation uses an holistic framework to provide a comprehensive approach to digital transformation that takes into account both the technical and cultural aspects of the organization.

Topics Covered

  • What is a Digital Transformation Framework?
  • Key Components of a Digital Transformation Framework
  • Identify Your Customers and Their Pain Points
  • Design Your Digital Transformation Journey
  • Understand the Design Thinking Approach to Digital Transformation
  • Choosing the Right Framework for Businesses

Module 9
Managing Digital Transformation

Participants will have the opportunity to experience first-hand how to develop a Digital Transformation Framework based on their organization’s purpose. Through extensive interaction with the trainer and fellow participants, participants will also acquire knowledge on how to use tools to manage/monitor their digital transformation projects.

Topics Covered

  • Redefine the Purpose of the Organization
  • Understanding the Objective of Digital Transformation
  • Building a Digital Transformation Strategy
  • Disrupt Your Business Model
  • Identify and Digitally Transform Your Business Core
  • Data Governance and Cyber Security Policies

Module 10
Cost-Benefit Analysis for Digital Transformation

Knowing the Cost-Benefit before any transformation will stakeholders with a clear picture of the impact of any Digital Transformation initiatives expressed in monetary terms. In this module, learners will acquire knowledge on the core components of Cost-Benefit Analysis and how it can be used to support decisions of change.

Topics Covered

  • What is Cost-Benefit Analysis?
  • Key Steps in Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Preparation of a Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Structuring of Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Methodologies for Conducting Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Unit Values and Data Collection
  • Assumptions, Forecasts, and Projections for Cost-Benefit Analysis

Module 11
Developing an Eco-system Strategy

To stay competitive in this fast pace digital economy, businesses are expected to collaborate and form strategic partnerships with other businesses. The ability to identify a potential long-term partnership and complement each other’s strengths will allow businesses to focus on their core purpose of transformation.

Topics Covered

  • What is a Digital Transformation Eco-System?
  • Key Components of an Eco-System
  • Achieving Successes Being Part of an Eco-System
  • Partnership for Transformation Success
  • Private-Public Partnership
  • Partnership and Alliance in Digital Transformation
  • Transactional vs. Solution Based Eco-System

Certified Strategic Digital Transformation Leader (SDTL) involves rigorous usage of real-time case studies, hands-on exercises and group discussion

CASUGOL Method ™

The CASUGOL Method is a simple and effective way to digital transformation, ensuring the sustainability of business and digital transformation initiatives. It based on a unique mantra – to focus on the intent and outcome of digital transformation. Businesses are no longer required to transform for the purpose of transformation’s sake but rather designing digital strategies based on specific business needs and ensuring its sustainability. Through digital transformation, you can reset your business and allow you to gain competitive advantage in this fast-paced digital economy.

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Benefits for CASUGOL Method ™

  • Focuses on the Intent and Outcome of Digital Transformation (DX)
  • Holistic Approach Suitable for all Industry Verticals
  • Provides Businesses with Clarity on Processes and Resources
  • Enhancing the Technology Core Within Business
  • Nurturing a High-Performance Digital Ready Team
  • Data-Driven Digital Transformation
  • Ease of Deployment, Covering all Aspects Within an Organization
  • Sustainable and Proven Method Successfully Deployed Internationally

Some Reasons Why Learners Choose CASUGOL

  • International Certification Body

  • Presence in 38 Countries

  • Developed by Industry Experts

  • More than 42,000 professionals passed through our education system

  • Flexible program design for all individuals

  • Learn from internationally renowned leading industry experts, academics, and researchers

  • Support for participants during and after training

  • Enhance competency of workforce and improve individual career prospect

  • Customization of programs for specific industry, organization, government agencies, statutory boards

  • Learn in a highly interactive, supportive and encouraging environment

  • Regular invitation to attend courses / workshops / seminars / events at complimentary rate

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