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I am delighted to have been asked to offer a new Digital Strategy elective module on the University of Edinburgh MBA Programme.

A taster session, entitled 'Digital Darwinism: How to Avoid Becoming a Digital Dinosaur', will be delivered as a Mini Masterclass on Tuesday 1st December starting at 6pm - as part of the Open Evening for the Executive MBA.

The session will examine how a convergence of disruptive technologies (mobile connectivity, social media, enterprise social, the cloud, big data, Internet of Things, artificial intelligent, automation), combined with the rapid emergence of a new generation of constantly connected customers/employees (Gen C), is threatening to reshape markets faster than any force in history.

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The severe shortage of digital executives represents a huge potential employment opportunity for tech-savvy leaders according to a new post on the MBA networking site Business Because.

A dearth of experienced talent combined with the growing number of businesses seeking to leverage digital has put a premium on the role of the digital leader.

The article contains a series of very interesting quotes from experts working at the forefront of digital transformation.

According to Capgemini, for example, executives are desperate to hire outside talent to manage new digital initiatives. There is an emerging war for digital talent according…

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According to a recent article on the b-school network 'Business Because' by Seb Murray, Business Schools are reporting growing demand from companies for talent to lead digital growth. The growing demand for digital talent is being reported across a broad range of industries including fashion, banking and finance, healthcare, IT, consultancy, media, marketing, the digital sector itself and many others. Unfortunately, there is also a growing shortage of high quality graduates to lead companies into the digital era.

With digital having emerged as a key driver of growth, the skills shortage has transformed from a nagging worry for CEOs into something more challenging accordign to Jon Andrews, leader of PwC’s global people and organization practice. 'Despite rising business confidence and…

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