Date: Jun 4, 2024
Venue: Virtual

About the Programme:


    Growing a business mandates the need to keep up with the latest industry trends, including technology. As such, executives and managers need to be on the lookout for new tech that will improve their results and workflow. The current professional and business landscape is also poised for radical transformation driven by new and exciting technological advancements that promise to revolutionize established ways of operation. To succeed, there is therefore a need to better understand current technologies that are driving an array of new products, services and processes, influencing business and market structures. Being well versed with these megatrends will be non-negotiable for managers going forward. Against this background, and based on Industry research, critical and high impact emerging technologies have been identified and grouped as the “Essential Six”. These include:

    1] Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

    2] Internet of Things (IoT) and the Metaverse

    3] Cloud Services

    4] Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

    5] Augmented and Virtual Reality

    6] Block Chain Technology

    Managers need to learn to think differently by applying technology solutions to solve business challenges through an optimal working understanding of these six technologies to deliver tangible improvements in business outcomes. These emerging technologies will also help organizations scale on demand, improve resiliency, minimize infrastructure investments, and deliver both better customer experiences and business results. Given this background, the CII- Suresh Neotia Centre of Excellence for Leadership in partnership with The Strategy Academy Centre for Advanced Studies (TSACAS) is launching a CII Certified Programme on Current & Emerging Technologies for Managers (CII-CETM) which will commence in June 2024.


      The aim will be to upgrade the awareness levels of participants to make them leaders in a world of business affected by the “Essential Six”. From a participant perspective, the course will seek to answer the following fundamental questions:

      • Which technologies will fundamentally impact and transform the way we work?
      • How can we deploy these technologies, standalone or in combination, to provide better value to our customers – rapidly and inexpensively?
      • How can these technologies deliver sustained business growth within and outside my team?


      • Understand the basics of technology and application platforms for “Essential Six”
      • Set a foundational understanding about how work areas will transform and how it will get there.
      • Optimize performance by assessing current technology implementations and leveraging new data sources, technology and talent.
      • Help managers become change agents to enable a forward-looking business culture.
      • Learn areas where these “Essential Six” can make significant contribution in creating and capturing value.
      • Develop a critical analysis of these technologies with regard to the opportunities, challenges, and implications for individual managers and teams.
      • Enable transformational leadership required to effect shifts in mind set and organizational paradigm to facilitate adoption of the “Essential Six”.


      • Managers and team leads from diverse functional areas including Product/Marketing/ Finance/ Branding/ Purchases.
      • Profit Centre Heads and Branch and Regional Managers.
      • Managers working in strategic planning groups.
      • Line managers aiming to create competitive advantage in their respective business.
      • Executives interested in understanding and appreciating applications of “Essential Six” to innovate and better perform in their respective roles.