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Managing Digital Transformation


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 5
  • Coordinator: Muthu De Silva
  • Lecturer: Saverio Romeo
  • Assessment: a 1500-word essay (30%) and a two-hour examination (70%)

Module description

Public and private organisations are going through a process of digital transformation with the objectives of optimising operations, increasing efficiency and achieving sustainability. This process involves understanding the impact and value of emerging technologies and learning to use them within the organisation and along the value chain. This has strong implications for organisations in terms of modus operandi and innovation capabilities, demanding organisational change to be able to make the most out of emerging technologies.

This module will teach you how to generate value from emerging digital technologies. It will give you an understanding of technologies and their applications, as well as the management, innovation, policy and societal impacts of digital transformation processes.

Indicative module syllabus

  • The Waves of Digital Technological Change
  • Emerging Technologies, Convergence and Digital Transformation
  • Managing the Digital Transformation
  • The Pillars of Digital Transformation - The Internet of Things
  • The Pillars of Digital Transformation - Blockchain
  • The Pillars of Digital Transformation - Data Management and Analytics
  • The Pillars of Digital Transformation - Artificial Intelligence
  • The Pillars of Digital Transformation - New Realities (AR,VR,MR)
  • Digital Transformation and Policy

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • understand the concepts of digital technologies, digital transformation and technological convergence
  • apply economic and management theories and practice to understand the character and impacts of emerging technologies and digital transformation processes 
  • evaluate current and future applications of digital technologies in, and its differential impacts on, key industries 
  • demonstrate how technology policies address and encourage digital transformation processes
  • critically discuss the broader societal effects of digital transformation processes.