IIM Calcutta Introduces a Long Duration Program on Competing on Digital Mindsets

Si TeamIndian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) has introduced a Long Duration Programme on Competing on Digital Mindsets (CDM). This one-year program not only enables professionals to think differently about technology & business (rewire clients' organization) while making them agile in technology & business, but also helps them in redesigning organization & business processes with a digital mindset and outlook.

Commenting on the program's content & pedagogy, Prof. Priya Seetharaman, Program Director, IIMC, pro-fesses, "Gone are days when IT professionals were only expected to develop, implement and maintain IT applications. Today, they also need to be aware of different business domains, envision the changes and be able to visualize & create new digital experiences for their immediate and end customers. The CDM program aims to provide
participants with the technical, business and soft skills to achieve this transformation".

The program will commence from July 2019 under the leadership of Prof. Priya and Prof. Rahul Roy (Management Information Systems Group), and will run for 11 months with weekly once three hours session where these sessions will be delivered via direct to desktop mode including lectures, case studies, experiential learning and integrative capstone project along with guest lecturers from practitioners. Candidates with at least seven years work experience after graduation can apply for this program online.

Its entire curriculum consists of modules like Ontology of the Digital Shift, Cognitive Tools for the Digital World, Competences & Skills for the Digital Landscape, and Organizing & Executing for Digital Business. The program 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.

The Indian IT services industry is switching towards digital. According to the NASSCOM-McKinsey Perspective 2025 survey, technology firms' top executives believe that by 2020, nearly 50-70 percent of the current workers need reskilling that will aid to preserve the relevance of this huge workforce. "The digital disruption brings-forth lots of opportunities for the average IT professional. At the same time, they need to unlearn and build new capabilities to see these opportunities and capitalize them. This is where the CDM programme can make a difference," concludes Prof. Rahul.