Develop leadership skills, agility and resilience

Gain the strategic tools needed to implement digital transformation in your organisation.

The UCT GSB Digital Transformation Strategy short course, delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter, is designed for leaders, change agents, and managers who want to drive effective innovation in their organisation. 

On this course, delegates will:

  • gain an understanding of a people-centric approach to digital transformation
  • learn how to develop a strategic road map applicable to broad business contexts
  • network with like-minded peers
Faculty: Mignon Reyneke

Meet the Course Convenor


Mignon is a Marketing / Business Strategy Consultant with experience in the corporate and academic fields, both locally and internationally. Her corporate experience includes a range of different areas from retail to journalism, banking and advertising (Harrods (London), CNN (London), Investec (SA), Morgan Stanley (UK), Eliance Communications (SA).

She teaches digital marketing on the MBA program and has been involved with custom corporate training in consumer behaviour and marketing for ComAir, Tiger Brands, Sasol, SAB, Distell, Business Connexion, Thales, AIG, British American Tobacco, BMW, Standard Bank, Discovery, SAICA, Old Mutual, Transnet, Capitec, Vodacom and Chevron.

She holds a B.Com degree (University of Pretoria), an MBA from the University of Melbourne (MBS) and a PhD in luxury branding from Lulea University of Technology (Sweden).


This course is designed for leaders, change agents, and managers who want to drive effective innovation in their organisation. You’ll gain an understanding of the benefits of a people-centric approach to digital transformation and learn how to develop a strategic road map applicable to broad business contexts.

This course offers you the chance to network with like-minded peers, while benefiting from a strong focus on leadership, agility, and resilience in the digital age. Additionally, you’ll be given the opportunity to validate your strategy development skills with a GSB certificate of completion.

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • Key insights into the drivers of digital transformation – leadership, agility, and resilience
  • An understanding of human development and the importance of a customer-centric approach
  • The ability to measure and define internal business capabilities for transformative solutions
  • A digital transformation road map to implement in your organisation

This course will equip you with the skills needed to drive digital transformation through a human-centric approach. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll explore the tools and processes and gain the knowledge needed to lead strategy development surrounding digital transformation and confront the complexities involved.



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