Strategic Leadership Programme For IT Companies

Venue/Deadlines Program Dates Program Fees

Venue : IIMB Campus

Early Bird Discount Date : 25 Nov, 2024
Last date for registration: 06 Dec, 2024

Start Date : 16 Dec, 2024
End Date : 18 Dec, 2024
Residential Fee(excluding GST) :  Rs. 1,10,000
Residential Early Bird Fee(excluding GST) :  Rs. 99,000
Non-Residential Fee(excluding GST) :  Rs. 95,000
Non-residential Early Bird Fee(excluding GST) :   Rs. 85,500

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Important Deadlines

Venue : IIMB Campus

Early Bird Discount Date : 25 Nov, 2024
Last date for registration: 06 Dec, 202

Contact Us

Ms. Preethi
Landline No.:+91-80-26993375
Mobile No. +91-8951974073
Email: preethi.s@iimb.ac.in

Starting In
Senior Leaders
Short Duration
International Travel
Alumni Status

Programme Overview
The Strategic Leadership Workshop focuses on strategy and organization in information technology companies, especially on the questions: “how do IT managers identify and exploit growth opportunities?” and “what challenges arise as IT firms grow and how these can be met?” The answers depend on the characteristics of the IT firm and of the competitive environment it faces.

In a small IT firm, an initial growth trajectory must be created, and then the IT firm adapts its strategies to the requirements of the larger-scale operation. By contrast, a larger, more established IT firm must sustain growth by revitalizing current businesses, or possibly by expanding into new areas. The challenge in this context is for a manager to design the organization and its managerial processes as a system that can grow successfully.

This workshop emphasizes the key managerial issues that IT companies face in their decision to pursue opportunities and strategic decision-making, as well as implementation at the level of top management and business/ project. The workshop provides a framework for integrating the concepts of strategy development with the business leaders’/ project leaders’ day-to-day activities.


  • Framework of strategic thinking and management for competitive advantage
  • The process of growth strategy formulation at both corporate and business unit levels in IT companies
  • Concept of ‘Value Innovation’ and its application for the development of a new market space
  • Understanding industry dynamics and developing competitive strategy
  • Changing the organizational structure and internal systems to support strategy
  • Designing competence management programmes
  • Incubating and sustaining commitment amongst professionals employed with the companies
  • Addressing the pay-offs and pitfalls of implementing a performance management system that drives organizational cohesion and individual commitment.

The purpose of this workshop is to help the participants to successfully manage a growing IT organization. Thus, the following concerns will guide this workshop.

  • How can managers identify and exploit growth opportunities?
  • What challenges arise as IT companies grow?
  • Interactive relationships between the business leader’s job of figuring out
  • What to do and the task of getting things done
  • The issue of developing organizational cohesion and individual commitment

Key benefits / takeaways

  • Developing capability to identify and exploit growth opportunity
  • Formulating growth strategies at both corporate and business unit levels
  • Developing a new market space
  • Aligning organizational structure and systems with support strategy

Who Should Attend
Business leaders and senior executives, in line with management involved in decisions relating to projects, business partnerships/alliances and acquisitions

Programme Directors

Professor Raghunath has been the Chairperson of the IIMB Corporate Strategy and Policy area from 1998 to 2000 and as Chairperson of the NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning from 2001 to 2003 during which period he worked on setting up the NSR-GIV Incubation Centre at IIM Bangalore with funding from Global Internet Ventures, Palo Alto California, USA and NS Raghavan, co-founder of Infosys.

He was a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University from 1990 to 1991 where he researched strategy making in high-tech companies which included Cypress Semiconductors Inc., Harris Semiconductors Inc. Intel, Motorola, MIPS and National Semiconductor Corp…

Dr. Raghunath has published several papers, case studies and book chapters. He has been quoted in publications such as Economic Times, Business World, Business Line and Computer Today. He has been writing a column on business strategy for Business Outlook.

Dr. Raghunath serves as an independent director on the board of Spatial Data, Alkor Technologies, India Satcom, National Venture Capital Fund and India Board of Academy of International Business. His professional services have been engaged by many IT firms including Cisco, Motorola, IBM and Wipro.

Ekkirala Srinivas is working as a Professor in the Organizational Behavior and HRM Area, at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Prior to joining IIMB, he worked as a Professor at XLRI Jamshedpur for more than two decades. He was Faculty at the Indian School of Business (ISB) on a full-time basis for 3 years and continues as visiting faculty. He designed and delivered executive education programs for over 50 leading organizations in India and outside India. He has been a Member of the Aon Hewitt Think-Tank for HR and Leadership from 2012. He was identified as one of the most productive researchers from Indian B-schools (during 1990-2009) in a study by London Business School (LBS) and reported by Economic Times. His research papers were published in top academic journals and presented at international conferences. He guided several doctoral students and is a member of Editorial Boards of respected Journals.

Participant Benefits

Participant Benefits
As a participant of this Short Duration Programme, you will be able to enjoy some exclusive benefits other than the outcomes such as skills and knowledge enhancement and building specific competencies that can help shape your career growth.

Some of the exclusive benefits of attending this programme are listed below –

  • Receive Executive Education eNewsletters
  • Invitation to share articles to the EEP blog (subject to a shortlisting process)
  • Participate in EEP webinars on various topics
  • Invitation to curated events and programs by the EEP office

Programme Charges

Programme Fee
INR 1,10,000/- Residential and INR 95,000/- Non -Residential (+ Applicable GST) per person for participants from India and its equivalent in US Dollars for participants from other countries.

Early Bird Discount
Nominations received with payments on or before 25-Nov-24 will be entitled to an early bird Discount of 10%.
Early Bird Fee (Residential) INR 99,000/-(+ Applicable GST)
Early Bird Fee (Non-Residential) INR 85,500/-(+ Applicable GST)

Group Discount
Group Discount of 5% percentage can be availed for a group of 3 or more participants when nominations received from the same organization.

Please Note

  • All enrolments are subject to review and approval by the programme director. Joining Instructions will be sent to the selected candidates 10 days prior the start of the programme.
  • The programme fee should be received by the Executive Education Office before the programme commencement date.
  • In case of cancellations, the fee will be refunded only if a request is received at least 15 days prior to the start of the programme.
  • If a nomination is not accepted,the fee will be refunded to the person/ organisation concerned.
  • A certificate of participation will be awarded to the participants by IIMB.

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