TechMoat Consulting

Executive Training Sessions


Most digital transformation projects fail.

The #1 reason is a lack of digital expertise in senior and middle management. Successful digital transformation requires a deep understanding of the long-term digital strategy of the company. It requires expertise how software, data and other digital tools work. And it requires the discipline to execute systematically over time, especially during difficult times. This requires significant digital expertise in middle and senior management.

But virtually every company struggles with this.

  • Current management has some but not uniform digital expertise. It is usually a mix of advanced and beginner thinking.
  • Hiring new digital talent is difficult and expensive.
  • Outside experts are helpful but only as a complement to core management.

The solution for 95% of companies is to train your existing management in digital strategy. Every management teams needs to become experts at software.

Fortunately, this is not that difficult.

We offer executive training programs that systematically move management teams towards digital mastery. These can be everything from occasional half-day sessions to 1-2 year programs that are the equivalent of masters degree.

Example Course: Introduction to DIGITAL STRATEGY

In perhaps the biggest leap forward since the industrial revolution, businesses in China, Asia and globally are being transformed by new digital tools, technologies and data. These include everything from artificial intelligence and big data to smartphones, the Internet of Things and smart devices. This is a global phenomenon but in many sectors it is happening more rapidly and more powerfully in China.

The three Ds of disintermediation, disaggregation and dematerialization promise to upend value chains and transform the world of work, moving up to 40% of industry revenues to digital attackers by 2030. For example:

  • Digital connects supply chains globally, compressing margins and transferring power to multi-sided platforms that disintermediate industries.
  • The sharing economy is changing the economics of asset-intensive businesses, transforming capital-intensive manufacturing into services and aggregating data across the information economy.
  • Everything from books and music to drivers are dematerializing and going virtual. With this disruption, attackers are capturing the lion’s share of the rent with dramatic implications for industry profitability and company revenues.

This class brings together the best of current strategic thinking on digital transformation and disruption. It includes strategy frameworks for digital transformation and disruption, case studies and lectures from industry-leading companies. These include both global best practices and China-specific situations and approaches. Key industries of focus are automotive and mobility, retail and consumer, healthcare and logistics. The course delves into the competitive strategy that underpins the economics of digital strategy and looks at some of China’s boldest and most successful digital companies.

Overall, this course brings together the best of current strategic thinking on digital transformation and disruption across industries. The goal is for students to get ahead of the curve on this phenomenon and be able to apply this knowledge to industry and company analysis.


This courses builds on the frameworks of the Digital Strategy course. It is mostly company-specific and analyzes the strategic decisions of China/Asia’s leading digital companies. It is mostly cases studies and is based on the frameworks of the first course.


This is a strategy course about the frontiers of business China. It includes topics such as urbanization, consumer China, digital China and manufacturing. This course was the basis of my One Hour China books – which have been on the bestseller list for +4 years.

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