@iLabAfrica launches innovation leadership programme for C-Suite level managers in East Africa


@iLabAfrica Research and Innovation Centre, Strathmore University, launched the CIO Leadership Programme that aims at enhancing strategic thinking, leadership skills, and providing an integrated view of the business landscape through key management concepts and best practices for industry leaders and ICT practitioners at the C-Suite level. The launch addressed the current trends in IT and the need for highly skilled and trained CIOs within organizations and businesses to assist in making informed decisions.

Businesses must adopt specific technology practices in the digital age if they want to thrive and maintain a competitive advantage. Organizations see a digital business strategy as a way to alter their industries, streamline their company operations, and leverage technology. All these are geared towards improving interactions with both consumers and staff, thus providing top-notch customer service.

During the launch, Dr. Joseph Sevilla, Director, @iLabAfrica said, “The programme was created to fill the gap in the local and regional market. Numerous leadership flaws in the CIO position need to be rectified with the assistance of business and academics.

“The first cohort of the CIO Leadership Programme is set to begin its first module in June this year.”

Dr. Julius Kipng’etich, Group CEO, Jubilee Insurance added, “We hope that this training will provide you with the necessary abilities. Our leaders must be prepared for anything because the world is ambiguous and unclear, particularly when it comes to in technology. CIOs should set a good example for young ICT Practitioners at the C-Suite level to follow.

“We believe that strengthening our leadership is essential to building better leaders for present and future opportunities in the country. Through networking, mentoring and leadership opportunities that unite us and give us a feeling of community and belonging, we can support one another as we develop.”

Ms. Jane Karuku, Group MD & CEO, EABL PLC also shared her sentiments, “We are delighted to be part of the CIO Leadership Programme Launch. Organizations in our country and across the globe should embrace digital transformation because it will better company agility, improve efficiency, and eventually create new value for shareholders, consumers, and employees.

“The road to digital transformation can take many different directions, and each organization’s journey will be different.”

The programme will provide an opportunity for leaders and ICT practitioners to mentor and coach one another to foster growth and create more exposure to opportunities.

To learn more, click here: http://www.ilabafrica.ac.ke/

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