Monday, January 22, 2018
London Tech Week Academy To Hostfirst-Ever Innovation Mini MBA Course In Dubai In Partnership With Dubai Internet City

London Tech Week Academy, together with its strategic partner Dubai Internet City, will presentthe 5-Day Innovation Mini MBA programmefor aspiring C-Suite leaders who want to move their careers to the next level and help change how their organisation innovates.

Supported by tech giant Google and to be delivered by Informa and KNect365, the course, called ‘5-Day Innovation Mini MBA’, will be heldfrom 10 to 14 December in the heart of Dubai Internet City at In5 Tech, an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Providing a fully immersive learning experience focused on unlocking and commercializing digital innovation, the programme aims to equip participants with skills to deliver innovation in today’s competitive landscape by accelerating their knowledge of innovation principles and practices. The 5-Day programme will also provide an ideal networking platform for like-minded business leaders across diverse roles such as product, digital, sales, marketing, finance and operations.

Ammar Al Malik, Executive Director of Dubai Internet City, said: “As a thriving tech and innovation hub, Dubai offers the perfect backdrop for a course on innovation. We are excited to partner with the London Tech Week Academy on this 5-Day Innovation Mini MBA and host them in Dubai for the first time. Such initiatives enable and empower the next generation of business leaders to turn their ideas into reality. We hope to inspire and generate ideas of tomorrow and support in making them in to a reality.”

The curriculumincludes a balanced mix of theoretical knowledge coupled with practical application. Participants will learn from real case studies and innovation experts by having a platform to test out their business propositions. Culminating in a team pitch to a panel of industry leaders, the mini MBA will help participants build their prototype and deliver their business case in front of a live audience and experienced critics.

Alan Kelly, Commercial Director at Informa MEA, said “We are excited to launch this unique programme with Dubai Internet City. Created exclusively by London Tech Academy and KNect365, and supported by Google, this incredible learning experience will take individuals from ‘Post-it® to Prototype’ in just five days. The programme will inspire, connect and equip our selected participants with the best experts, the best speakers and the best examples of Innovation from around the world.  All our participants will already be on the fast-track to leadership in their companies and will have a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.”

The five key objectives in this Mini MBA courseinclude: exploring what innovation is within a commercial and consumer context while studying various innovation models; identifying relevant ideas; articulating these ideas with a strong business purpose through effective storytelling; visualising one’s proposition and generating feedback and lastly, how to package and refine a business pitch.

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