Digital Innovation Strategy and Management

Think Innovation
Think Booth

Robert C. Wolcott
Adjunct Professor Of Entrepreneurship

Offered in English

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Think Innovation
Think Booth

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    Robert C. Wolcott
    Adjunct Professor Of Entrepreneurship
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    Offered in English

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Organizations leading digital transformation can achieve sustainable growth with enhanced margins and thrive through disruption. Others will be left behind. Learn how to define and drive a next-generation digital strategy for your business.

Organizations across all industries face fundamental digital transformation. This program provides the tools to frame opportunities and challenges, gain actionable frameworks for defining and driving digital strategy, and envision next-generation innovation strategies for sustainable growth. Participants will explore how digital capabilities and business models impact industries and customers, how to turn strategy into action, and how to win in the digital age.

Program Takeaways

  • Discover how digital technologies transform business models, value chains—entire industries— and what to do about it.
  • Acquire a systemic framework to evaluate an organization’s current innovation profile and prioritize where innovation will most help your organization win in the future.
  • Envision how your company can build a portfolio of opportunities, from radical efficiency enhancements to new growth—while achieving tangible business value.
  • Discover approaches to enhancing your organization’s culture of innovation—as well as how to progress within the cultural realities you currently face.
  • Apply proven organizational models for generating and scaling innovation company-wide and beyond.


Robert C. Wolcott


Wolcott is Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Booth. Additionally, he is Adjunct Professor in Executive Education at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and formerly a visiting professor at the Keio Business School (Japan). Wolcott won Teacher of the Year from Kellogg’s EMBA program in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. He serves on the advisory board for the Open Innovation Lab of Norway; H-Farm, the leading digital innovation ecosystem in Italy. Wolcott is also a managing partner with Clareo, an innovation strategy consultancy serving senior executives at global corporations such as Exelon, BHP, Griffith Foods, Zurich Insurance, Owens Corning and others.


Wolcott is a regular contributor to Forbes regarding the impact of technology change on business, leadership and society. His book with Dr. Michael Lippitz, Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (McGraw-Hill, 2010) shares a decade of research and has been published in Chinese and Japanese. Wolcott’s work has appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review, strategy+business, The Harvard Business Review,,, The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, Business Week, The Financial Times (European Edition), The New York Times and numerous overseas publications. He is a frequent speaker at events worldwide.

In 2003, Wolcott founded the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), a network of senior executives dedicated to driving sustainable innovation, now an independent organization known as The World Innovation Network (TWIN). TWIN’s annual summit, TWIN Global, takes place in late Spring and includes leaders from around the world who collaborate around issues of significance for their organizations and for humanity. Wolcott is also an active angel investor in enterprises such as crowd funding leader Indiegogo, student loan innovator Lumni, legal documentation platform Page Vault, healthcare data and analytics providers SA Ignite and Clearcare Online (exited to Battery Ventures in 2016), cyber security provider MagicCube and international art exposition EXPO Chicago.

Wolcott received a BA, European and Chinese History; and an MS and Ph.D., Industrial Engineering & Management Science, Northwestern University.

Who Should Attend?

This program will benefit mid-to senior-level executives who seek to take their organization to a new level by launching bold, new innovation strategies enabled by digital transformation. This program will benefit a wide range of industries and sectors, especially those facing significant threats from disruption. Senior leaders, business owners, managing directors, regional directors, and those in the fields of business development, innovation, digital, R&D, and operations will find this program beneficial.

Live-Online Format

Our live-online programs are delivered in a synchronous format where you’ll engage with faculty, industry leaders, and a global set of peers in an interactive, high-impact virtual environment. Often, these programs blend live sessions with activities or projects, and readings to deepen one’s understanding of the materials. The benefit to this format is that you’ll receive Booth’s rigorous content in short, digestible sessions held multiple times weekly.

Participants should expect to commit a total of 8-10 hours to this program.

Live-Sessions are held from 9 am-11 am CT from Monday to Thursday. View the full program schedule here.

Networking Forum

This program includes a live-virtual networking session, where participants will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to the cohort and share their work experience, as well as their most significant business challenge they are currently facing. Booth team members will host these forums, and will help continue post live-forum discussions onto the program’s online discussion boards.

Why Booth?

  • You will learn from one of the most highly regarded faculty of any business school in the world. As part of the University of Chicago, which is home to an extraordinary 92 Nobel laureates, Chicago Booth has nine faculty members who have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
  • Chicago Booth´s multidisciplinary approach to education gives you the analytical frameworks for unlocking solutions to complex problems. You’ll be encouraged to take risks, share your ideas, embrace diverse perspectives, and define your individual path to success.
  • At Booth, empirical evidence (real-world data) and analysis are paramount. A diverse array of analytical and behavioral frameworks gives participants the ability to visualize compelling new business solutions.
  • Upon completion of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Chicago Booth Executive Education. You will also receive a Digital Badge that serves as a certified online credential of your accomplishment and can be shared among social networks such as LinkedIn.
  • You’ll automatically become a member of the Booth Executive Education community, which will provide you with an opportunity to grow your professional network.

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