Digital Transformation and Innovation

Part of the ModularMaster in Digital HR programme

Digital transformation impacts all industries. Learners in various career roles who need to lead, champion or support digital transformation initiatives will benefit from this course with an understanding of the impact of digital transformation to their business organisations and the technologies involved in its enablement. The learner will be able to build a digital transformation strategy, business innovation models and blueprint for implementation.

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Participants will earn 12 subject credits which can also be used towards completing the ModularMaster in Digital HR or the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management in the Digital Economy.

Course Details

Course Dates:
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Duration: 5 days, 9:00am - 5:00pm


Who Should Attend

  • SME Business Owners

  • HR Leaders

  • HR Business Partners

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to / can expect to:

  1. Understand the impact of digital transformation, industrial revolution 4.0 and its contributing technologies, with ability to discuss implications of an exciting digital future.
  2. Understand platform design for business innovation in new digital economy.
  3. Perform gap assessment and strategy formulation to create new business innovation models and strategy for digital transformation.
Day 1
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution - its impact to business and government
  • Digital Future - Exponential growth of computing
  • Strategic technology trends
  • Artificial intelligence - its impact to digital transformation
  • Blockchain - borderless finance and other applications
  • Data, privacy and security
  • Digital transformation and future predictions
Day 2
  • Digitisation, Digitalisation and Digital Transformation
  • New business models and platforms for innovation and digital transformation
  • Digital business model framework
  • Stages of digital maturity
  • Digital maturity assessment
  • Vertical and Horizontal integration
  • Integrated digital eco-system provider
Day 3
  • Industry 4.0 framework and design
  • Data at the core and cloud adoption
  • Innovation ambition matrix for strategy formulation
  • Process optimisation vs business model transformation
  • Digital business innovation and strategy design
  • Project costing and prioritisation
  • Digital transformation and innovation blueprint
Day 4
  • Digital blueprint implementation
  • Digital leadership and success factors of digital transformation
  • HR, talent management, outsourcing and in-demand skills
  • Group project introduction and team forming
  • Lesson review and project structure
  • Group project design
  • Team discussion
Day 5
  • Project Presentation by Teams
  • Assessment
  • Short quizzes at the end of each class
  • Class assignment from curating of data and to final presentation
Subject Credits

Upon completion and satisfying the requirements of passing this course, learners will be awarded 12 subject credits.

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay

SkillsFuture Course Fee subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

You pay

The above module fee payable is inclusive of 9% GST. 


Steven Ng
Adjunct Senior Fellow, SUTD Academy
CEO, Smart Source Technologies

Mr Steven is SUTD Academy Adjunct Senior Fellow and CEO of Smart Source Technologies, a tech firm for digital transformation consultancy, AI, data analytics and blockchain solutions development. He was formerly CEO of Everest Gold, a blockchain fintech company and Global Databank, a digital start-up venture of an investment holding group. He is also senior advisor for USER Experience Researchers, a UX tech development firm and a mentor for Lithan Academy’s “Rapid Digital Transformation Bootcamp”.

A veteran with over 28 years experience in the Infocomm Technology industry, Steven has held senior management positions in AT&T and Gartner amongst other tech companies. In various roles, he has led strategy development, business transformation, M&A and geo-expansion, spearheading numerous product development initiatives and business diversification. He has very broad financial, business and operations expertise including management consultancy to MNCs.

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Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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Methods of Payment

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

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Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

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Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

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Funding under Post-Secondary Education Account ("PSEA")

The Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) is part of the Post-Secondary Education Scheme to help pay for the post-secondary education of Singaporeans.

This is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage every Singaporean to complete their post-secondary education. It also underscores the Government’s commitment to support families in investing in the future education of their children and to prepare them for the economy of the future. PSEA is not a bank account.

It is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is opened automatically for all eligible Singaporeans.

Account holders can use their PSEA funds to pay for their own or their siblings’ approved fees and charges for approved programs conducted by approved institutions.

However, you will have to check your eligibility and balance by contacting MOE first.

Contact MOE at (65) 6260 0777

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