Tech for Good: Digitalization and Social Impact

Course Code:


Start Date:

20 Jan 2022

Course Category:

Leadership Development

End Date:

21 Jan 2022

Duration (hours):



INSEAD Asia Campus, 1 Ayer Rajah Ave Singapore 138676.

Application closing date : 31 Jul 2021

Course Date Day Start Time End Time
20 Jan 2022 Thursday 09:00 AM 06:00 PM
21 Jan 2022 Friday 09:00 AM 06:00 PM

Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Full Course Fee $ 2500.00 $ 2675.00
Course Fee (After 80% funding from VCF capped at $1000) $ 1565.42 $ 1675.00
Course fee (Foreigner – after VCF subsidy capped at $375 per day) $ 1799.07 $ 1925.00

Although technological disruption and innovation are not new phenomena per se, the rise of digital technologies and data-driven approaches to management has accelerated the pace of disruption in virtually every sector, including the social impact sector. These changes can create immense ambiguity and unease. However, these changes also create immense opportunities, especially as the new technologies appear to be easily available as well as widely accessible at increasingly low cost

But it is critical that adopting new technologies should not become an end in itself, and that the new technology-enabled solutions truly are more impactful or cost effective. Otherwise blindly chasing the latest technological trends can lead to wasted resources or sometimes even unintended negative consequences despite best our best intentions.

While new technologies certainly hold great potential for societal progress, realizing their full potential requires visionary leadership, rigorous strategy formulation and careful implementation. It is imperative that any technology-based solution involves due consideration of ethical issues and unintended consequences, and is a collaborative outcome engaging the target beneficiaries as well as other relevant stakeholders.

It is impractical for everyone to overnight become experts on the nitty-gritty of all the new technologies. Our focus instead will be to cover general principles around managing technology-related change as well as discuss the potential and limits of some of the new technologies in order to enable organizational leaders to direct appropriate investment and innovation in a rapidly changing world. Integrating perspectives as diverse as digital strategy, leadership and innovation, this module will thus provide an integrated view of leading technology-enabled transformation, with an emphasis on the “how to” of effectively leveraging technology for achieving the most impact.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the masterclass, participants will be able to:
1. • Understad the Promise and Limits of Key Digital Technologies - Cloud, Big Data, AI and Blockchain- as Tools for Social Impact
2. • Learn how to search systematically for strategic opportunities using new technologies
3. • Employ Big Data and AI for Good
4. • Lead Technological Transformation

Target Participants:

Target audience includes professionals from non-profit sector who are required to lead agencies or centres such as Board Members, Executive Directors, Centre Heads and HR Heads of VWOs / NPOs.
The skills and knowledge for this course, which the learner is assumed to possess, are as follows:
• Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 6

Trainer Profile:

Professor Phanish Puranam
Professor of Strategy


The event will be held at INSEAD Asia Campus, 1 Ayer Rajah Ave Singapore 138676.

Fee Remarks:

This course is pre-approved for VCF Funding for registered Charities/ IPCs. As there are limited training places for VCF Funding hence funding will be given to the first 50 applicants.


Chua Jasmine / / 6589 5561

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