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The session will give an answer of the question ‘Why digital transformation matters?’.

We will introduce the rules and economic drives of the disruptive, digital economy.

In this module the participants with the facilitator will discuss the crucial driving forces of the changing environment and the laws of the future economy. We will go through the industry patterns and market dynamics that drive digital transformation and explain how these influence the business ecosystem and different markets.

The digital transformation contains three main factors: Technology, Patterns and People. Digital Transformation is one of the key potential abilities, a tool to react to the fast changing environment. It’s a mindset a completely new way to approaching business.

Spark’s faculty member will share the main trigger points of the exponential growing of radical technologies like robotics, AI, machine learning, VR, Spacetech, Nano-tech, Smart materials etc. We will examine where are these technologies today in their development curve, and how these may evolve in the next 5-10 years. We do all this to create a common ground about the potential effects these technologies will have on the participants’ business’ future.



This module shares the theory and practice of building disruptive digital strategies. As part of the workshop participants will engage in the process of strategy creation and also learn best practices from different industries.  Participants will learn about the anatomy of digital companies and explore the drives that can accelerate transformation within their teams. We will be working with questions such as:

  • What digital capabilities are critical for today?
  • How else do you need to adapt your organization’s activities and resources?
  • How well positioned is your organization for the changing environment?




DATA-DRIVEN LANDSCAPE: It is worth to take a look at the data as a corporate property. Because it has a value that can be exchanged into money, it needs to be properly maintained, and its’ value needs to be expanded. This module will give to our audience a better understanding of the field of data-driven mindset and how to use data in the best way. We will have a look at all the aspect of the details and explanation of the Big Data ecosystem.

Subjects covered in this module:

  • Landscape: What is Big Data, and what is not?
  • Definitions and dirty details of the Big Data Ecosystem
  • Data as the main driver of value creation.

DATA-DRIVEN MINDSET: In this module we dig deeper in the field of data-driven mindset and give insights and hands-on practices to help the participant leaders to shift to data-driven mindset. In this section, we will also find the answer of the following exciting questions: How much support can AI algorithms and real-time data provide us? How can we make data-driven decisions on the management level?

The module covers the following areas:

  • Cornerstones of data-led business (technology, system, creativity)
  • What to look for in data?
  • Strategical transformation to data-driven operation.
  • AI in Data-Driven projects

DATA-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP: The participants will learn, understand and use the basic concepts of data driven leadership. We will discover what is data-driven mindset, how to use data in decision making, what are the big-data ecosystems,

data analysis, visualization and reporting. Participants will also understand the importance of critical thinking in the

data driven world and we will examine the industry examples of other companies that already introduced data-thinking in their everyday work.



Successful business developers are known of their excellent networking and communication skills, and for being able to control both the customer and the business. This is why we think sales is an art we must be born to. But what does future bring to us? Is it really good communicators and networkers who determine the trends of sales? Or is it possible that there are a more efficient ways to sell our products and services? How much support can AI, algorithms and real-time data provide? How can we make data-driven decisions as sales managers? These, and many more questions will be discussed in Robert’s presentation.



While nearly 85% of business executives think that the opportunities given by Artificial Intelligence (AI) will result competitive advantage in the future, currently only a few percent of companies have an AI strategy. Why is it for? The most common reason is that leaders do not possess the necessary knowledge and skills yet to evolve and implement the AI strategy within their organization. Spark Institute’s aim is to help executives to get started on this road.

Moreover not every company needs artificial intelligence immediately, but every company has to examine the potentials in using algorithms. Every company needs to gain necessary skills to apply AI solutions. This requires pragmatic and practical strategic planning. In the presentation the speaker will talk about the possibilities and methods in which a business would be able to start this process even now. We will present the areas where AI and machine learning technologies are already well-developed and work well, also dispel some misconceptions about what tasks can be or can not be solved with these technologies.



Where do we stand with robotics today? What are the options for a manufacturer or producer company if they want to involve robots into their businesses? What does robotics mean as a service? In the presentation the speaker will talk about the possibilities of using robotic solutions.



The end of the financial worlds as we know it

How the blockchain is changing money and business?

There is an invention, which has the potential to dramatically reshape several industries, with significant impact on business models, reductions in risk and savings of cast and capital.

Do you want to know what it is and how could you implement it in your business? Don’t hesitate, join our course and get familiar with the latest fintech buzzwords and get a deeper knowledge in the field of Blockchain; Cryptocurrencies; Future Banking; Trading; Legal; Crypto world; Private banking; Crypto wallets; Ripple; Bitcoin.




Through ExO Sprint and Exo framework our faculty member will enhance your organization’s ability to disarm the “corporate immune system,” make the mindset shift from scarcity to abundance, and develop internal innovation capabilities. We will explore together what digitalisation means in your company’s processes. We will find out the 3 metrics, the 3 key area where your company has a high potential to make an incredible fast growth. As a result of the workshop we will find the answer how to grab the market leader position in your company’s most tempting key field.



  • Those companies that have the highest market value in the world have one characteristic in common. They have realized a business model that helped them take the leader’s role in the marketplace. This business model is the Platform Model. Here are some examples of  platform:
    • iOS is a platform that anybody company can use to develop solutions and thus create value for oneself, for the customer and for Apple in the same time.
    • AirBnB is a platform, where travellers find accommodation and thus creates value for home owners, tourists and for the AirBnB itself at the same time.
    • Predix is a platform by GE. It’s an industrial internet startup that is to connect machines, intelligence and people thus offering the opportunities of value creation to all sorts of players of industrial  digitization.

    This session includes two major topics:

    • Introduction to the science of Platform strategy creation and how to become the number one player of one market niche.
    • Platform strategy creation workshop to elaborate to the participants the opportunity to create a  platform for their company.



In the Digital Age business environment is often complex where traditional leadership styles are not sufficient. The first people of the teams have to be able to classify situations and pick the most effective leadership styles. Instead of traditional command & control leadership style leaders have to practice the coaching and mentoring leadership approach The Agile Methodology helps to manage uncertainty and creating satisfaction within the teams and between the organization and customers. Moreover, Agile mindset put value in business with a set of principles, practices and tools.  Agile thinking provides the employees new ways to evolve their organization, teams and themselves.

In this section we will learn the main essence of Agile Methodology,  the components that can support an agile company culture. We will talk about the key elements that will help us to adapt to the changing environment and create flexible, fast-tracking teams.



The field of HR goes through radical changes,  which comes with a ton of challenges. These changes require a new mindset for both from the side of HR and leadership.

As a result of demographic, technological, and labor trends it gets harder and harder to find, recruit and keep talents. Meanwhile digitalization and data-driven mindset started to transform HR into a role of integrated business function from a strategic and consulting point of view. Changes coming with digitalization are rarely non-problematic, rather putting extra pressure into HR professionals.



The digital transformation other main aspect is the human site, we also need to develop the soft skills. Our experience shows that innovative projects and promising ideas oftentimes fail for human-related reasons. People from different cultural environments, with different motivations and sometimes even different business interest may miss opportunities due to the lack of collaboration. In order to promote the culture of innovation and succeed in digital transformation this subject is essential. Training practices will be designed to strengthen personal and team efficiency.

The module covers the following areas:

  • Understanding behaviors and roles we take in different professional situations
  • Exploring personal drives
  • Practices of impactful communications
  • Practices of effective collaborations



Cross-functional and self managing teams are essential in the Digital Leadership age. In this segment participants will learn and practice how a leader can foster team dynamics in order to increase team performance. They will learn different team development models and practice the role of the leader in the different team development stages.

Leaders learn the key leadership behaviors to demonstrate resilience, motivate and drive employees, creating the culture of clear accountability, building relationships that create trust and the ability of adapting to change.



In the fast moving pace of the workplace people easily get hit by the change fatigue, and get lost in the realms of buzzwords and rapidly changing objectives. This module puts flexibility and the ability to adapt to change into the limelight. We will use some of the methodologies introduced earlier to train participants to react fast enough and in an adequate manner to the rapid changes in the environment. We will discuss the ways in which digital transformation effects work and the nature of skills that are required to be successful in tech driven world.



Meta-thinking and mindfulness

  • How to survive in the age of AI ?- collaboration with robots
  • Building resilience (individual / organizational resilience)
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Emergency tools in difficult situations
  • How to feel comfortable out of the comfort zone
  • Producing the fuel for care and empathy
  • Internal motivation not just surface acting
  • Self-reflection and understanding others
  • Understanding of needs (others and mine)
  • Digital detox, how to stay conscious in the noise and keep a necessary private place


Change Management and reslience: Corporate transformation is crucial in the digital age since rapid change in technology and business push corporations to respond faster in their processes and culture. Mid-level leadership plays a huge role in the transformation process since it is their responsibility to transmit high level decision to coworkers and drive transformation in the company. In this segment leaders will learn the basic transformation management models, the role of the leader in these processes, and the behavior and habits that can help them and their colleagues to manage stress which comes with change. This module covers also the culture of experimentation and its role in change management and continuous improvement.


Where do we stand with robotics today? What are the options for a manufacturer or producer company if they want to involve robots into their businesses? What does robotics mean as a service? In the presentation the speaker will talk about the possibilities of using robotic solutions.