Seminar: How to Initiate a Digital Transformation

Everyone around you is talking about digital and the need to embrace this technological surge. But you may be wondering where to start and what this means in concrete terms. Do you absolutely have to use AI? Is it necessary to recruit an army of developers? Or to make heavy investments? This seminar will provide you with answers.

This seminar is organised by HEC Liège Executive Education  and the Digital Lab.


  • 08:30 Opening
  • 09:00 What is meant by 'digital'? ▶ Historical reminder of the evolution of ICT ▶ Distinction between digitalization, digitization and digital transformation ▶ Practical application and reflective approach in relation to the case of your own company
  • 10:45 Digital transformation and its value creation modes ▶ Why digital transformation? Answers provided by the scientific literature ▶ Digital Inside VS. Outside ▶ Brainstorming on the approach useful to your company
  • 14:00 The digital transformation process and building a coherent strategy ▶ The building blocks of a digital transformation ▶ Illustration through a case study ▶ The steps in building a digital strategy
  • 15:30 Myths related to digital transformation ▶ Discovering 10 preconceived notions about digitalization ▶ Reflection and debate among participants ▶ Final quiz on appropriation of key concepts
  • 17:00 Debriefing


  • Nicolas NEYSEN

    Digital Transformation Lead // HEC Liège

Nicolas Neysen is currently Digital Transformation Lead at HEC Liège. He is in charge of coordinating various initiatives involving digital technologies and skills – from education to research, to projects and partnerships with external stakeholders interested in developing strong ties with the business school. In 2017, Nicolas published Stratégie des organisations (DeBoeck Supérieur).

For more information on the seminar, visit the HEC Executive Scool’s website.