Our Purpose

We prepare executives to lead their organizations into the digital era to take advantage of digital opportunities and manage disruptive threats. Our goal is to inform and engage organizations along their transformation journey, through applied research and executive education. The DBT Center combines Cisco's leadership in digitization with IMD's expertise in developing global leaders, focusing on the organizational change required for digital transformation. Full-time researchers from both IMD and Cisco draw from diverse backgrounds to drive the our thought leadership strategy.

Prepare your organization for the future. Develop your people, transform your organization


The digitization of the luxury goods industry worldwide is presenting significant change management challenges and opportunities. The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation at IMD provides a very timely contribution to the development of organizational competences and leadership skills to both local and global Maisons, thus benefiting the industry's competitiveness and growth.

Frank Vivier

 Group Director of eBusiness at Richemont 

Digital disruption is real, is happening now, and is fundamentally changing the way organizations will compete in decades to come. There has never been time of greater promise, or greater peril. Those that don’t transform now will quickly face mass extinction. The team at the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation are out in front of this mega-trend. 

Doug Connor

Global Vice President for Digital Transformation at SAP