Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

September 24 - 25, 2020
IMD NEXUS members only
Inside the Mind of the Digital Leader


While many companies have embarked on the digital transformation journey, success rates are stunningly low. One of the primary reasons for this high failure rate is that that our assumptions about good business leadership are completely out of date and don’t reflect the unique demands of leading a digital business transformation.

At IMD we have assessed, coached and developed thousands of digital leaders from around the world. In analyzing this data, we have discovered surprising insights into what it takes to become an effective digital leader at any level of the organization. Join us for this Discovery Event where we will share the mindsets, skillsets and practices used by high performing digital transformation leaders.

Outcomes for participants

In this event you will examine your own leadership style, strengths and gaps to better understand what’s missing, or holding you back, from delivering real breakthrough for the digital initiatives you lead.

Target audience

Senior to mid-level leaders who are accountable for leading digital initiatives or digital business transformation.

Who is facilitating?

This event is co-led by Ric Roi (Professor of Leadership & Organization, IMD) and Misiek Piskorski (Professor of Strategy & Innovation, IMD).

Mr. Deniz Guven, the CEO of MOX Bank, Standard Chartered Bank’s first fully digital bank, will also join to share his insights and lessons learned. Our style is conversational dialogue combined with key insights sharing.


This will be an immersive series of half-day long virtual workshops, broken into 4 sessions of about 75 min each. Each session will consist of short faculty input, polls, directed discussions, followed by debriefs. The flow for the two days will be as follows: Please note all times CEST

Thursday, September 24th, 2020:

Session 1: 9:00 to 10:15 - Challenging our assumptions about digital business strategy and digital transformation. Why are so many initiatives failing?

Session 2: 10:45 to 12:00 – What are the core capabilities of highly effective digital leaders? How to assess and grow these capabilities for yourself and others.

Friday, September 25th, 2020:

Session 3: 9:00 to 10:15 – Self-assessment and insights into your personal digital leadership mindset and capabilities. What propels you forward and what is holding you back?

Session 4: 10:45 to 12:00 - What are the organization and execution capabilities required to win with digital business transformation?

Ric Roi

Affiliate Professor of Leadership & Organization
Misiek Piskorski

Dean of IMD South East Asia and Oceania and Professor of Digital Strategy, Analytics and Innovation
Deniz Güven

CEO, Mox Bank Limited

Deniz is an internationally recognised leader in driving digital transformations and bringing new digital banking experiences to audiences globally.

Mox is a new virtual bank backed by Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with PCCW, HKT and in Hong Kong. As CEO of Mox Bank, Deniz is leading the team that’s bringing a new way of banking to Hong Kong, by empowering people to grow and unlock possibilities through a truly digital and personalised banking experience. Mox operates in a whole new way by listening to customers and focusing on heart share.

Deniz joined Standard Chartered in 2017 as the Global Head, Design and Client Experience, where he oversaw client journey and optimizations, digital wealth, and collaborations with tech firms and start-ups.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Deniz served as the Senior Vice President at BBVA Group’s Garanti Bank in Turkey. During his role at Garanti, Deniz was responsible for end-to-end digital assets, as well as iGaranti, the mobile only bank in Turkey. Deniz played an important role which enabled Garanti to reach 5 million active digital customers and to grow their market share in Turkey. Previously, Deniz also worked for HSBC, QNB Finansbank and DemirBank.
Deniz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in New Media and Communications from Marmara University and an MBA from Istanbul Bilgi University. In addition to being a technology enthusiast, he enjoys yoga, writing and supporting the Besiktas Football Club.



Thursday, September 24th, 2020 and Friday, September 25th, 2020 (CEST)


Virtual (Live, interactive sessions)

*This event is reserved for members of IMD NEXUS and is credited as part of the organizations’ membership.


Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IMD NEXUS team:

Email: [email protected]