Harness new technologies for your business transformation

TransformTECH is not just another technology conference. You journey through the exciting world of new technologies and innovation in the context of your business - and leave with a concrete prototype for business transformation.

Maybe you could design new products with artificial intelligence (AI)? Deliver new customer experiences using the Internet of Things (IoT)? Or boost efficiency with intelligent robotics? You'll get up to speed on these exponentially improving technologies, how they may impact your business and how you can harness their power. Using an innovation methodology, you'll move from identifying a business challenge which could be solved by technology to creating a beta-prototype which provides the solution. You will follow a step-by-step approach and be inspired by examples from many industries.

The program brings together the innovation and technology expertise of two top schools: IMD business school and EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), one of the two Swiss federal institutes of technology.

Meet the experts you'll be working with

4 days of hands-on learning



You identify a business transformation challenge/ opportunity to work on during the program with support from IMD.

You get familiar with the latest digital technologies through a designated platform.


Morning streams

Move from inspiration to prototyping

Choose the relevant stream to work on your business opportunity with IMD faculty:

  • Designing new products, services and solutions
  • Delivering new user experiences
  • Developing operational efficiencies

Afternoon plenaries

Explore exponentially improving technologies

Get the latest from EPFL and other technology experts on:

  • IoT
  • Data analytics & artificial intelligence 
  • Intelligent robotics 
  • The future of the technology-aided workplace

Afternoon sessions

Develop your technology-enabled business case

Create and refine your beta-prototype through experiential learning:

  • Get first-hand exposure to new technologies with a visit to EPFL labs
  • Exchange with start-ups from EPFL that have applied AI, IoT and robotics to different business areas
  • Develop a beta-prototype with feedback from business, innovation and technology experts. Come as a team to develop a beta-protoype for your specific business opportunity.

By the end of the program you will be ready to test your technology-enabled business case within your organization.


Continue technology prototyping for your business transformation initiative and get feedback.

Join IMD’s professional alumni network

Once you complete an IMD program, you join IMD’s alumni network, an outstanding global community of global business leaders who will support you long-term.

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