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Leading Transformational Projects program

Create your transformation blueprint

In a fast changing world, success is defined by the ability to turn ideas into value faster than your competition. It is a critical time for boards and executives to define your organisation’s digital future, innovate, and prepare teams for that future.

Our new Leading Transformational Projects program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to prepare boards and executives for the disruption facing their industries, and in turn their operating models.

This immersive high-impact 5-day program takes you to Silicon Valley, where you will learn about technology trends and disruptors of industry, and develop a transformation blueprint to ready your organisation to deliver your digital transformation.

Key themes

  • The future of industry.
  • The "art and science" of innovation.
  • Creating a transformation blueprint.

Who should attend

  • Individuals involved in the technology, strategy and information service functions of the organisation; 
  • Individuals, whose business units and marketing functions, are impacted by digital technology, disruption and/or digital shifts.
  • Leaders in organisations that want to build a digital strategy or respond to competitors that have embedded a digital strategy.

What you will learn

  • Emerging technologies and new business models shaping the future of industries, companies and workforce.
  • The theory and practice of technology investments.
  • The “secret sauce” of Silicon Valley innovation culture from startups to corporates.
  • The “art and science” of corporate innovation.
  • Turning ideas into action with a ‘transformation blueprint’ for your organisation.

What to expect

This immersive high-impact 5-day program takes you to Silicon Valley. There is pre-program work to be completed at your own pace (approximately 10-hours).

The pre-work will act as the base knowledge from which to build upon and will be assumed knowledge once the program starts.


Monday 18 June - Friday 22 June 2018


Silicon Valley, San Francisco, CA, USA


AUD16,000 per person includes accommodation and lunches.

Airfares and ground transport to San Francisco to be arranged by participants.

Transformation blueprint

The ‘Transformation blueprint’ shows the fundamentals of an organisation’s change journey. It is not meant to be linear, and requires an agile approach toward design, execution, and implementation with a number of feedback loops; jumps at various points; and pivots if the logic is flawed.

About the Silicon Valley Innovation Center

This program is being run in collaboration with the Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC). Since 2011, Silicon Valley Innovation Center has been advising corporations from around the world on industry transformations and new business opportunities. SVIC helps senior executives understand the impact of emerging technologies on business by organizing exclusive immersion programs, cutting-edge thought leadership conferences and breakthrough corporate innovation acceleration and consulting programs in Silicon Valley and globally. Thousands of corporate executives, business owners, board members of global corporations, government leaders and entrepreneurs have relied on SVIC for strategic industry insight and advice.


This Leading Transformational Projects program in Silicon Valley can be designed as a bespoke program for participating companies. Please contact Amar Flora, Chief Operating Officer, John Grill Centre for Project Leadership to discuss this custom opportunity on + 61 2 8627 4913 or

Every industry will be fundamentally transformed by a tsunami of emerging technologies coming at us. Half of the companies will disappear – Kodak and Blockbuster are just the early warnings of the coming storm. Digital transformation is the first step every company needs to do to become a technology driven business. After that, companies need to continue reinventing themselves. It is very simple - innovate or die.
Andy Zhulenev, Vice President at Silicon Valley Innovation Center