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Digital Transformation Boot Camp

Digital Transformation for the Technology Leader

Are you a technology professional or a business leader seeking to navigate the ever-changing landscape of digital transformation? Join us for our immersive Digital Transformation for the Technology Leader Boot Camp, where you will gain the essential knowledge and skills to excel in the intersection of technology and business.

Over the course of three intensive days, you will delve into critical topics that drive successful digital transformations. Starting with an exploration of technology management, you will understand how to align technology with business strategy and drive growth within your organization. Building upon this foundation, you will learn the art of leading technology teams, fostering innovation, and effectively communicating with stakeholders at all levels. Additionally, you will gain insights into emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, cloud computing best practices, and the application of Agile and Lean methodologies in technology projects.

Experienced instructor and industry expert Dr. Gustav Toppenberg of Janus Insights will guide you through interactive sessions, case studies, and practical exercises, enabling you to apply your learnings immediately. Whether you aspire to become a technology leader, enhance your leadership skills within the technology domain, or spearhead digital transformations, this Boot Camp is designed to equip you with the tools and strategies needed for success.

Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a transformative learning journey. Secure your spot at the UWEBC Digital Transformation for the Technology Leader Boot Camp and accelerate your career in the digital age. Register now and be at the forefront of driving innovation and growth within your organization!

Led by renowned technology expert and instructor, Gustav Toppenberg, this boot camp offers a unique opportunity to learn from a seasoned industry professional. With over two decades of experience in technology management and digital transformation, Gustav brings a wealth of knowledge and real-world insights to the program. His dynamic teaching style, coupled with a passion for empowering technology leaders, creates an engaging and impactful learning experience. Prepare to be inspired as Gustav shares his expertise, practical strategies, and success stories, equipping you with the skills and confidence to navigate the complex landscape of digital transformation. Benefit from Gustav’s guidance and join us for an unforgettable boot camp that will propel your career to new heights.


Three full-day, in-person sessions on the UW-Madison campus:

  • November 14-16, 2023, 9:00am-4:00pm

The Boot Camp will be augmented with two virtual follow-on sessions to deepen participants’ knowledge through sharing and discussion of experiences around applying class concepts with classmates, facilitated by UWEBC Information Technology Practice Director Heidi Rozmiarek. The dates of follow-on sessions will be determined by participants.

Interested in this Boot Camp, but unable to attend this time for whatever reason?

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Learn from the best in the field

Gustav Toppenberg

Gustav is a goal-oriented, insightful, and seasoned strategic executive & transformation agent, with 20+ years of experience in start-up, high-growth, and fortune 100 companies. In his career as a consultant, academic and technology leader he has continued to strike a balance between professional & academic endeavors, through my consulting & practitioner work at growth-oriented companies and my academic work at Copenhagen Business School, UC Berkeley and Stanford.

Janus Insights LLC is an independent consulting and strategic advisory firm trusted by executives to help them digitally transform their business by leveraging the power of technology and advanced analytics. We partner with business and technology leaders navigating their data & digital transformation journeys as they adopt new approaches and mindsets to optimize their technology investments.


Day One: Understanding the Intersection of Technology and Business

Session 1: Introduction to Technology Management

  1. Definition and scope of technology management
  2. Key challenges and opportunities in technology management
  3. The role of technology management in driving business growth

Session 2: Business Strategy and Technology Alignment

  1. Aligning technology with business strategy
  2. Identifying key technology trends and their impact on business
  3. Understanding the impact of emerging technologies on business
  4. Technology road-mapping

Session 3: Innovation Management

  1. Creating a culture of innovation
  2. Managing the innovation process
  3. Evaluating and selecting innovation opportunities

Day Two: Leading Technology Teams

Session 1: Team Building and Leadership

  1. Building and leading high-performing technology teams
  2. Creating a culture of collaboration and innovation
  3. Managing conflict and building trust

Session 2: Talent Management and Development

  1. Recruiting and retaining top technology talent
  2. Developing technical and leadership skills in your team
  3. Creating career paths for your team members

Session 3: Communication and Influence

  1. Communicating effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  2. Influencing decision-making at all levels of the organization
  3. Leading change initiatives within your organization

Day Three: Emerging Technologies & Lean Agile Ways of Working

Session 1: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  1. Definition of AI and ML
  2. Applications of AI and ML in various industries
  3. Benefits and limitations of AI and ML

Session 2: Cloud Computing Overview and Best Practices

  1. Cloud computing models and types
  2. Benefits and challenges of cloud computing
  3. Best practices for cloud computing adoption and management

Session 3: Agile and Lean Approaches

  1. Overview of Agile and Lean methodologies
  2. Applying Agile and Lean to technology projects
  3. Benefits and challenges of Agile and Lean

Who should participate?

The Digital Transformation Boot Camp is not limited to IT professionals alone. It is also highly beneficial for professionals from various disciplines who recognize the importance of digital transformation in today’s business landscape. Whether you are a marketing executive, a business strategist, a project manager, or a decision-maker in any industry, this boot camp will equip you with the skills and knowledge to navigate the complexities of digital transformation and drive impactful change within your organization. Join us if you are eager to embrace the digital revolution and leverage its opportunities to stay ahead in your field.

Location and Accomodations

The in-person classroom sessions will take place at:

Fluno Center
601 University Ave
Madison, WI 53715

The Fluno Center is a hotel. There are other options also within easy walking distance. Book a room early to ensure availability!

UW-Madison Fluno Center Hotel
601 University Ave Madison, WI 53715

Graduate MADISON
601 Langdon St Madison, WI 53703

Hampton Inn & Suites Madison/Downtown
440 W Johnson St Madison, WI 53703

Questions about this Boot Camp? 

Heidi Rozmiarek

Position title: Information Technology Practice Director


Phone: 608-890-1291