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  • €1500 - €1950

Leading a Digital and Innovation Strategy from the Boardroom

Online Short Programme

Technical Knowledge and Skills CPD

Garvan Callan

Garvan Callan, Strategist, Innovator, and Transformation Advisor

Digital Strategy. Innovation and Transformation. Building a digital business. Culture.

Learn the critical importance for boards and directors on the governance of digital transformation, strategy and innovation. Join Strategist, Innovator, and Transformation Advisor Garvan Callan to understand the drivers and the outlook for how digital technology, data and analytics, and innovation cultures are reshaping markets, propositions, business models, and the organisations they are leading.

What do I gain from this workshop?

From the board perspective, participants will:

  • Explore how digital and data-enabled businesses are integrating and leveraging the tools and methods of the 4th industrial revolution to defend, create or take business value.
  • Evaluate the relationship between digital, data and innovation and how they inform, interact with, and ultimately enable organisational purpose, strategy, culture, and the experience delivered to stakeholders.
  • Learn how organisations build the capabilities, culture, and delivery mechanisms to ensure that they are taking advantage of opportunities, but within the risk tolerance of the business.
  • Share a deeper understanding of the benefits to be gained but also the challenges and risk profile to be expected with digital and data-led transformation.

Module One: Digital, data and innovation trends and the strategic imperative

Tuesday, 8th October 2024.

9:00am to 12:30pm. 

  • The drivers and outlook for digital, data and innovation
  • How businesses are responding – a strategic, operational, and cultural analysis (including case studies)
  • Integrating the tools of industry and adaptable strategy

Module Two: Building the core competencies of a digital business

Tuesday, 22nd October 2024.

9:00am to 12:30pm. 

  • The seven core competencies of a digital business – customer-centricity, efficiency, digital engagement, data analytics, agile, innovation and open through partnerships
  • The three enabling platforms – technology, risk and people
  • Diagnosing the health and trajectory for success

Module Three: Hosting and honing a digital culture

Tuesday, 5th November 2024.

9:00am to 12:30pm. 

  • Digital transformation leadership
  • Digital DNA – what makes a successful digital business tick
  • The Operating Model and Cadence to support innovation

Module Four: Ambidextrous transformation and risk management

Tuesday, 19th November 2024.

9:00am to 12:30pm. 

  • Ambidextrous transformation programmes and practices
  • Success factors and pitfalls including risk management
  • Governance

This unique programme has been designed for:

  • Executive directors, non-executive directors from all sectors including public sector bodies, PLcs, SME’s.
  • Will also be of interest to executives/function heads such as CFOs, CCOs, COOs, CPO and IT or business leaders.
  • This programme is specifically for participants who are  already au fait with digital transformation as their organisations respond at a competitive or operational level, but find themselves challenged on the strategies, capabilities, culture and execution mechanisms to respond at the breadth and pace demanded by stakeholders, and the market.

To learn more about the Programme or to see if this may be a right fit for you, reach out to our Learning and Development Team via cpd@iodireland.ie and/or at 01 411 0010.

Garvan Callan

Garvan Callan

Strategist, Innovator, and Transformation Advisor

Introducing Garvan Callan

As a strategist, innovator, and transformation advisor at ONEZERO1, Garvan helps leaders and their businesses develop and execute commercial, customer, and cultural strategies that leverage digital, artificial intelligence and innovation methodologies and tools. With over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry, Garvan has a proven track record of leading and delivering complex and impactful projects and initiatives across multiple domains and geographies.

Garvan is also a non-executive director at Nucleo, a specialist consultancy company that provides data analytics, BI reporting and data asset management strategies and solutions to clients. He brings his expertise and insights from his executive roles at Bank of Ireland, Danske Bank, and Ulster Bank/RBS, where he led strategy and innovation, CX, digital transformation, business development, and wealth management. 

Garvan is a strong learning advocate having spent over 10 years as a Council member of the Institute of Banking and completing numerous educational opportunities including executive programmes at IMI, IMD, Harvard Business School, Oxford Said Business School, and Singularity University.

He also shares his perspectives and insights as a lecturer and writer for various academic and media platforms.

Is this eligible for CPD?

Dimension covered: Technical Skills and Knowledge

Eligible hours: 12 hours of Chartered Director CPD

This session may be eligible for other professional body CPD. Check with your relevant professional body.

Workshop participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the session.

What is the cost?

IoD members - €1500 

Non-members - €1950 

It is not possible to book individual sessions, booking is paid for as a whole.

Cancellation and refund policy

Places are confirmed upon full payment. Cancellations with a full refund are accepted in writing to cpd@iodireland.ie until Wednesday, 2nd October 2024.  After this date, no refunds are possible, and all fees are forfeited for cancellations or non-attendance. Please note this virtual but live and interactive series requires live online attendance at each session. Unfortunately, recordings will not be available as part of post-session materials.

Group bookings

Contact the IoD Ireland Learning and Development team on cpd@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.

How do I attend? 

To reserve your space, book and pay through the “Book now” button.

Once registered, we’ll send an email to confirm your booking.

We'll also send a reminder email with a link to access the session closer to the date. You must click the link and confirm your details to receive the direct link to join the workshop.

The event will take place on Zoom. Download Zoom if you don’t have it already. Please ensure you have a working microphone and camera to take part in our interactive workshop.

Want to connect with fellow workshop participants?

All workshop attendees will receive a list of all other workshop participants in advance of the session. This will include name, job title and organisation. If you have any queries around this  please contact the Learning and Development Team.

For GDPR reasons, we cannot provide contact details on the attendee list. 


For any IoD Ireland Training Programme queries, email cpd@iodireland.ie or call +3531 411 0010.