The Henley Partnership - Accelerating transformation

Henley Partnership: Masterclass – Accelerating transformation

Why is it that 70% of business transformations over the last 40 years have failed? Essentially, because they haven’t aligned their business, their IT and their people.

– Exclusive to Henley Partnership members –

Why is it that 70% of business transformations over the last 40 years have failed? Essentially, because they haven’t aligned their business, their IT and their people.

To find out how to get that strategic alignment right from the off, join this interactive event with a strategist, a chief transformation officer and a business IT alignment specialist. They have done it, researched it and taught it to executives and consultants.

Prior to the session, we will ask you to take a short survey to discover the challenges that you are facing in your businesses.

During the online masterclass, the experts will discuss your challenges in relation to their strategic alignment research. They will then share novel, practical alignment frameworks addressing real-life challenges. You can pose questions throughout to be answered directly or in the final part of the session.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the event you will have:

  • understood why strategic business and IT alignment is an important precursor to enterprise transformation
  • reflected on your strategic alignment challenges in the context of recent research and community inputs
  • been introduced to innovative tools that can address your enterprise challenges and strengthen alignment

Who should attend?

You should attend this session if you would like to share experiences of your own transformations and are open to viewing these through a different lens. If you have a purely operational role, this event is unlikely to be of real benefit to you.

“In today’s disruptive world, the choice is transform or be transformed.”



Professor Sharm Manwani - Henley Business School Finland

Sharm Manwani is the Executive Professor of IT and Digital Leadership at Henley. His ongoing research with McKinsey is generating enterprise architecture best practices for digital transformation.

As a European CIO at Diageo and Electrolux, Sharm led several international change programmes generating new business and operating models. He was invited to advise the European Commission on digital leadership education, with the results presented in workshops across Europe.

Dr Christoph Burtscher - Henley Business School Finland

Dr Christoph Burtscher is a Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School. Christoph’s lecturing and research focus is on business design, digital transformation, corporate and IT governance, big data and enterprise architecture. He also supervises doctorate students at University of Reading in various fields. In addition to his lecturing and supervision activities, Christoph is currently Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer at Trak Global Group. Christoph has led large-scale transformations and managed IT and Finance departments in various organisations.

Dr Peder Greve - Henley Business School Finland

Dr Peder Greve is an Associate Professor of International Business at Henley Business School. Peder’s research interests are in the strategic leadership of multinational enterprises, particularly how executive teams evolve and shape enterprise transformation processes over time. Peder has a vast array of teaching and consulting experience, spanning a range of industries and countries in Europe, Africa and North America. He graduated with a PhD in International Management from the University of St Gallen in 2009.

How do I book?

This event is exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership. To book please contact your HR or Learning and Development team at your organisation.

Unsure who to contact? Please do not hesitate to contact us at

For this event, up to 3 places per member organisation are available. ‘Up to’ indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.


This events primary theme is strategy and innovation and the secondary theme is organisational change.

It is relevant to the development of transformation, strategic alignment, digital, strategic business challenges.

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