SMU-Accenture Digital Transformation Masterclass: Driving Digital Transformation for Industries

Programme Code: CRS-N-0047831


Unleash the full potential of emerging technologies from inside and outside your enterprise.

The race is on to become a digital enterprise. Every organisation has a plan for updating products, technologies, and business processes. But that's not enough anymore. With disruptive start-ups outperforming industry stalwarts, executives everywhere are pushing greater growth and innovation. Staying competitive demands a complete digital transformation. Every company is on the cusp of digital disruption. But with so many pieces to the puzzle, efforts often get derailed.

Driving Digital is the action plan you need to take your company and career into the future. To support industries’ digital transformation, SMU Academy partners with Accenture to ideate, co-create, and develop solutions together with industry partners through a series of masterclasses. This masterclass is the first of the series.

Next Course Starts On17 Apr 2019 (Wed) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD2140.00* (as low as SGD242.00* after maximum funding) Learn more

2 day


17 April 2019 - Accenture Liquid Studio

18 April 2019 - SMU

Programme Partner

About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company that solves our clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With over 450,000 people serving clients across more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world. 


Accenture pairs digital knowhow with change management expertise to facilitate end-to-end business transformation with speed and agility. By focusing on change strategy and change enablement to drive adoption of new behaviors and mindsets by individuals and teams, we make a difference by helping companies to realise and sustain positive business outcomes over time.



About the Liquid Studio

The Accenture Liquid Studio features an open environment where clients work with highly skilled Accenture engineers to turn concepts into applications and solutions with speed and agility. At the studio, Accenture helps clients reduce development time from months to days by applying rapid development approaches including Agile methodologies and DevOps, and experimenting with disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and serverless architectures.


Learning Objectives

Course Objectives:

  • Appreciate the potential digital service concepts and use cases in various industries.
  • Experience digital technologies through tour of Accenture Liquid Studio.
  • Ideate additional new and emerging digital service concepts in the relevant sectors.
  • Develop action plan and way forward.


  • Citizen AI
  • Intelligent Automation
  • Extended Reality (XR)
  • Data Veracity
  • Frictionless Business
  • Block Chain
  • Analytics
  • Internet of Things
  • Risks of Innovation
  • Importance of Ecosystem Blueprint
  • Enterprise Architecture Overview
  • Digitisation Maturity Phases
  • Next Steps



Who Should Attend

Industry leaders in SMEs and digitally savvy PMETS


An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.

Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Series 

Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")
Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

Absentee Payroll
Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

Full Fee: S$2,140 per participant (including GST)

Nett fee payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding for Individuals:

  • S$642.00 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$242.00 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above



Start Date(s)
Intake Information
 Intake 2 17 to 18 April 2019


Speaker/Trainer Bio

Shumit Gupta

Director Liquid Studios

Technology, ASEAN, Accenture

Shumit has held the role of Director for the Accenture Technology Liquid Studio since March 2017. This is a Rapid Prototyping Lab for emerging and disruptive digital technologies such as AI, Automation, Distributed Ledger Technology, Video Analytics and Immersive Technology (ARVR) amongst others. Shumit works directly with clients across the region in the proliferation of these technologies across industries and is directly responsible for originating prototyping engagements. Prior to that, Shumit served several large telco clients for 15 years across multiple geographies. Shumit's main focus was in the execution of large scale technology transformation programmes. He has led multiple client transformation initiatives across APAC through alignment and integration of strategy, process, organisation and technology.

Shumit has worked across APAC including Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Australia. He is currently based in Singapore.

Dr Charles Ling

Chief Operating Officer of Open Sesame Startups Pte Ltd

Dr Charles Ling is the Chief Operating Officer of Open Sesame Startups and the winner of the Education Leadership Award in The Asia’s Education Excellence Awards in 2014. In his current capacity, Dr Ling oversees the development and management of the business unit which supports the development of promising food-centric startups through incubation, acceleration and commercialisation phases.  In addition, Dr Ling also oversees the technology adoption of the group holding company and its subsidiaries. With more than 15 years of leadership experience in the areas of education and information technology, Dr Ling held the roles of Group Chief Operating Officer of Informatics Education, Director & Associate Professor of National University of Singapore (NUS) and Head of the Office of CIO of Singapore Exchange. In NUS, he founded the Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI) which is a CET that specialises in technology management training. Dr Ling was a board member of Natural Intelligence Solutions and NCC Education.  He has been active in industry development and held appointments such as Council Member in the Industry Advisory Council of School of Computing, National University of Singapore, Council Member in the SunTone Architectural Council, Chair of Intellectual Capital in the itSMF Singapore Chapter and EXCO member of in the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SITF).

Dr Ling has a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) where his research area was in Computer Integrated Manufacturing.


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