Technical Strategy for Business Executives (Virtual)

About this event

No matter what your role, if you are a decision maker today in any company, there is likely an expectation that you are able to understand and make decisions on technology. This often looks like an operational need, such as, a Director of Finance who is being asked to review proposals for cloud service providers or a HR Director working with a vendor to make decisions on learning management systems.

However, it also impacts strategic decisions as it is clear that companies can harness technology not only to lower costs and drive value but also position themselves better for new opportunities and growth. This strategic need is on every executive's plate. 

This course is designed to provide executives from any field with the knowledge & tools to provide strategic support to their company.  This unique session will be taught by industry leaders and will include the following topics:

  • Software Development 101 - History & Terminology 
  • Why Platform Companies Win
  • Virtualization & Datafication
  • Technology Culture
  • Security & Resilience
  • Ethical Use of AI
  • XaaS and No Code Revolution
  • Software Development Strategy
  • Convergence: AI, IoT, Networks


  • Format: This class will be held virtually, on zoom.  It will include a combination of live lectures and small group work & discussion.
  • Date: August 1st -August 5th
  • Time: 11am EST - 4pm EST (8am-1pm PST)  (1 hour break throughout the time) 
  • Class Fee: $2,500 for the week.  (Early Bird Registration $1,950 by May 31st) 
  • Materials: All attendees will review the full agenda, speaker bios and pre-reading materials by July 1st.  
  • Certificate: All attendees, who complete the training, will receive a certificate of completion and a social badge 

Code of Conduct:

GDI is focused on providing opportunities for women and non-binary individuals to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.



  • Katie Franco

    Katie Franco


    Executive Director