Certificate in Digital Trade Strategy (CDTS)

Gain an end-to-end understanding of what is needed to digitise your supply chain processes

Self-paced online course. 5 modules, 20 video lectures, 7 hours of learning

Taught by 20+ industry champions, legal experts, innovators & public policy officials

Make well-informed business decisions and create coherent policies for digital trade

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What you will learn

The objective of this course is to provide learners with a deep, macro level understanding of the various components required to digitise trade and supply chain processes at scale. The certificate is split into 5 modules, each with 4-6 lessons and a final exam. The entire certificate will take 7 hours to complete.


Why take the CDTS?

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Identify the right strategy to accelerate your digitisation roadmap

Digitising your trade and supply chains is an ecosystem activity. This course will teach you the building blocks you need to know to identify the right strategy. 

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Adopt a standards-based approach to digital transformation

There may be 'digital islands' within your supply chains that lead to a fragmented approach to digitisation. The CDTS will help you articulate the benefits of a common, standards-based approach that minimises cost and complexity.

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Remove manual inefficiencies and boost profitability with rich data

Real-time data makes trade faster, cheaper and more secure through improved visibility, while reducing environmental impact resulting from the paper trail.

Course Authors

This unique online course brings together insights from a well curated panel of more than
20 industry champions, legal experts, innovative trailblazers and public policy officials.

Alisa DiCaprio

Chief Economist, R3

André Casterman

Founder and Managing Director, Casterman Advisory & Board Member, International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA)

André Simha

Global Chief Digital & Information Officer, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

Anesan Naidoo

Head of Sustainability, Anglo American

Emmanuelle Ganne

Senior Analyst, Economic Research Department, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Erick Tavares

Iron Ore Sales Administration, Vale International

Grant Hunter

Director, Standards, Innovation and Research, BIMCO

Hannah Nguyen

Director, Digital Ecosystems, ICC Digital Standards Initiative

Hans J. Huber

Managing Director, id4.trade

Jaco Voorspuij

Senior Manager, Transport, Logistics and Customs, GS1

Kay Ren Yuh

Assistant Director, Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore

Louise Taylor-Digby

Head of Strategic Relations, Asia Pacific, SWIFT & Vice Chair, ICC Banking Commission

Martijn Thijsen

Head of Ecosystem & Platform Play, Digital Strategy & Transformation, Port of Rotterdam

Merlin Dowse

Executive Director, Global Trade Finance Product Management, JP Morgan & Vice Chair, ICC Banking Commission

Niels Nuyens

Program Director, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA)

Oswald Kuyler

Head of Strategy, Europe, MonetaGo

Raoul Renard

Attorney & Former Deputy Director, Legal Reform, ICC Digital Standards Initiative

Stephan Wolf

CEO, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)

Stéphane Graber 

Director General at FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations

Tat Yeen Yap

Managing Director, Asia Pacific, MonetaGo

Thierry Grumiaux

Global Leader of the Transport & Logistics Centre of Excellence, GS1

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Who is the CDTS for?

This online course has been designed for anyone working on the digital strategy and
digital transformation for organisations with global supply chains, specifically the roles outlined below.


Heads of Technology
Chief Product Officers


Heads of Trade
Head of Risk & Compliance

Shippers & Carriers

Heads of Trade
Heads of Strategy
Heads of Sales Operations
Heads of Logistics
Chief Digital Officers
Enterprise Architects
Solution Architects

Policy Makers

Heads of Trade Policy
Digital Trade Policy Leads


Purchase as an individual or for your team


  • 12 months access to the course
  • 6 hours of learning over 5 modules.
  • Course includes 20 video lessons from industry experts
  • Interactive learning through assessment questions & case studies
  • Includes 60-minute final exam to certify your expertise


$ Tailored pricing
  • Everything included in individual purchases, plus...
  • Dedicated service manager
  • Customised integrated programme
  • Personalised dashboard for tracking student progress
  • Post-programme review


Discuss your requirements with our sales team

If you want to purchase the CDTS for your team, we may be able to offer preferential pricing.